Apple’s Solution to Proximity Sensor Woes: Close the Window and Clean Your Ear!

Apple-iPhone All the hoopla surrounding the iPhone 4 antenna issues have drawn attention away from another problem numerous iPhone 4 users have been facing – the unpredictable proximity sensor. When TUAW‘s Aron Trimble experienced problems with his proximity sensor he decided to seek help from the Apple Store’s Genius Bar.

The designated genius at the Apple Store brushed aside Trimble’s complaint and suggested that he should simply try closing the window. According to the Apple employee, the proximity sensor in the iPhone 4 can be triggered by the extra ambient light bouncing around the caller’s ear.

So, now you have a phone that requires you to develop a special grip to make calls, clean your ears and stay in a dark environment! Steve Jobs’ you’re holding it wrong remark was callous. But, this definitely takes the cake.

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