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IOS 4.1 fixes proximity sensor issue on iPhone 4

When Apple announced its latest lineup of iPod music players last week, Apple noted that iOS 4.1 would be released within the coming week. Staying true to its word, Apple today released the update which addresses a number of problems afflicting iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G users.

First up, iOS 4.1 fixes the proximity sensor on the iPhone 4. For those unfamiliar with the problem, numerous iPhone 4 users would find themselves muting or ending calls due to the phone's screen turning back on when held up to his or her ear. The proximity sensor issue appears to have been even more widespread that the infamous antenna problem.

A second issue corrected with the iOS 4.1 update for iPhone 4 users includes improved Bluetooth connectivity. Some users were being prematurely disconnected from their Bluetooth headsets due to a conflict with Wi-Fi resources.

Finally, iPhone 3G users will find some relief with speed improvements courtesy of iOS 4.1. AnandTech performed ran benchmarks comparing iOS 4.1 to iOS 4.0.2 and iOS 3.1.3 -- thankfully, the update appears to solve many of the performance-related problems.

IOS 4.1 also brings an number of new features including HDR photo capture (iPhone 4 only), Game Center, HD video uploads via Wi-FI, TV show rentals, AVRCP Bluetooth playback, and Ping support in iTunes.

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RE: Mandatory
By Chaser on 9/8/2010 2:42:28 PM , Rating: 3
Android always is the better option between the two.

RE: Mandatory
By AnalogToDigitalKid on 9/8/10, Rating: -1
RE: Mandatory
By supermitsuba on 9/8/2010 3:09:40 PM , Rating: 4
Not that Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies already do that.

RE: Mandatory
By Quadrillity on 9/8/2010 3:09:28 PM , Rating: 3
LOL! So are you claiming that Apple is a safe haven of information? (mandatory GPS hijacks is the most recent foul up from Apple)

RE: Mandatory
By theArchMichael on 9/8/2010 3:25:01 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah the other options aren't much better. I love Android, but Google is getting to be a bit of an information Nazi and you can tell they are pushing their "Google Apps" (the paid business version) because that is the only one that allows you to sync Contacts, Calendar items, tasks, etc., etc. with Outlook.
BUT, they integrated a manner for the android mail feature to sync easily with exchange servers. So basically, they are just using Android to create leverage for their cloud computing apps.
This sucks DonkeyD if you ask me. I haven't looked at the calendar and gmail API but I think this cannot be easily accomplished because of the lack of apps that provide full functionality.

RE: Mandatory
By AnalogToDigitalKid on 9/8/2010 4:40:17 PM , Rating: 1
Not saying Apple is great at that either. But, Google is by far the worst. They make it look like they are doing you a favor like transcribing your voice mail for you. Now they know what you are saying and can target ads or other crap at you!

IMO that is insane!

RE: Mandatory
By Sazar on 9/8/2010 7:45:44 PM , Rating: 2
They both collect information. Let's leave it at that.

Regarding iOS4.1, the proximity sensor issue is STILL not fixed.

Steve Jobs claimed it would be fixed with this update, he stated so on his conference/town-hall a month or so ago.

But it's still borked. I don't really care about game-center and the other crap and I think it's high-time AT&T allowed iPhone 4 SUFFERERS (can't call me a user at this point) to switch to an Android. I would switch to the Dell Streak in a heart-beat.

RE: Mandatory
By bfellow on 9/9/2010 9:42:58 AM , Rating: 2
iOS 4.1 has already been jailbroken. Apparently the exploit requires an entire rewrite of the OS to fix it. Wait till iOS 5!

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