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Apple Settles with iPhone 4 Users Over Antennagate for $15

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iPhone 4 owners win class action suit over 'Antennagate.'

Apple's iPhone 4 launch was marred by something the tech press dubbed 'Antennagate.' The phone's new antenna design meant that holding the phone in a certain (and fairly common) way meant decreased signal and even dropped calls. Apple fixed the issue by offering every iPhone 4 owner a free bumper case that would protect the antenna from human interference. However, not everyone wanted to use a case or bumper with their phone and Apple has finally settled with customers not satisfied with the offer of a free bumper.

If you didn't get a bumper (or did but are unwilling to use it), you can head over to iphone4settlement.com and pick up $15 for the trouble that pesky antenna has caused you. The site explains the steps iPhone 4 owners must have taken to be eligible for the cash payment:

"To be eligible for the cash payment, you must have: (a) experienced antenna or reception issues; (b) been unable to return your iPhone 4 without incurring any costs; (c) been unwilling to use a case or free bumper for your iPhone 4; and (d) completed certain troubleshooting steps or are unable to complete the troubleshooting steps because you no longer own your iPhone," reads the message on the homepage. "The settlement will provide a $15 cash payment if you are a United States resident who are or were the original owner of an iPhone 4, and who experienced antenna or reception issues, and satisfy other requirements explained on this website."

iPhone 4 owners in the United States have until June 15 of this year to exclude themselves from the suit (which would leave them free to sue Apple over the same issue at a later date). The deadline for objections to any part of the settlement is also June 15. Those who want to file a claim to get their $15 will have to do so by August 28 of this year. The settlement is scheduled for final approval on July 13.

To make your claim, hit up the website here.

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    kawininjazx , March 29, 2012 8:11 PM
    "Hey your $300 phone doesn't work, here's $15, now shut up and buy more Apple stuff."
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    g-unit1111 , March 29, 2012 8:31 PM
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    15$ for Apple is like taking a grain of sand from the beach. However, you need to fill out 20 forms and pass a lie detector test for those 15 bucks.
    And once you have taken the money, you may never complain about how you don't like the beach. ever.


    Didn't you see that South Park? Never, ever agree to Apple's terms and conditions!! :lol: 
  • 13 Hide
    Kryan , March 29, 2012 8:11 PM
    15$ for Apple is like taking a grain of sand from the beach. However, you need to fill out 20 forms and pass a lie detector test for those 15 bucks.
    And once you have taken the money, you may never complain about how you don't like the beach. ever.
    And you are also proving to the world how you are Apple's b!tch. yup...
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  • 13 Hide
    Kryan , March 29, 2012 8:11 PM
    15$ for Apple is like taking a grain of sand from the beach. However, you need to fill out 20 forms and pass a lie detector test for those 15 bucks.
    And once you have taken the money, you may never complain about how you don't like the beach. ever.
    And you are also proving to the world how you are Apple's b!tch. yup...
  • 21 Hide
    kawininjazx , March 29, 2012 8:11 PM
    "Hey your $300 phone doesn't work, here's $15, now shut up and buy more Apple stuff."
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    joytech22 , March 29, 2012 8:26 PM
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    if you are a United States resident


    Are you kidding? No, seriously. Are you really kidding?
    Not only are competitions limited to the U.S nowdays, but so is compensation.

    I guess they would rather take people's money and keep it within the U.S.
    Give compensation where it's due, not where it's mostly sold. Fools.
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    g-unit1111 , March 29, 2012 8:31 PM
    Quote:
    15$ for Apple is like taking a grain of sand from the beach. However, you need to fill out 20 forms and pass a lie detector test for those 15 bucks.
    And once you have taken the money, you may never complain about how you don't like the beach. ever.


    Didn't you see that South Park? Never, ever agree to Apple's terms and conditions!! :lol: 
  • 9 Hide
    TheCapulet , March 29, 2012 8:45 PM
    joytech22Are you kidding? No, seriously. Are you really kidding?Not only are competitions limited to the U.S nowdays, but so is compensation.I guess they would rather take people's money and keep it within the U.S.Give compensation where it's due, not where it's mostly sold. Fools.

    The lawsuit took place in American Courts, genius. Send your own lawyers to your own local courts, and you'll get the happy chance to sue apple just the same. But on your own dime.
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    omega21xx , March 29, 2012 8:46 PM
    Ok, so you could have sold your iPhone and still get the $15... what's to stop (say me) from cashing in on the $15 when I've never bought one? Not sure they'd be able to tell if I owned one or not, if they could, I'd say Apple has their noses where they shouldn't be.
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    _Pez_ , March 29, 2012 8:48 PM
    15$ ? hahahahahaha poor Apple costumers
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    husker , March 29, 2012 8:50 PM
    joytech22Are you kidding? No, seriously. Are you really kidding?Not only are competitions limited to the U.S nowdays, but so is compensation.I guess they would rather take people's money and keep it within the U.S.Give compensation where it's due, not where it's mostly sold. Fools.

    If you live in a country that doesn't agree to abide by U.S. law (which is probably every country other than the U.S.) then how can a U.S. legal settlement apply to such countries or it's citizens? Yeah, things on the internet here blur the lines between nations, but not everything else is that way.
  • 12 Hide
    joytech22 , March 29, 2012 8:56 PM
    joytech22Fools.


    It seems I am the fool, damn didn't think this one through.
    *Hides until next post*
  • 11 Hide
    supall , March 29, 2012 9:23 PM
    Watch Apple send them a $15 gift card for iTunes instead.
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    A Bad Day , March 29, 2012 9:37 PM
    supallWatch Apple send them a $15 gift card for iTunes instead.


    Or Apple's hardware, such as iPhone or iPad.

    If they did pull that, they wouldn't be the first one. "Oh, we're sorry about your product. Here's a refund, in a gift card. Buy more of our stuff or throw it."
  • 2 Hide
    freggo , March 29, 2012 9:47 PM
    And yet another reason to NEVER by anything made by Apple.

    I'd love to know how much the lawyers cleared on that one !!
  • 1 Hide
    silver565 , March 29, 2012 9:56 PM
    Interesting that Apple has basically just told the rest of the world to stick it
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    Camikazi , March 29, 2012 9:56 PM
    joytech22Are you kidding? No, seriously. Are you really kidding?Not only are competitions limited to the U.S nowdays, but so is compensation.I guess they would rather take people's money and keep it within the U.S.Give compensation where it's due, not where it's mostly sold. Fools.

    Wait, you would most likely complain when the USA does something in another part of the world, but now that our courts and lawyers do all this work you want the compensation to go to you? Sheesh make up your mind :p 
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    monsta , March 29, 2012 10:03 PM
    15 bucks?
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    g-unit1111 , March 29, 2012 10:45 PM
    silver565Interesting that Apple has basically just told the rest of the world to stick it


    Seriously - Apple has more cash than the US government and they can't afford to pay for a few defective iPhones? They suck.
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    Camikazi , March 29, 2012 10:57 PM
    silver565Interesting that Apple has basically just told the rest of the world to stick it

    The rest of the world hasn't sued yet, tell your courts to sue and maybe they will pay, but as long as they can get away without paying they won't give anyone a dime.
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    Khimera2000 , March 30, 2012 1:12 AM
    joytech22Are you kidding? No, seriously. Are you really kidding?Not only are competitions limited to the U.S nowdays, but so is compensation.I guess they would rather take people's money and keep it within the U.S.Give compensation where it's due, not where it's mostly sold. Fools.


    If you want compensation then lay down a lawsuit on your country. This was a ***!!! US !!!*** lawsuit, and so its safe to assume that it does not apply to other countries, same way that a certain ban in a certain country did not apply to the US.
  • 0 Hide
    rex86 , March 30, 2012 1:28 AM
    If you're talking about being cheap here is one more example. :) 
  • 2 Hide
    xerroz , March 30, 2012 3:06 AM
    supallWatch Apple send them a $15 gift card for iTunes instead.

    That's hilarious. I wouldn't be surprised if they did that though. Actually I hope they do, it would be amusing
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