9to5mac claims Apple hasn't solved the Proximity Sensor Issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saving107, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I saw this story over at 9to5mac.com this morning and I wanted to share. This story was posted today, but I'm not sure how relavent it is because it does say 4.1 shows promise, but I've heard mix stories from people who have the 4.1 beta installed on their phones.

  2. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    sucks...phones should of just been recalled..... :(
  3. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Great ..... Apple geeks are stumped ..... not what I wanted to hear. :(
  4. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    I'm sure the jailbreak community would have come up with a fix before Apple if it was purely a software issue.
  5. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Don't go on believing something you've read as gospel.
    I heard that some douche on the other side of this ball of dirt said that Apple HAS fixed the proximity sensor and it will be out with the next release of iOS.

    See, you can have both sides saying this or that. Doesn't matter much. How about, before we jump into the deep end of the pool, we let the facts come out. Lets see what actually is released by Apple, and not what someone says, before we form an opinion. YOu know..both sides of the story so to speak.
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I wouldn't put much stock in this article. I'm running iOS 4.1 beta 3 and have not had a recurrence of the "proximity sensor issue" in quite a while.
  7. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    Los Angeles
    If I'm not mistaken, what Steve actually said was that Apple was 'looking into' the proximity sensor problem. He never said there would be a software fix. It seems to me the problem is almost certainly a hardware issue since the 3GS running the same operating system doesn't have the problem.
  8. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    What the heck is this issue? I don't want to troll but my screen goes off exactly how my 3G did. Week 31, 32GB.
  9. detroit1 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    they obviously have. my phone doesnt have the problem sooooo
  10. esadb macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2008
    I dont understand there is such a simple answer to all these issues with these phones.

    We all have that standard Apple Warranty thats 1 year from the date of purchase.

    Wait 10-11 months, then contact apple tell them your having battery issues bla bla.. they send you a nice new refurbished unit. That I am sure will have the antenna issue fixed, proximity sensor.. and all the either small flaws bugged out. A lot easier then Apple doing a recall. Their slowly going to be fixing issues with these refurbished units as most people are exchanging them anyways.

    Thats what my plan is. And also after using a phone for 1 year you get a nice new one. And if you want to sell it its gonna be a good time as the new iPhone will be coming out just around that time when all of our standard 1 year warranty expires..

    And its gonna bring up the sale value of your current iP4 as you can advertise is as brand new!
  11. honeytoast macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2004
    bay area, CA
    Same here. It was horrible with 4.0 - 4.0.2 and I haven't had any issues so far with 4.1 beta 3.
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    It's kind of a non-story. The Apple spokesperson was simply acknowledging that the issue is not addressed in iOS 4.0.1/4.0.2, which we all knew already.

    Noting that Apple has "yet to fix the problem" almost certainly means that they've yet to fix it for consumers, as in they haven't released iOS 4.1 to the public.

    Whether it's actually fixed in 4.1 or not is still up for some debate, but a number of people are reporting better behavior from it.
  13. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2007
    OH NO. :( I can barely stand this problem anymore. If this were any other phone, i would have returned it. but i love the phone otherwise so i've been sticking it out.
  14. Ethere macrumors member


    Oct 13, 2009
    Central PA
    I purchased my iPhone 4 a month ago. 2 days later, I had to swap it at the Apple store just because of this issue. Still having the same problem with my current one. I really hope this gets fixed.
  15. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    You're holding it wrong.
  16. azhava macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Arizona, USA
    +1. Apple, for better or worse, is one of the most secretive companies around when it comes to their products. Lots of rumors, but few of them end up being fact unless it's a lucky guess or something that was already pretty much well-known. They've already acknowledged that the proximity sensor is an issue, so I can't see them not doing something about it.
  17. bmwhd macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2008
    I sure hope the find root cause (and we some day learn what it is/was). One of the more mysterious of defects given that it's not universal.

    I've never seen it on my phones but they've been on iOS 4.1 betas for a while. Don't know if that matters or not at this point.

    You'd think if beta 3 fixed it for sure, they'd close the open defects with that info (as they have with the garbled BT audio issue for example).
  18. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    But (and I am only asking) how LONG will it take.

    People are still waiting on hearing any info on white iPhones a few months later to no avail. How long and how much tolerance can users have before that fix is released. Fortunately - I'm not affected by the proximity issue.

    Apple might pride themselves on their secrecy. At the same time - when it comes to the iPhone 4.0 - it has served them VERY poorly both with customers and the media.
  19. Glideslope macrumors 603


    Dec 7, 2007
    A quiet place in NY.
    Simply "Apply Pressure to a different part of the ear". What's the big deal?
  20. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    We are on MacRumors :rolleyes:
  21. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    even if it is bad hardware there is a simple fix:

    when on a call you need to activate the slider to do anything. I know its a work around for a bad hardware design but it should solve the problem.
  22. Brinkman macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2010
    I have not come across this issue at all.. Phone works just like my 3GS did.
  23. azhava macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Arizona, USA
    Good question. Nobody but Apple knows, and they're not talking.

    Agreed. I think the iPhone 4 fiasco has tarnished Apple's image, and I've been surprised all along that they haven't reacted more quickly to fix the issues.
  24. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Ok. You called me on it. Got me cold. I give. :p
  25. paduck macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2007
    Recalls are normally for safety issues or significant design issues that impact the life of the system (power supply failures). Not for "minor" design flaws or software bugs. Call me a fanboy, but even the worstcase situations we've seen with the iPhone 4 don't merit a recall.

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