Sure, Apple’s iPad mini has the fastest touchscreen among tablets, and Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are twice as responsive compared to their Android competitors, but they aren’t all they are cracked up to be. Especially after some tests were conducted that found that both devices’ touchscreens were not as accurate as people thought, at least when compared to other products.
Like the Samsung Galaxy S3 for instance. A test conducted by Finnish testing company, OptoFidelity, found that during their testing using software and a robotic finger, the edges of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were poor at detecting touches. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it could affect overall typing accuracy. Hitting the letters Q, O, and P could be harder for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c users since the touchscreen is less accurate.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was found to have near-uniform accuracy across the entire display, so typing accuracy on Samsung’s smartphone should be more accurate. At least in theory. And at any rate, we haven’t heard many complaints from iPhone users about this issue. Still, it is nice to know what is going on under the hoods of these devices. Maybe you were wondering why your typing skills were so poor.