Even if it went through your jeans, it still wouldn't do anything until you hit the sleep button or home button first. The screen stays off until you hit a side button. AND since the thing goes to sleep in 1 minute anyway, you would have to:Lemme try real quick. lol
Well, not through my jeans...hmmm....still like the ability to lock it. I do agree that it would be nice if it were optional.
1. Accidentally hit one of the side buttons in your pocket (already unlikely).
2. Now you have one minute to also hit the touch screen THROUGH your jeans before it sleeps again. And not just the touch screen, the small phone button in the bottom left hand corner of your touch screen.
3. Now you have to miraculously hit the touch screen again through your jeans to call someone.
I really don't think those are good odds.