Apple is rumoured to be developing an update for its new iPhone 4 smartphone.
The update is expected to overcome the antenna design flaw that results in low network reception when then device is held in users' left hands.
Apple Insider reports that an Apple tech support forum had stated that an iOS 4.1 update would be released next week.
The message and all related discussions have since been taken down by the company.
Apple Insider explains that the software update has been designed to fix an issue in the iOS4 related to the radio frequency calibration of the baseband.
The antenna flaw is just one of a number of technical glitches reported to be plaguing the new iPhone - some units are also said to be suffering from yellow discolouration on the Retina Display, and reversed volume control buttons.
When first reported, Apple dismissed the issue, saying: “Gripping any phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone.”