Apple’s solution to the antenna problem which has afflicted some users of its new smartphone has arrived – the iPhone 4 case program.
Customers will be able to order a free bumper or third party case, in order to protect their antenna from any possible interference caused by contact with the human hand in the problematic bottom left corner of the iPhone 4.
Well, it beats the initial advice of “hold it differently” anyway. Even if we’re not sure that everyone really wants their glitzy new gadget to have an elastic band running round the outside of it.
To get your freebie, you’ll need to download an app, sign in and select the exact case you’d like to receive.
If you bought your iPhone before today, you’ve got until August 22nd to put your order in. Otherwise, you’ve got 30 days from the purchase date of your phone, with the offer winding up for good come the end of September.
Those who have already purchased a bumper for their iPhone 4 can apply for a refund including tax and postage costs. For full instructions on the refund process, or to download the app, see the official case program website here.