iPhone 4 Free Case Program to be discontinued by Apple

Soon after the early summers release of iPhone 4, users reported that the phones reception dripped considerably on holding the phone in a particular way.Not long ago, Apple in a press conference announced that the customers will be receiving free bumpers or cases for their iPhone 4 to reduce the antenna attenuation problem.However, recently Apple updated its website, informing that the free case program will be discontinued on all iPhones sold after 30th September. The main reason behind the decision being the problem given overweightage than what it really is.

Therefore users who buy iPhone 4 before September 30 will still have their chance to receive the bumper case worth $29 at no charge.All they need to do is perform the following steps :

  • Download the iPhone 4 Case program from the App Store.
  • Sign in with the iTunes store account or Apple ID.
  • Select the bumper or case.

Users who bought the iPhone 4 before July 23, 2010 need to apply by August 22, 2010 to enroll for the offer.

A total refunding option is also available to customers who purchased the case from Apple before the free program was launched.The refund includes taxes and shipping fees.If purchased from AT&T store, the customer will receive the refund only after filling a rebate coupon and mailing it to Apple by 30th September.Purchases after 30th who face connectivity issues for “death grip” can contact Apple and discuss for a free case option on a case-by-case basis.

Also notified by the Apple website, the restocking fee of $20 for 16 GB phone and $30 for a 32 GB phone would also revive after 30th September.The company will go back to its usual business policies and accept returns within 14 days of purchase.Thereby, all customers are notified to buy the iPhone 4 before the scheduled date to enjoy the promos and offers.


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