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July 16, 2010

Apple press conference: Free iPhone 4 cases for every owner, says Steve Jobs

At Apple's iPhone 4 press conference today in Cupertino, Calif., Steve Jobs declared that iPhone 4 owners will receive a free case for their handsets in what is widely regarded as a cheap fix to the antenna problems that have surfaced with a tiny percentage of users, according to the AP and other news sources.

Jobs said the company has sold 3 million iPhone 4's in three weeks, with a complaint rate of only .55 percent.

iPhone 4 owners will have a choice of an official Apple bumper case, but the company can't make enough of them, so it will allow consumers to buy cases by other manufacturers and receive a refund from Apple.

Apple will make a Website available for the cases late next week.

Tune in to GDGT or Engadget for their live blogs. (BaltTech, unfortunately, wasn't invited to the event... :-( Whattup, Steve Jobs?!)



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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 1:00 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: *NEWS*, Gadgets, Smartphones
        

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Apple is so evil it's funny :

http://disenchantedjourno.blogspot.com/2010/07/thought-of-day-i-told-you-so.html

I have an iphone 4 and haven't really had a problem but I'm getting a case regardless. Anything free is for me!

Antenna Gate is right. I have not had any problems with my iPhone 4. But will gladly accept a free case

Not terrible I suppose:

http://whatsnottaken.wordpress.com/2010/07/15/apple-press-conference-7152010/

The problem remains that the phone cannot be charged with the bumper in place, as Apple makes no chargers/docks for it yet.

Ben,

That is not true. I charge the phone with the bumper on.

The fact is that iPhone 4 is the best of the smart phones. It is proven that when you grim any smart phone that way the signal will drop. I've tried it on my own iPhone 4 and the signal dropped but I didn't drop the call. If you don't like the phone, return it. The fact is that no one wants to return the phone, because the phone doesn't really have a problem.

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About Gus G. Sentementes
Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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