I have Verizon iPhone 5 16gb black, and i have the same problem.
I have same problem with the key's that are close to edge of the phone, which i've noticed right away.
since than, i went to verizon store and tried all of their iphons and found out it had same result.
"when you press those key's Q's and P's, and (other keys closer to edge "numeric key") if you go over even slightly to end of screen. "it wont type". This is huge hardware problem.
At the verizon store, i've tried other models like glalaxy III and others... non had this problems like this.
i'Good thing i have 14 days to return it.
I noticed it as I am typing the same way I used to on my iphone 4 but seem to delete all the time.
So I thinking that hitting the enter button not correctly and touching the reverse instead
Then I noticed that when playing games, the controlls are very unpredictable.
I play the same games as before but the controlls are very very hard to handly. One slight mobe of your finger and it just wont react anymore ... which isnt very good when playing a game.
Is this something apple can fix with an update as I find this difficult typing and controlling games terribly annoying?
yes common problem it seems to be an issue with the digitizer..dpending on what vendor made your lcd/digitizer you migh havebeenaffected by this problem. Only three vendors make this component LG, Sharp and JAapan Disply ..it seems the sharp lcds are giving this problem. aftermarket lcds are just now becoming available for like 279$ !! compared 40 dollars for iphone 4/4s lol
Can somebody please report to apple and then report back here? Alternatively, confirm which iPhone 5 digitiser is 100% operational and how to identify it from the box packaging.
I think I'll take a visit to apple store and return my phone and request I choose my next model from the info on the packaging.
Just an update on this, but since adding a bumper to my iphone 5, I'm able to type much more accurately and without the double-tripping I was having before, so my speed of use is back up to iPhone 4 levels. It doesn't make it easier to pick the "p"s and "q"s, but it saves the errors with repeated characters and an issue where a whole message would get erased character by character before I could send it (multiple repeat of the erase character?). I can only think that the without a bumper, my other hand is gripping the phone more closely and the fingers of that hand are in close proximity and hence causing false input? It also seems to be related to relative skin resistance / humidity. Adding a bumper has removed most of the frustration of using this phone, but it calls into question the level of testing before this was shipped.
"but since adding a bumper to my iphone 5, I'm able to type much more accurately"
I have a bumper/case on my IP5 and the keyboard issue hasn't changed. I believe the calibration/sensitivity is WAY off. This was not an issue on the IP4 so the fact that typing has become problematic, is a symptom of something not quite right here. Even if third party apps refelect this issue more, I think this screen should have enough sensor points to compensate for different keyboards. Dead spots on ANY Apple screen seems unacceptable to me. I am curious if a software update will fix this or if in fact, it is a hardware defect and they will have to recall ALL of these units. (or would they)?
Keys on the bottom (horizontal) works fine, when you press the key.
That's how it should work
Talking to apple care, went to level 2 help.
Without any solution, they made appointment to apple store.
They said they will replace it with new one
Ill update you after
If they can't fix this problem, I'll try to make a video of the problem
I'm also having problems with the keyboard on my iPhone 5 that I didn't have on my 3GS. My issues are primarily related to the letter A, the letter Q, and my backspace key. These keys stick, and the result is that I get multiple letters typed when I press the A or Q. When I press the backspace key, it sticks, and my whole message gets erased.
I've also experienced a problem inconsistently, where the keyboard is not nearly as sensitive on my iPhone 5 as it was on my 3GS. The result is that I get letters that don't make sense, because the letters I press don't register.
Anyone out there having these problems? Any recommended solutions? I'm started to get very frustrated with my iphone 5!
This is exactly what I had and I realised that wrapping my hand around the phone caused a multiple gesture trigger.
(I hold the phone in one hand and type with a finger of the other)
I put a plastic bumper on my phone, and I haven't had a problem since.
It's just too sensitive otherwise.
(This doesn't cure the problems trying to select keys at the edge - they are still realitvely hard to select, but at least I can type quickly and my messages don't get auto-erased.)