Rather than continuing to communicate only with Steve Jobs’s contradictory, condescending emails, Apple has called a short-notice press conference to address the growing problem that is the iPhone 4’s faulty antenna design. Will there be a recall? Free bumper cases? Follow along with one of many liveblogs (we liked Ars Technica and GDGT last time) and check back here for analysis after.

Update: Apple kinda sorta admitted there is a problem, and will pay for an Apple “bumper” or another third-party case for any current iPhone 4 owner who requests one via the web.