In case the iPhone 5 didn’t already have enough problems, yet another one has been discovered by 9to5mac. It appears that the iPhone 5 has a touchscreen glitch, as it reacts differently than previous generations of the iPhone when you slide your finger diagonally across the screen repeatedly. When you do this on the iPhone 5 the handset starts to follow, but has lag spikes.
At this time it is not known whether this is a hardware hiccup of a software glitch, obviously we are hoping for the latter. You can take a look at the video demonstration of the touchscreen bug in action below.
I was able to replicate this bug on my iPhone 5 by launching the Messages app and repeatedly sliding my finger horizontally across the screen. Although this may not seem like a big deal, it indeed could be for game developers who rely on quick diagonal swipes.
Apple has not been available for comment, but we will update you guys if we hear more.