WOW, I had no idea what a proximity sensor was...I knew something wasnt right!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by maf2k8, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. maf2k8 macrumors 6502

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    Ever since i have been using my IP4 ( both of them as i had to replace one due to sim card issues )

    On both IP4s i will be talking to someone and 75% of the time the speaker phone would kick on, I would hand up, put them on hold or something!!!

    I never ONCE had this issues with my 3Gs, so i looked it up and comes to find out its the proximity sensor causing all these problems! and that its the #1 complaint with the IP4!

    I have to hold the phone so odd so that my cheek/face doesnt touch the screen. I swear about 75% of my calls each day get disconnected or put on speaker phone because of this...

    Is there a fix coming? or is this a hardware issue?

    Jesus Apple, Did you bother testing this phone out first before you released it? With all these problems i really doubt it!

    I know a LOT of people are having reception issues, I do at times but not really enough to have it bother me...but this proximity sensor is really driving me nuts!
     
  2. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    It would seem that quite a few people are having issues. But as far as I know, a fix hasn't been address yet.

    Which is odd. Three versions, no sensor problems, then on the fourth one, suddenly there are issues.
     
  3. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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  4. ZacUSNYR macrumors regular

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    I have some weirdness with the proximity sensor on my 4 as well. It seems responsive if you make a call and just hover a finger over it the screen turns off but it seems when it's up to your face it just doesn't keep the display off.

    I muted a call today with my fat cheek :(
     
  5. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    How bout you take it to Apple and get it replaced instead of whining here? I hate to become one of those guys...but it's getting ridiculous.
     
  6. maf2k8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Get it replaced for what??? There is no fix.....Getting a replacement is pointless. Doing a restore is also pointless.....

    I am not "whining" about the problem. I personally NEVER even knew what a
    proximity sensor was simply because i never had a issue with any generation iphone until now. Now with the IP4, at times i say to myself...Why did my call just go on speakerphone? Why did it mute? how the hell did i hang up? and just reading some posts out here i realized what it was....

    Apple really should step-up to the plate or else those fat checks there cashing on the IP4 they sold.....are all going to be returned.....and they will be out of A LOT of money...and there flagship will be nothing but a POS that has brought the Apple name to its death.......

    How many iPhones sold???? and how many people are having issues???

    I know every new product has bugs to be worked out here and there but with these 2-3 things poping up ALL over ( SIM card issues, Reception and Sensor not working correctly ) its insane...
     
  7. Possédé macrumors member

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    I have the same issue. Been putting people on hold and trying to make facetime calls. What a shame, nothing but issues with this phone. :(
     

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