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CASE CLOSED: Apple says it will give everyone who buys an iPhone 4 through Sept. 30 a free case. People who already bought one of the company's $29 "Bumper" cases can get a refund. Apple will let people sign up on its website late next week.
Apple Inc. will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss the latest iPhone model amid complaints about its antenna and Consumer Reports magazine's refusal to endorse it until the problems get fixed.
Here is a summary of recent earnings reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of corporate spending and the overall economy:
AT&T Inc. said Thursday that it's deploying a new, but long-promised, technology to reach more homes with its U-Verse service, which provides cable TV and higher Internet speeds.
NARROWER LOSS: Advanced Micro Devices Inc. shrank its second-quarter loss to $43 million, or 6 cents per share. Revenue jumped 40 percent from last year to $1.65 billion.