Apple has called a press conference tomorrow (16 July), fuelling growing speculation that it may recall the iPhone 4.
It is expected the conference, which will take place tomorrow afternoon UK time, will address signal strength problems reported from Apple’s latest device.
An Apple spokesman said late yesterday that the company would hold the event at 10am on Friday at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, but would not provide further details.
Most analysts believe a recall of the device is unlikely, but they have urged Apple to resolve the matter by for example offering free iPhone cases, which appear to solve the problem.
The iPhone 4 sold 1.7 million units of in its first three days to become the fastest selling device in Apple's history.
On Monday, influential website Consumer Reports said it could not recommend the iPhone 4 after its tests confirmed signal was lost when the device is held in a certain way.
The report spurred widespread discussion about the possibility of an iPhone 4 recall, which would be a first for the US manufacturer.