Apple iOS Update To Fix Antenna Issues

Apple has released the iOS 4.1 SDK to developers, which the company claims will fix the iPhone 4 'death grip' problem.

The company has also scheduled a hasty press conference to be held at its Cupertino headquarters today, to discuss the problems that have dogged its flagship device.

Since its launch on 24 June, and despite impressive sales figures, many users have complained that, when holding the phone in a certain way, or in the left hand, reception is lost and call are dropped.

Apple had previously dismissed the problem as a "non issue", but, following a poor review by US-based consumer watchdog Consumer Reports, the company has decided to hold a press conference to put the issue to rest.

Consumer Reports had said in its review that it could not recommend the iPhone 4 to anyone because of its antenna issues.

In a statement, CSS analyst Geoff Blaber, said: “Apple needs to be seen to be taking some steps to address this problem. I think a full product recall is highly unlikely, but there is a clear need to be proactive.”