Apple’s iPhone 4S battery life issue isn't the phone's only problem. A twenty-nine page thread in the Apple Support forums contains user complaints about not being able to hear anything when making outgoing calls.
The bug—reported on all three major carriers—doesn’t occur with every call, but occasionally prevents outgoing callers from hearing anything in their earpiece when making a call. Some cases appear worse than others with a few users reporting up to 50% of their outgoing calls being muted in their earpiece. Oddly enough users on the other end of the call often claim they could hear the muted caller on the other end.
So far Apple hasn’t even acknowledged the problem. A number of users are on their second or third iPhone 4Ss and continue to experience the problem. The problem is most likely a driver issue and number of workaround have already popped up.
- Dialing the number from the keypad.
- Using Siri to make a call.
- Toggling the speakerphone on and off.
- Have headphones plugged in.
It’ll be interesting to see if Apple officially acknowledges this complaint. A number of blogs, and news networks have picked the story up. More users are likely to come forward who didn’t even realize what they were experiencing was a problem. Hopefully Apple issues a fix soon and the annoying workarounds become a thing of the past.
Any MMi members experiencing muting problems with their outgoing calls on the iPhone 4S?
Source: Apple Support Forums [Via Gizmodo]