Here is the best possible solution, in my opinion, for how Apple can fix the proximity sensor issue if it truly is not fixable with software. Create a new option for us to choose in SETTINGS that does the following: 1) When you make or receive a call, and place the phone to the ear, the sensor activates and the screen shuts off. (The problems with the sensor that we are all having is not the screen doesn't shut off right away, it is that after a bit, it turns back on and you face-dial). 2) The screen should now be shut off permanently. Even if you pull the phone away, it should not be allowed to come back on. 3) If you want to access the phone settings while in a call (ie mute, facetime, keypad), simply hit the home button. If you want to access the iPhone apps while within a call, simply double click the home button. 4) Once you return the phone back to the ear, Step 1 restarts. What worries me is that Apple may rather do nothing and deny the issue exists, rather than do the simple fix I outlined above, simply so they don't have to admit there is a problem. While not a perfect solution, something tells me this is the best we can hope for. Thoughts?