iPhone 4 problems will be discussed as Apple call an emergency press conference tomorrow morning. The iPhone 4 has been riddled with problems since it was launched last month. Most importantly, the handset has suffered signal problems caused by the “cutting edge” antenna design.
Apple spokesman Steve Dowling would not give details of who will speak at the Friday 10 a.m. event.
However, industry experts expect that the company will offer a solution to the widely publicised reception issue.
Ed Snyder, an analyst with Charter Equity Research, told The Sun: “Given the intense pressure and scrutiny Apple has come under over the problem with the iPhone 4, it’s going to be about some kind of fix or compensation for the owners of the phone.”
The iPhone 4 has been dogged with complaints about dropped calls when the phone is held by the lower-left corner, bridging two separate antennas running around the edge of the device.
Experts have said the phone design, while cutting-edge, was risky because it exposes the antenna to touch.
A full scale recall is unlikely as the cost to Apple could be huge. More likely is that the company will give away its rubber “bumper” case, which they said would solve the antenna reception problem.