Did the 4S fix the face/cheek proximity sensor??

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  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

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    Is our long nightmare of the iPhone 4 face sensor over? One of the biggest let downs of the 4, I am praying to Gob that it's fixed.

    Well??
     
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    Who is this Gob you speak of?
     
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    Gobstoppers? I pray to them daily.




    I haven't had any problems with the proximity sensor so far. Of course, I've only made 2 calls, but those 2 calls had no problems.
     
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  7. Sean Dempsey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    George Oscar Bluth.


    The 4 is pretty terrible with the sensor. It was flawless with the 3GS, but the 4 has been just a nightmare of muted calls, accidental conference calls, and random apps launching.

    Seriously though, is this something that has been improved?
     
  8. Brazzy macrumors regular

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    Ha, I knew it was an AD reference.
     
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    Yes, I came across the prox sensor issue with almost every i4 I used.
    Now with my white 4S it works perfect every time.
    Just like the old days with the 3G and 3GS.
     
  10. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the sensor has been improved, I had a 1 hour phone call without any sensor issues.
     
  11. nickpro macrumors regular

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    anymore feedback on this? really curious to see if it has finally been fixed.
     
  12. Sean Dempsey thread starter macrumors 68000

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  13. DaIfoneboss macrumors regular

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    i had absolutly no problems with my iphone 4 proximity sensor ever
     
  14. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Great for you, but a lot of us did, myself and my wife included. Constant muting, holding, opening of the contacts menu etc.

    Anyway, to the OP, yes the proximity sensor is VERY fixed. It's clear that Apple fixed it to the point where it's pretty much impossible to get the screen to come on during a call. It's a very sensitive sensor, so the screen goes dark very easily. Works 100%, so you've no need to worry. I really didn't see Apple making the same mistake twice, and they didn't.
     
  15. DaIfoneboss macrumors regular

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    dam really thats messed up lol
     
  16. AJsAWiz, Oct 20, 2011
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    You know . . . Gob . . . God's first cousin.
    Seriously, you do realize that was probably a "typo".
    BUT it was still funny :p
     
  17. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502

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    They had already fixed it on the later builds of the iPhone 4. My white iPhone 4 had no issue.
     
  18. Sean Dempsey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Gob from Arrested Development. FFS don't you people watch TV?
     
  19. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Boob Tube

    Oh, sorry but I didn't know that . . . not a couch potato. I prefer to spend most of my time outdoors enjoying the scenery and being physically active ;)
     
  20. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    I definitely had this issue on my 4 and have not had it at all on my 4S. Time will tell, but looking good so far!
     
  21. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    I've never seen any of this with my 4. Maybe you have a bad one.
     
  22. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I never had a problem with the proximity sensor on my iPhone 4. The only time I did was with my iPhone 3 which was swapped out on the spot at the Apple store Genius bar back then. My 3GS was fine too as had my 4S been.
     
  23. Hackintosh Sr. macrumors regular

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    I think ios5 might have helped because when I upgraded my 4 to it, it went away. My 4s does not seem to have the issue though.
     
  24. outz macrumors 6502

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    i gave my wife my old 4 and put ios5 on it, but she keeps accidentally muting/facetiming me. (so im assuming it's still an issue)

    4s does seem fine tho.
     

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