Yesterday, Apple announced that they would hold a press conference on Friday and it was learnt that this press conference would address the ongoing iPhone 4 antenna problems. Well, Apple’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs has made it official. Those that buy an iPhone 4 before September 30 will be eligible for free bumpers and if you already have a bumper case, you will get a full refund.
Needless to say, not everyone is going to be happy with this option as the bumpers aren’t the most attractive cases that are available. Apple is aware of this and if you’re not pleased with their bumper solution, then you have 30 days to return your iPhone 4 for a full refund. Next week, the Apple website will be updated to include an online form through which iPhone owners can select a free case from select vendors.
Steve Jobs did say that phone reception problems are not unique to the iPhone 4, but are seen with other smartphones as well. However, he understands the concerns of Apple customers and has thus provided the two solutions: A free bumper case or a full refund.