iPhone 4 Users Receive $15 Payout for Antenna Problems - The UpStream

iPhone 4 Users Receive $15 Payout for Antenna Problems

posted Sunday Feb 26, 2012 by Nicholas DiMeo

iPhone 4 Users Receive $15 Payout for Antenna Problems

Let's take you back almost two years ago. The iPhone 4 was among the newest of the iCraze to be announced and in the hands of the massive amount of people who simply wanted something that "just worked." It just worked, except when you wanted to make a phone call; then the antenna wouldn't work at all. Why? It was because the phone was designed so poorly that your hand would naturally hold the area of the phone that Apple put the weak spot.

The fix? Leave it to Apple to say everyone has this problem even though their developers knew about this issue well before release and chose not to fix it. Apple also said to buy a rubber bumper to put on your phone to fix the problem. Perfect.

As you could image, some people weren't too happy about this and actually received a settlement from the whole ordeal. These were the users who didn't want to exchange their phone, didn't want the stupid bumper and didn't want a voucher.

So what was the settlement? Find out after the break.

For the disgruntled Apple iPhone users who didn't do anything about their problem except complain, Apple has conceded and has made amends with those customers. Each iPhone 4 owner will now have the option to take a bumper this time around, or receive a whopping $15 payout. That's cash money!

Apple PR Natalie Harrison said,

This settlement relates to a small number of customers who indicated that they experienced antenna or reception issues with their iPhone 4 and didn't want to take advantage of a free case from Apple while it was being offered in 2010.

It looks to cover any customer who has ever bought the iPhone 4 and there is no end date to when you can claim your stake in Apple's $46 billion profit. So enjoy the reparations, iPhone users!

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