However, one minor annoyance at times is the iOS 5 banner notifications that show up at the top of the screen in-app and on the homescreen, as there have been quite a few instances where we’ve accidentally tapped on it.
Rene Ritchie over at TiPb.com has figured out a way to handle the banner notifications:
Touch and pull down slightly on the banner, then flick it up and away. (You’re really activating Notification Center for a moment, but it has such a terrific, tactile feeling to it.)
Rene also talks about another method but it seems to be less reliable than the above method:
“Swipe” from right to left. (You’re really not swiping, it’s a subtle down up motion that’s a faster but not as reliable version of the above.)
The video should give you a better idea and let us know which one works for you:
We still hope that Apple figures out a better way to handle the iOS 5 banner notification to avoid accidentally tapping on them.