iPhone 4 proximity sensor won’t be fixed in iOS 4.1

Aug 30, 2010
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Apple's promised fix for the iPhone 4's temperamental proximity sensor won't be included in the upcoming iOS 4.1 firmware release, according to Apple Australia spokeswoman Fiona Martin.  The fix - which will address some handsets' tendency to activate the iPhone 4's touchscreen and trigger phantom keypresses that could mute or end the call - was confirmed a work-in-progress by Apple CEO Steve Jobs back in July.

It seems that aspect of iOS 4.1 isn't quite ready for prime-time, however, despite earlier rumors that a beta of the firmware did indeed address the sensor glitch.  Martin did not give a new timescale for the fix, leaving those iPhone 4 owners affected still unclear on when their handsets will be patched.


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