After the whole “antennagate” hoopla, Apple announced their iPhone 4 Case Program. Anyone who purchased an iPhone 4 would get a free Bumper Case (or 3rd party case) with their purchase (and those who bought a Bumper would get a refund). The program is slated to end on September 30th, but there’s some extra details to note.
Apple Updates iPhone 4 Case Program Page
Here’s an update on Apple’s website regarding the iPhone 4 Case Program:
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. For everyone else, we are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010. We are also returning to our normal returns policy for all iPhone 4s sold after September 30. Users experiencing antenna issues should call AppleCare to request a free Bumper case.
All iPhone 4s sold after September 30th will not get a free Bumper case. Their normal return policy for iPhones will also resume after that date. But what’s interesting is that if you are STILL experiencing antenna issues, you are to call AppleCare to request a free Bumper case!
The worst part about this program ending at the end of September is the massive nationwide iPhone 4 shortage. People haven’t been able to get their hands on iPhone 4s from Rogers/Fido/Bell/Telus, and even camping out is a long shot at times. Good luck to all of those folks still looking. Be sure to check out our tips here on how to find an iPhone 4 in Canada.
So what’s the deal? Did Apple actually fix iPhone 4s on the assembly line to rectify this antenna issue? I haven’t had any problems with my iPhone 4 in Canada. Have you?