Apple calls time on free bumpers

Ben Parfitt
Apple calls time on free bumpers

iPhone, iPad and iPod platform holder Apple has confirmed that it will stop offering free bumpers and cases to iPhone 4 owners on September 30th.

The free case program that was launched in July in the fallout of the Antennagate controversy where it was revealed that the iPhone 4 would drop signal if held tightly or in a certain position.

However, Apple has always insisted that the furore was overblown and that the iPhone 4 only suffered the same level of signal degradation as many of its smartphone rivals.

We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought,” the firm said upon confirmation of the case program closure.

The Apple made iPhone 4 bumper costs between 20-25 on the High Street.