I switched to an iPod classic from the touch after my old one bit the dust a few weeks ago just to avoid this problem. I have a droid, but on the mountain I'm usually not calling/texting anyone, so if I get a call I just use my nose to hit answer so that I don't have to take my gloves off.
I have no problem with someone using an iPhone or other while on the trail; to contact a friend or get info. BUT if you are using the iPhone while riding that is a problem.
It's bad enough that people drive while talking or playing with their phones and getting into or causing accidents. If someone crashes into me while using their phone, I will take it from them and chuck it into the woods or over the cliff.
Sincerely SCROOGE FROM THE CHRISTMAS CAROL[before the ghosts]
he didnt ask for you to bash, he probably uses it for music... like i do with my droid... and so many others do.
on topic, i have forum "fair" gloves... theyre pretty damned warm and work with my droids touchscreen.