Apple settles iPhone 4 class-action antenna suit, US customers to receive cash or a free bumper

If you cast your mind back to the launch of the iPhone 4, you may recall a bit of shenanigans over the performance of its antenna. You may remember the death grip and what quickly became known as “antennagate”. Apple even had an event to explain what the issues were with the antenna and then offered a free bumper case to anyone who bought an iPhone 4 for a limited time only.

A lot of people were still not satisfied and a total of 18 class-action suits were brought to the table; these were consolidated into one case. The case claimed that Apple was “misrepresenting and concealing material information in the marketing, advertising sale and servicing of its iPhone 4 particularly as it relates to the quality of the mobile phone antenna, reception and related software.”

The case has now been heard and as part of a preliminary approval, US residents who purchased an iPhone 4 will be entitled to $15 in cash or again a free bumper case from Apple. All original buyers of the iPhone 4 should receive an e-mail alerting them of their entitlement before April 30th. If you qualify, you have a further 120 days to claim your $15 in cash or free bumper case.

Source: cnet


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