Multitouch improved on iOS 6

by Justin Horn on Sep 11th, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

UPDATE 2 Looks like we now have the biggest reason for this change, the iPad mini.

I noticed recently that multitiouch on iOS 6 beta seems to have improved, it now recognizes a second finger touch. On iOS 5 a touch with a second finger while the first finger was still on the screen would ignore all input from the second finger.  After noticing this improvement, I double checked I wasn’t crazy by testing this on my girlfriend’s iPhone 4 with iOS 5 (don’t feel too bad, I’m getting her an iPhone 5 soon)  and it worked as I remembered. I haven’t tested on a 4S with iOS 5 since noticing this, but I’m pretty confident this is a software related, not hardware.

Hoping that this is the first step to bringing multitouch gestures to the iPhone.

UPDATE Just to clarify a little more, this is different than the previously usable multitouch gestures, like pinch to zoom. This is basically recognizing two simultaneous inputs doing non-gestures. Like in my demo video below, just a regular swipe up and down. You can also see when I bring the two fingers towards each other the slide up and down cancels out.

Here’s a short video demonstrating what I mean by multiple touch inputs.

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