Apple Settles iPhone 4 Class-action Antenna Suit, Now US Customers To Receive Cash Back or Get A Free Bumper

Apple has finally came down for a settlement against iPhone 4 class-action antenna suit and agrees to give all US residents who bought the iPhone 4 a free bumper or a $15 check provided by Apple.  Means settlement of ‘Antennagate’ Lawsuit gives iPhone 4 buyers $15 or a free Bumper case.

As we know, most of the Apple’s iphone 4 users were not satisfied with the  poor performance of its antenna. The bad reception when gripping the antenna had became famous as “antennagate” and  It quickly turned into a PR nightmare for Apple. The company held a press conference dismissing any problems with the antenna, and it offered to give a free bumper case to early iPhone 4 buyers for a limited period. Though the Apple announced this offer, buyers are still not satisfied and Total 18 lawsuits were filed against the company.

All the 18 separate lawsuits were consolidated into one case. The case 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, reception and related software.”

Finally now, a settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against Apple and the iPhone 4 antenna. The preliminary approval announced Friday afternoon that the Apple agrees to give US residents who purchased an iPhone 4 will be entitled to $15 in cash or again a free bumper case.

Apple will start sending emails through to all the US buyers by April 30, 2012 notifying them of the settlement with instructions on the settlement and how to make a claim. Via