Tons Of iPhone 4S Users Can't Hear Calls Through The Phone's Earpiece

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Apple’s iPhone 4S is having another big problem: many users can’t hear through the device’s earpiece during outgoing phone calls.There’s a 29-page discussion on Apple’s support boards about the issue, which is affecting users across all carriers.

A few of us at Business Insider have encountered the problem, but only intermittently.

Apparently, the earpiece can be hacked into working again if you flip the speakerphone on and off, but the results are only temporary.

Gizmodo dug through the discussion on Apple’s forums, and speculates that the problem arises because of a “driver issue” within iOS 5.

iOS 5.0.1, which is filled with bug fixes, has already been fed to developers. We may not see it get pushed out for another couple weeks, though.

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