The title says it all folks. It looks as
though the heat has finally got to Apple and they will now try to
address the matter head on. According to Engadget, Apple has
called a press conference for 10am PST on Friday (1pm EST) to
address the issues surrounding the iPhone 4.
The first and foremost issue that is on
everyone's mind are the lingering problems with reception
on the iPhone 4. Problems were first reported shortly after the
phone was made available late last month and came to a head on Monday
when Consumer Reports said that they could
no longer recommend the iPhone 4 based on the reception problems.
Consumer Reports' Mike Gikas concluded
in his blog post, "Apple needs to come up with a permanent—and
free—fix for the antenna problem before we can recommend the iPhone
Another issue that appears to be
affecting a number of iPhone 4 users is a problem
with the proximity sensor. On some iPhone 4s, the proximity
sensor malfunctions when the phone is held up to your face causing
the screen to "magically" spring back to life and accept
touch input from none other than your cheek. This results in calls
being put on hold, calls being disconnected, or other contacts being
dialed while you're trying to have a conversation.
There is no word on whether Apple will
address this issue as well, but hopefully they will.
For its part, AT&T has been giving
out free 3G MicroCell base stations to its "Most Valuable
Customers" to help resolve reception problems.