Proximity sensor is the REAL problem, not the antenna

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by x986, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. x986 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    I don't see many, if any, naked iPhones out there. I bought an inexpensive case, and have had zero lose of signal problems. I will wait to see what Apple comes up with case/bumper-wise.

    The sensor problem continues to bedevil me. It seems like there might be two issues: The sensor, and super-light touch needed to activate the face.

    I'm going to try a temorary fix with a little black tape over the sensor. Of course that is not something I am willing to live with for the life of the phone. Let's hope that a software fix will be forthcoming quickly now that the antenna issue is "solved".
  2. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    Jobs said the proximity sensor bug would be fixed in the next update.

  3. dmorris01 macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2010
    Although the reference to the proximity sensor was brief, it was indicated that it would be fixed in an upcoming software update. I'm hoping it's sooner rather than later.
  4. x986 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    The tape did not work. I thought it would make the phone think my ear was there, but it did just the opposite. As soon as I dialed, the screen lit up for the speakerphone. Does anyone have a temp fix for this?
  5. Sledutah macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    If you watch the conference video on apple. At ~28.10 minutes, he states that "hopefully" they will have the fixes in the next software update.
    At least they recognize that a "small number" of users are seeing the problem.

    I already called about returning mine, I'm not going to wait on a "hopeful" software upgrade.
  6. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2009
    Brooklyn, NYC
    There you go. Just incase people miss this and we have a 4 page thread on pretty much, nothing.

    We can only go with what he (Apple) says anything else is irrelevant.
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    No it's not. No one I know has it. Until now...

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