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Apple press conference to discuss iPhone4 problems

Thursday, July 15th, 2010
iPhone 4

Apple's iPhone 4

CUPERTINO, CA – Apple Inc. will hold a press conference Friady to discuss its iPhone 4, which has faced numerous complaints about reception some have attributed to its antenna.

Consumer Reports said Monday that its testing showed holding the phone in a certain way seriously slashed its signal strength. It said other phones it tested did not have that problem.

Apple confirmed that holding the phone in a particular way can cut reception, a problem it said is not limited to iPhone 4. But it also said an apparent drop in signal strength occurs because of the way the phone converts signal strength to bars on its screen.

Apple’s press conference is scheduled for Friday at its headquarters, but the time has not been disclosed as yet.