Apple to end Antennagate free case scheme

Apple is to stop offering free cases for iPhone 4 owners, but users with antenna issues will be able to get one after the 30 September deadline.

iPhone 4

Apple will cease offering free cases for iPhone 4 devices sold after 30 September, as the antenna issue is not now deemed as serious as the company first believed.

Just a small percentage of iPhone 4 owners actually need a case, Apple has claimed, and they will still be able to get a free one after the deadline.

Advertisement - Article continues below

"For everyone else, we are discontinuing the free case programme on all iPhone 4s sold after 30 September 2010," the Cupertino company said.

"Users experiencing antenna issues should call AppleCare to request a free Bumper case."

Anyone wanting to get their hands on a free case will need to download the iPhone 4 Case Program app from the Apple App store, sign in and then select the product they want.

Apple announced the free case initiative back in July, even though chief executive (CEO) Steve Jobs was adamant the iPhone 4's design was not flawed.

Jobs accused the media of trying to "tear down" the company following reports that some users experienced drastically reduced signal strength when they held the phone in a certain way what became known as the infamous "death grip."

It appears Apple is now looking to bring an end to the Antennagate saga.

Featured Resources

The case for a marketing content hub

Transform your digital marketing to deliver customer expectations

Download now

Fast, flexible and compliant e-signatures for global businesses

Be at the forefront of digital transformation with electronic signatures

Download now

Why CEOS should care about the move to SAP S/4HANA

And how they can accelerate business value

Download now

IT faces new security challenges in the wake of COVID-19

Beat the crisis by learning how to secure your network

Download now
Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/mobile/mobile-phones/355761/apples-ios-135-update-targets-coronavirus-related-iphone-issues
Mobile Phones

Apple’s iOS 13.5 update targets coronavirus-related iPhone issues

22 May 2020
Visit/mobile/mobile-phones/355747/apple-reportedly-delaying-iphone-12-launch-until-october
Mobile Phones

Apple reportedly delaying iPhone 12 launch until October

21 May 2020
Visit/mobile/mobile-security/355702/fbi-and-justice-department-accuse-apple-of-stalling-terrorist-probe
mobile security

FBI and Justice Department accuse Apple of stalling terrorist probe

19 May 2020
Visit/laptops/31655/apple-macbook-pro-13in-2018-review
Laptops

Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2018) review: Perfection, redefined

18 May 2020

Most Popular

Visit/security/ransomware/355891/nasa-it-contractor-ransomware-hack
ransomware

Ransomware collective claims to have hacked NASA IT contractor

3 Jun 2020
Visit/security/exploits/355866/critical-vmware-cloud-director-exploit-lets-hackers-seize-corporate
exploits

VMware Cloud Director exploit lets hackers seize corporate servers

2 Jun 2020
Visit/data-insights/data-science/355678/how-data-science-is-transforming-business
Sponsored

How data science is transforming business

29 May 2020