Settlement of 'Antennagate' Lawsuit Gives iPhone 4 Buyers $15 or a Free Bumper

Posted February 18, 2012 at 6:33am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 18644 views

A settlement has finally been reached in the class action lawsuit against Apple and the iPhone 4 antenna, reports CNET.

The preliminary approval announced Friday afternoon will give all US residents who bought the iPhone 4 a free bumper or a $15 check provided by Apple.

The settlement comes from 18 separate lawsuits that were consolidated into one. All share the claim 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 and reception and related software."

Apple is forced to send emails to all US buyers by April 30, 2012 notifying them of the settlement. The site, www.iPhone4Settlement.com, will go live in the coming weeks with instructions on the settlement and how to make a claim.

Antennagate started when the iPhone 4 was released and users noticed poor reception when gripping the antenna. It quickly turned into a PR nightmare for Apple. Eventually, Apple held a press conference dismissing any problems with the antenna, but did give a free case to early iPhone 4 buyers.

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Honda - February 20, 2012 at 10:33pm
Show me the $$$$$$$!!!!!!!!
Jaedre - February 18, 2012 at 10:59pm
Does this apply to people who already upgraded to 4s? I had the 4 on release date.
kamatis - February 18, 2012 at 2:58pm
now that this is settled, time to start the class action on the iphone 4 easyily broken power button that apple would still not recognize as a defect.
DacksMac - February 18, 2012 at 3:37pm
I have had a combined 7 iPhone 4 & 4s and never once experienced nor heard of a power button breaking. Maybe you should stop sticking phones in your butt, this should decrease your occurrence.
Jason - February 18, 2012 at 4:16pm
Dacks quite making dumb ass ignorant comments on here. If you did your research you'd see it is a problem why you've had 7 iPhones? Probably cause theyre up your ass.
DacksMac - February 18, 2012 at 7:50pm
7 phones because I buy three at a time for my two businesses. Had to buy a fourth along the way. I got them out of my booty hole a few weeks back though, thx for checking in!
Jason - February 18, 2012 at 7:55pm
Hey no problem you know one can do the job just fine instead of spending the money on the ass dildos
DacksMac - February 18, 2012 at 7:57pm
Well when you are upperclass, you can afford to buy more than just one.
Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 18, 2012 at 10:20pm
I too never had the power button problem ... Probably some Samsung gook dweeb ploy
DacksMac - February 18, 2012 at 10:26pm
True, Jason up above probably has numerous Samsung's in his butt hole. He likes butt hole.
Steve - February 18, 2012 at 12:29pm
Lol lol couple hundred pounds spent on a lawyer and you get a bumper case what idiot pursued that lol lol
American education - February 18, 2012 at 11:30am
You will receive a $15 "check" it's spelt cheque, you fucking retards!!! Jesus I thought the education system was going down hill here in Ireland, fuck me!
Bigga - February 18, 2012 at 2:20pm
Dude, it's actually spelt Check here in the US. -- Cheque ("Check" in U.S. English)-- Now I understand what you mean about Education going downhill in Ireland.... Daft enough not to realise certain words aren't always spelt the same.
paul - February 18, 2012 at 2:32pm
LOL!! My sentiments, exactly.
iJoke - February 18, 2012 at 3:30pm
Poor guy. He just made a fool of himself.
learner - February 18, 2012 at 4:47pm
i agree :-)
IHATEMICKS - February 18, 2012 at 5:35pm
Oh For Fvcks sake you thick mick, it may be cheque in Paddyland, but in the real world its CHECK, so sod off back down the pub and drown in the black stuff!
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