In the summer of 2010, Apple came under intense criticism when it was revealed their iPhone 4 device could lose complete cell signal when held in certain ways. This so-called "death grip" had everything to do with the placement of the iPhone's antenna and the casing of the smartphone.
Dubbed 'Antennagate' for its large scale media coverage, Apple eventually admitted to the issue and offered all iPhone 4 owners the chance to receive a free "bumper" case (which nullified the issue) or the option to hold out for a settlement.
This week, all class action suits have been settled, and users who never took the free bumper are now entitled to a $15 payout settlement.
Apple PR spokesperson Natalie Harrison said this (via Cnet): "This settlement relates to a small number of customers who indicated that they experienced antenna or reception issues with their iPhone 4 and didn't want to take advantage of a free case from Apple while it was being offered in 2010."
If you purchased an iPhone 4 at any point, including this week, you are entitled to the money.
There will be more info at www.iPhone4Settlement.com in the coming weeks.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Feb 2012 22:24