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iPhone 4 proximity sensor fix coming in next update

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, July 16, 2010
News Categories: iPhone

Among other revelations from its iPhone 4 press conference, Apple claimed that a fix for the iPhone 4’s proximity sensor issue would be included in the next update. The issue, in which calls can be accidentally interrupted by button presses and hang-ups, has been reported since the launch of the device, and eventually lead to a grass roots campaign to gain press coverage, as the majority of negative iPhone 4 reports had focused on the antenna issue. Apple did not specify when the update would arrive, or whether it would be a small, incremental update—like iOS 4.0.1—or included in the larger iOS 4.1 update, a beta of which was released to paid developers earlier this week.

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1

It’s interesting to see that the proximity sensor is being called a software issue when yesterday I was given a new iPhone 4 because of having proximity sensor issues. Don’t get me wrong, I thought Apple Care and the person at the Genius Bar were top notch and helped me out in a very timely manner, but if it a software glitch I wonder why they are replacing phones.
After speaking to an Apple Care representative and being set up with a Genius Bar appointment it was as if they were already expecting to give me a new phone before they had even seen it in person. When I handed it to the Genius Bar rep he fiddled with it a minute or so, walked in the back, and came out with a black box with my name already on it, and pulled out a brand new phone, swapped the sim, and away I went in less than 15 minutes.
That was some quick, painless service.

Posted by Chris W on July 16, 2010 at 11:46 AM (PDT)

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It’s great that Apple is at least working on issues, but I wish they would come out and at least list all the issues being worked on. I for one am an iPhone 3GS user and since the iOS4 update have had problems with the Nike+ application and have complained on the Nike Forums and Apple Forums with no answers.

Posted by Sergio Johnson on July 22, 2010 at 4:11 AM (PDT)

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