With the big Apple event less than 24 hours away a lot of people are speculating about a lot of ridiculous things, but one thing that’s on everyone’s mind is the 3G patch and a fix for the proximity sensor issue. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, essentially the proximity sensor in the iPhone 4 is a little bit off kilter, and your screen doesn’t disable quick enough to stop people from dialling with their cheeks. If you have chubby cheeks or not isn’t the issue, it seems to be a challenging problem for everyone.
Well, it looks like we’re all going to be waiting just a little bit longer because an Apple Spokesperson is on damage control duty today, telling the world that the proximity problems will not be patched in version 4.1 of iOS. Fiona Martin says that we probably shouldn’t hold our breath for an announcement at the event because the company is still trying to figure out the best course of action for a solution. Like the iPhone 4 attenuation problem, it seems like the proximity sensor problems are on a case by case scenario. Not everyone’s noticed it, and some are going insane from it.
Up here in Canada there’s rarely been a peep about it being a problem at all, so there may be a good case to be made that the first batch of iPhone 4’s out the door in the US were bunk. Mrs. Martin is probably right though, a software bug fix isn’t really something that gets announced at these iPod events, so I wouldn’t expect it either. We probably won’t hear a thing about it until it slips into some cryptic patch notes in the future.
Article Via Cult of Mac