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iPhone 4 Proximity Issues and Dropped Calls

The Latest iPhone Reception Hindrance: A Reflective Ear Canal

The latest complaint about the iPhone 4: the proximity sensor can turn on when you have the phone up to your ear, meaning touching the phone to your face can cause a call to drop. And in this case, it's not long hair causing the confusion as it does for the Droid — according to one iPhone customer's account, he was told by an Apple Genius that the problem was caused by his reflective ear canal. That's right, the proximity sensor on the iPhone 4 can be triggered by light reflecting in your ear canal.

By now, consumers — and hopefully, Apple — are beginning to realize that there are a number of issues causing dropped calls. You could be holding it wrong, or you may just be a victim of the software bug Apple says misrepresents the phone's signal strength. Or, maybe your inner ear is just too shiny for the iPhone to handle. . .put away those Q-tips!

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