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Apple ending free iPhone 4 case program at the end of the month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Sep 2010 15:22 User comments (4)

Apple ending free iPhone 4 case program at the end of the month In late July, following the PR disaster that was "antennagate," Apple announced it would be providing free cases to iPhone 4 buyers that were experiencing trouble with dropped calls when the phone was held in their left hand.
Apple set aside $175 million for the program, sending all owners a free "bumper" case, and giving refunds to anyone who purchased a bumper since the phone's launch.

Today, Apple says they will be ending the program at the end of the month, because the antenna problem was actually "smaller" than original projections.

Despite the program ending, Apple did say it will continue to provide cases to the "small percentage of iPhone 4 users" that may still need one.

Says Apple's announcement: "We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case and we want to continue providing them a Bumper case for free."

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4 user comments

111.9.2010 15:46

Well at least they are still willing to provide other users with free bumpers.

212.9.2010 11:26

How many hoops must you Jump through to get one though?


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312.9.2010 11:56

Their still playing it down though

"antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought"

Now I can't speek for everyone but I think it's a dam big problem still?

412.9.2010 20:20

Originally posted by Xplorer4:
How many hoops must you Jump through to get one though?
Download an app from the app store to order your case and place the order with it. That's it. It took me about 3 weeks to get mine.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Sep 2010 @ 20:22

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