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Apple to Offer Free Case for Every iPhone 4 Buyer

by on July 16, 2010
in Phones and Mobile, News, Phone Accessories :: 3 comments

iPhone 4 bumperTo help quell the uproar over the reported iPhone 4 "deathgrip" issue, Apple is offering a free "bumper" case for every iPhone 4 buyer, (normally $29). Though Apple says they will provide cases from other manufacturers to deal with a shortage of the bumpers. iPhone 4 owners who already purchased a bumper, will receive a refund.

The bumper will solve the "deathgrip" problem by preventing your skin from interfering with the antenna located on the left hand side of the phone. It will not help with general issues related to low signal strength in your area, which should be easier to see after Apple's recent fix for signal strength measurement.

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Do you know when this

From Elisabeth Podair on July 21, 2010 :: 2:21 pm

Do you know when this starts? I just logged onto the Apple website in hopes of getting my free bumper case.

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It should be effective immediately,

From Josh Kirschner on July 22, 2010 :: 11:30 pm

It should be effective immediately, though Apple offered no details for how to get one in their announcement.  Try calling an Apple store and see what they say.  They may be able to ship you one or at least put in a backorder based on your iPhone order records.

Let us know how that goes.

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They must have read your

From Josh Kirschner on July 23, 2010 :: 1:00 pm

They must have read your question! Apple just provided the details this morning: http://www.techlicious.com/blog/free-cases-for-the-apple-iphone-4-now-available/

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