Apple releases iOS 4.1 beta 2 to developers but it does not fix proximity sensor issue



Yesterday, Apple released the second beta version of iOS 4.1 to developers. About two weeks ago, Apple had released the first beta version of iOS 4.1 for developers which had some minor changes from iOS 4.0. The update was much anticipated as Apple had announced in the press conference of iPhone 4 that they would fix some issues with the proximity sensor with the next software update. The version of the iOS 4.1 beta 2 build is  8B509b and is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 3rd generation and iPod touch 2nd generation.


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Looks like iOS 4.1 beta 2 fixes only some minor bugs without any big change. After the launch of iPhone 4, many users had reported proximity sensor issues with iPhone 4 which were causing problems during their calls. It was expected that Apple may solve proximity sensor issues with this update but it looks like the fix is not in this release.

[via macrumors]

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  • Richard

    The proximity issue IS a real issue. For instance if you hold the phone to your ear “with your shoulder” … it mutes the call, ends the call, plays ringtones, hits the number buttons … pretty much making it unuseable. I use my phone for business so this is a really serious problem for me. I had a 3GS for two years with no issues whatosever, (until Apple installed 4.0.2 then it became unsuseable … crashing and rebooting over a dozen times a day … with no way to roll back the OS provided by Apple.)— My loyalty to Apple is being tested to it’s limits by the iPhone4 issue … and because of it I am on the point of switching away from Apple completely – which if I do I will not be switching back.