By that reasoning you also shouldn't have commented that it wouldn't work until you tried it. Especially given that the text explicitly stated it would work fine.
If you HAD tried it on the app then you can figure out some simple heuristics where you can both still tap on the edge and ignore many of the more common spurious hits.
Likewise, how do not know how the 44x44 point HIG recommendation works if you are a dev and have an iPad and could literally see what a 44 point target would look like on the new mini? Because you never bothered to try it.