Apple Responds to ‘Antennagate’ Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
The iPhone 4 ‘Antennagate’ fiasco resulted in 18 class action lawsuits down in the U.S. against Apple, and that has now been settled altogether. iPhone 4 users in the case (25 million total members) launched legal action against Apple during that time and now the case has been settled, and argued 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.”
The result? U.S. users will receive either $15 in cash or a free Bumper case. Apple responded to the settlement with:
“This settlement relates to a small number of customers who indicated that they experienced antenna or reception issues with their iPhone 4, and didn’t want to take advantage of a free case from Apple when it was being offered in 2010.”
So essentially those that opposed Apple’s solution last year…have ended up with the same solution, with an option for $15 cash. Here in Canada, ‘antennagate’ was a mixed bag, with a majority of users not suffering major reception issues like those on AT&T in the U.S. It’s interesting to note Apple’s dedicated ‘antennagate’ and Bumper replacement pages are no longer available.
Were you ever affected by reception issues? Did you jump on the Bumper replacement program?