Apple settles iPhone 4 ‘Antennagate’ issue

By on February 18, 2012
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Owners to receive $15 or a free bumper case.

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Looks like at long last, the class action lawsuit filed against Apple over their so called ‘Antennagate’ issue seems to have been settled.
The good folks over at CNET are reporting that each resident of the U.S. who bought the iPhone 4 will receive either the iPhone ‘bumper’ case or $15 in cash.

The settlement comes after 18 seperate lawsuits that 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 and reception and related software.” were consolidated into one case.

In a nutshell, iPhone 4 users were reporting en-masse that the phone, when gripped tightly, would lose reception. this was deemed to be a major flaw in the phones build. The company then lay silent for three weeks before finally holding a press conference to announce that all other phones had the same flaw. They then announced that those who wanted could either give their phones in for a full refund or take advantage of a free case that apple was giving out. An offer they kept running for 2 months.

The most recent iteration of the iPhone, the 4S has been tested to be free from this issue.


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