I could only hear while using the speaker phone or headphones.
I tried the trick of plugging and unplugging ,
remove SIM ,
reset the setting ,
cleaning the ear portion of the phone.
I removed plastic protector since day one
restore , a millions times and failed to success
BUt guess what I ? I work between time and time by chance , It's shamed on front of my people when I enforced to turn it to speaker to hear voice while other hearing my private conversation
I tried everything ...everything u could imagine I believe It is a hardware issue , in Iraq where I do live I have no chance
Following all advise listed above , I believe it's hardware issue but why it work between time to time just by chance
The only solution left , is to give it to the Apple Store to replace with new one .
what it make it worse is where i do live ( iraq ) we do not have apple store or authorized reseller ,
Apple !! I love your sexy products , my home is full of MacBook Pro retina , MacBook Air , 3 iPhone , if you do respect your customer an d like to maintain the relation , please extend your support to me if you care about
It is hardly Apple's fault that you chose to buy the product even though you live in a country that does not have an authorized reseller. Return to where you bought it and exchange it for one that is not defective.