For Fun...Who have you called or hung up on with the Proximity Sensor issue?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CourtneyA1, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. CourtneyA1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Apple seems to not acknowledge the serious of the proximity sensor issues. We've read about them page after page.

    I'm sure we've all got some stories about who you've called or hung up on with your proximity sensor. Let's get a laugh or two about it, and stress the importance of this issue.

    I'll start...

    While talking on the phone, with my cheek...

    -- I called a mother of a bride (I arranged her wedding flowers 3 yrs ago), that was awkward..."So, how are you?"

    --I called a married man that was in my MBA study group 2 years ago. I called him at 11:15pm. Good thing he didn't answer. I sent a text immediately apologizing for the error.

    Embarrassing. Ha, ha.
  2. BurntReality macrumors 6502


    Jun 21, 2010
    Tyler, TX
    So far I have hung up on no one due to the proximity issue.
    I got the Iphone 4 on launch day in the US and I have not had a single problem with it.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Not hung up, but gone up into speaker mode when I needed to be quiet.
  4. Chankster macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2010
  5. gdlcjr macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2009
    I can press mute, I can press facetime, I can press speaker and some time it just end the call so probably that was the end call.
  6. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
    no issues here. this problem seems to only affect greasy shiny faced people. :p
  7. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2007
    State of Denial
    Hung up on old female friend who wanted to chat way to long with nothing to say.

    When she called back I blamed it on a prox sensor defect in the new iPhone....
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  9. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Mine is perfect. Same for screen and antenna. (Week 31)
  10. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
  11. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Ha, ha love it. Never had a proximity issue but may use it as an excuse for hanging up! Great idea. Hope it's never fixed..... :eek:
  12. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    I put an extremely nice (and pretty) girl on hold when she called just to chat. I accidentally added a call to another girl when I was talking to my mom (good thing she didn't pick up). Then I got another iPhone and it's fine now.
  13. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2010
    So far I muted a call once and put it on speaker phone a couple of times, and dialed a few digits once when I was on a business call.:eek:
    But no hanging up! :D
  14. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    Barack Obama .... he kept saying hello ... hello ... hello until I realized I muted him with my chin.
  15. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    Haven't had an issue with it. Not even sure what all the hype is about. My phone seems to be working right. When I put it up to my ear the screen turns off and when I move it away it screen turns back on. Isn't that how it should operate?
  16. NQK macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2009
    Alabama, U.S.
    I've hung up on my mom and turned on the speaker several times, but that was only in the early evening after work before I'd washed off the make-up I'd had on all day:p:p:p

    And it only seems to happen when I hold the phone between my ear and shoulder.
  17. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    I've hit speaker several times as well as hitting a few random numbers giving nice tones on teh call. I also almost conference called the Mayor's office for one of the municipilities of the area while I was talking to someone else. All while holding the phone with the hand in exactly the same way I held my 3G(I never do the shoulder wedge).
  18. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
  19. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I haven't hung up on anyone, but I have put people on hold, realizing after a minute to two that I am talking to myself. ::blushing::
  20. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    That showed them! Silent treatment.
  21. Polo5 macrumors regular

    May 2, 2008
    No major problems here, I think i pressed the mute botton in 2 ocassions... however I did that even with my 3G

    but I do want to mention that I know some people do have severe sensor problems, and I this has made me look into the phone while using it a couple of times... I think sometimes I freak out and think i'm going to call somebody after all the crazy stories I have read here.... :rolleyes:
  22. Tom G. macrumors 68020

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I was talking to Steve Jobs about the possibility of a revision to the iP4 coming out at the end of September, and just as he said that it would .... the line went dead and I realized I'd done it with the proximity switch!
  23. DanggxAmanda macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2010
    I've hitten the mute button and FaceTime button the most... Lame. Also go into contacts a few times.
  24. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    Same, speakerphone. I was talking when all of a sudden, I couldn't hear any voice from the earpiece, but I could hear the person. ON SPEAKER


    Sent from my iPhone 4
  25. ski2moro macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    This one was not fun at all.

    My elderly mother had a stroke (TIA). I was waiting for a call back from her neurologist and when he finally called back, the defective proximity sensor caused me to unintentionally end the call. Fortunately, the doctor called back in a few minutes.

    You guys can joke all you want, but this is a real issue for me. And I don't have a greasy, shiny face, or makeup or a screen protector. I wish I had a perfect iPhone 4.

    I'm working with an upper level AppleCare Support person now. I have a new iPhone on the way to my home as of this afternoon. We'll see how this goes.

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