updated 01:45 pm EDT, Fri July 16, 2010
Refunds for existing Bumper case owners
In response to ongoing media attention about iPhone 4 reception problems, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced that the company is going to give out free cases to customers. The offer applies to anyone buying an iPhone through September 30th, and anyone who has bought one of the official Apple Bumper cases is eligible for a refund on the accessory. Because it can't make enough Bumpers on its own, Apple says it will be outsourcing other cases to meet demand. People can apply for a case at Apple's website beginning late next week.
Should a person not be happy with the arrangement, Jobs says the company will also be giving full refunds for undamaged iPhone 4s within 30 days of purchase. No restocking penalty fees should apply. In a Q&A session following the announcement, Jobs explained that refunds should also apply to AT&T contracts.