Apple to Give Away Free Cases to All iPhone 4 Users
Yep, that's right. Free cases. On Friday, the tech company held a rare press conference in which CEO Steve Jobs discussed all the media and customer claims.
Dubbed 'Antennagate,' the most popular complaint has been about the steel band where the antenna is located. Many have reported that holding the phone a certain way affects service, contributing to increased dropped calls.
"A lot of people have told us the bumper solves the signal strength problem." Steve Jobs said. "Okay. Great. Let's give everyone a case. We want to give everyone is going to get a free case."
Despite all of its bad reviews, just .55 percent of iPhone 4 customers have called to complain about the antenna. The phone only has a 1.7% return rate at AT&T, and Apple's CEO says the same antenna issues can be applied to many other phones on the market.
So what's all the hoopla about? Some say the media has blown the issue out of proportion, but either way, Apple is trying to make their users happy by issuing the free cases. iPhone 4 customers can apply for the case on Apple's site beginning next week, and those who have already bought cases or "bumpers" will receive a refund for their purchase. What do you think about Antennagate? Is it a real problem or no big deal? %Poll-49657%