Apple Settles with iPhone 4 Users Over Antennagate for $15

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
    "Hey your $300 phone doesn't work, here's $15, now shut up and buy more Apple stuff."
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  • g-unit1111
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    15$ 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:
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  • Kryan
    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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  • Kryan
    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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  • kawininjazx
    "Hey your $300 phone doesn't work, here's $15, now shut up and buy more Apple stuff."
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  • joytech22
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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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