Here ends all the speculations. It is indeed “Free
Bumpers Cases” for the iPhone 4 users as a solution to the “Antennagate” issue. Steve Jobs has just made the announcement at a closed door press conference at California today.
If you already bought a bumper from Apple you’ll get a refund, and you can also return your phone for a full refund within 30 days as long as it’s unharmed.
If you were expecting a direct apology from Apple, you wont get it. Steve claims you can replicate the left-handed “death grip” bar-dropping problem on the BlackBerry Bold 9700, HTC Droid Eris, and Samsung Omnia II, and that “phones aren’t perfect.”
Steve also claims that only 0.55% of people who bought the iPhone 4 have called into AppleCare to complain about the antenna, and the phone has a 1.7% return rate at AT&T, compared to 6% with the 3GS, though he would cop to a slight increase in dropped calls over the iPhone 3GS.
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