My New iPhone is Out to Drive Me iNsane


iPhone_Slippery

I’ve given it considerable thought and can’t find another explanation: my new iPhone is definitely trying to drive me iNsane.  A few weeks ago my old iPhone decided to retire, necessitating the replacement thereof with a shiny new model. On the whole, I like my new iPhone.

… when I need the screen to be sensitive, it isn’t. And when I want the screen to be a bit resilient, it’s as sensitive as an exposed nerve in a tooth with a cavity.

I’m starting to sense that the feeling is not mutual.

Here’s the problem in a nutshell; when I need the screen to be sensitive, it isn’t. And when I want the screen to be a bit resilient, it’s as sensitive as an exposed nerve in a tooth with a cavity. Let me explain.

When my iPhone is on a table and it rings, I pick it up and slide the thingy to answer. Well, I try to slide it but often it takes several attempts. My fingertips are no more clammy than the next person’s, yet as the iPhone continues to chirp away, and I grow more frustrated fearing I will miss the call, no real sliding occurs, it starts to move, but then bounces back. I have in fact missed several calls due to this.

It gets worse. When the new iPhone is placed in my pocket, any pocket, pants, jacket or shirt, and it rings, the merest touch of the screen while extracting it results in the call being shifted directly to voicemail. What if I wanted that call, what if it was important?

I went to my local Apple Store to see if I had a setting wrong but they told me all was as it should be. Worse, they said they had never heard this complaint before.

So now I’m paranoid. I am treating my iPhone with kid gloves (hey, maybe that’s the answer, gloves). Gently hauling it out of my pocket lest I somehow trigger the voicemail option. But firmly trying to slide the call answer button.

I still think it’s out to get me!

DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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4 thoughts on “My New iPhone is Out to Drive Me iNsane

  1. LOL! Poor uncle! I myself come across the same problem from time to time. Difficulty swiping, maybe it’s our beautiful and delicate hands we inherented from the family. As for the answering in the pocket I don’t have the same issue, just the iPhone screen stubbornness with the swipe. It’s like it’s having a bad day and wants us to join in its mood…

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