iPhone 4S outbound audio calls issue surfaces
With the iPhone 4 came the term “antennagate” due to the issues surrounding the antenna on the iOS smartphone, as I’m sure you all remember, and since Apple released the iPhone 4S this too has seen its fair share of issues such as the Sprint data speed problems and bad battery life issues that was more of an iOS 5 problem, but another issue has surfaced.
According to the guys over at iDownload Blog by way of GigaOM, many iPhone users are complaining on the Apple Support Forums an issue that has been dubbed “audiogate,” that affects outbound audio calls from the iPhone 4S.
The original complaint has sparked off a 109 page long thread on the forums, which states… “Picked up a Verizon iPhone 4S — 32GB and on about 1 in 10 calls I get no outbound audio when dialing. Call shows the timer counting as if the call is progressing but absolutely no ring back and cannot hear the party on the other end when they answer.”
Word is there are a multitude of other iPhone users who are experiencing this same issue with the thread gaining some 1700 posts along with a massive 16000 pages views, and furthermore it would appear that it isn’t just the iPhone 4S with this “audiogate” problem as a few iPhone 4 users have also complained.
Some users have said that switching the speakerphone off and on temporarily sorts out the problem, but currently there doesn’t appear to be any real fix in the pipeline for this issue, and thus far Apple hasn’t commented on the problem.
Thus we’d like to ask our readers who own an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S if you have been experiencing this “audiogate” problem with your handset and if so feel free to shout out to our comments area below.
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