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Trouble in paradise: Apple iPhone 12 mini plagued by touch response issues

Apple iPhone 12 mini facing touch response issues as revealed by multiple user reports as of November 16 (Source: Apple)
Apple iPhone 12 mini (Source: Apple)
Although Apple's other new iPhone models have no such issues, some iPhone 12 mini owners have been complaining of lock screen sensitivity problems that appeared the first time they powered on their handsets. The problem has been reported on both Reddit and the MacRumors forums and Apple still has to come up with an answer.
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Hardware or software display-related problems or not, the iPhone 12 mini already looks like a very successful product that is forcing many smartphone makers from the Android side of the market to reconsider their existing design approach and add compact models to their portfolios as well. However, it looks like Apple needs to take care of this issue soon.

The issue has been described by MacRumors Forums member MacBainNO last Friday and this is the feedback template that he edited for the others having similar problems to use when submitting it to Apple: "There is a problem with the lock screen not detecting presses on the camera, flashlight or anything unless you press very gently. Issue only occurs when using BOTH a screen protector and a case. If you touch something conductive like the frame or the camera lens frame it works." 

The MacRumors Forums post mentioned above started a discussion that is already 24 pages long. However, the thread on Apple's own forums still needs to take off. Lastly, there's also a Reddit discussion that has been initiated two days ago and has received a total of 283 comments so far (see the source links below the final paragraph for all these three discussions). 

The conclusion is that there's no conclusion yet and we will get back to this topic as soon as Apple comes up with a software update or at least a reply about the cause of this problem. After all, it could as well be a serious hardware problem that could prompt the company to do a mass recall of the affected iPhone 12 mini batches.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Staff Writer - @online_digi - 5411 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2020-11-16 (Update: 2020-11-16)