Apple to Discuss iPhone 4 Antenna Problem

Apple plans a news conference for Friday to discuss antenna problems with its iPhone 4.
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CUPERTINO, Calif. (

TheStreet

) --

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

plans a news conference for Friday to discuss antenna problems with its iPhone 4.

The conference comes about after

Consumer Reports

earlier this week

concluded that "Apple

needs to come up with a permanent -- and free -- fix for the antenna problem before we can recommend the iPhone 4."

An Apple spokesman declined to give further details to the

Wall Street Journal

, including whether the conference, at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, will address the antenna problems or a offer a fix to the problem.

One analyst, Ed Snyder of Charter Equity Research, told the

Journal

he thinks Apple will either offer a fix to the problem or compensate owners of the phone.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel in New York.

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