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Apple begins free iPhone 4 case program

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jul 2010 20:13 User comments (3)

Apple begins free iPhone 4 case program Apple, following the PR disaster that was "antennagate," announced last week that they would be providing free cases to iPhone 4 buyers. The cases are intended to address the growing controversy over the phone's design flaw, which can cause dropped calls when it is held in a particular way.
Today, the have started the iPhone 4 Case Program giving owners a chance to get their free bumpers, while at the same time, getting full refunds for any case or bumper they have purchased since the phone's launch. Apple has set aside $175 million for the program.

If you are an iPhone 4 owner, the process is pretty simple:

1. Download the iPhone 4 Case Program app from the App Store.

2. Launch the app on your iPhone 4 and sign in using your iTunes Store account or Apple ID.

3. Select your Bumper or case.

If you purchased your iPhone 4 before today, you must apply for the program by August 22nd. For future buyers, up until September 30th, you will have 30 days from purchase time to apply.

Additionally, if you purchased a bumper from Apple or AT&T, you will get a full refund. You can view details on that here:

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3 user comments

124.7.2010 14:20

This just proves that no one actually used the iPhone 4 before sending it out into the unsuspecting public. Hey Apple, next time try testing your device at least a little bit. Maybe try making a phone call with it even?

224.7.2010 22:35

Ummmmm.... They found one that was lost in a bar long before it was released. And it was working until they realized it was lost. This kind of proves they tried it before they sent it out in to the public. But...... Were they smart enough to try it without a case on it? Probably not.

325.7.2010 3:49

So much for Apple touting the phones new "slimmer" design. While it is slimmer, you'll need to put this case on it for it to work.
What a joke.

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