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iPhone Users Receiving Settlement Checks for Antennagate

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Antennagate has all but run its course at this stage.

You might remember Apple's iPhone 4 launch and the debacle that was 'Antennagate.' The phone's new antenna design meant that holding the phone in a certain (and fairly common) way meant decreased signal and even dropped calls. Apple fixed the issue by offering every iPhone 4 owner a free bumper case that would protect the antenna from human interference. However, not everyone wanted to use a case or bumper with their phone and Apple finally settled with unsatisfied customers last year.

Last March, Apple agreed that those unhappy with the offer of a free bumper should get $15 for their troubles. Users had to file with iphone4settlement.com. Now, users are finally getting their checks in the mail. The Unofficial Apple Weblog reports that settlement checks have started arriving for qualifying iPhone 4 users. iPhone users will have until July 16 to cash their checks.

Unfortunately, if you didn't take the initiative to file, you're not going to see any check.

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    tim1935 , April 23, 2013 3:32 PM
    A $600 phone and you only get $15???
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    Unolocogringo , April 23, 2013 4:40 PM
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    Whoa, whoa, whoa... Are you lot really THAT dumb you don't even know how to spell cheque? You get PAID for this job?

    Don't know where you are from, but the US spelling is "check".
    Now who is the dumb one?

  • 10 Hide
    happyballz , April 23, 2013 3:48 PM
    3 years later...
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    internetlad , April 23, 2013 2:21 PM
    http://www.reactionface.info/sites/default/files/images/1313163302855.jpg
  • 12 Hide
    tim1935 , April 23, 2013 3:32 PM
    A $600 phone and you only get $15???
  • 4 Hide
    Benthon , April 23, 2013 3:39 PM
    Don't spend it all in one place
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    happyballz , April 23, 2013 3:48 PM
    3 years later...
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    Gundam288 , April 23, 2013 4:05 PM
    Even if you did file I doubt you will see a check. Something about Apple has a patent on rejecting filed claims for non-properly working products will pop up in the coming weeks...
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    Unolocogringo , April 23, 2013 4:40 PM
    Quote:
    Whoa, whoa, whoa... Are you lot really THAT dumb you don't even know how to spell cheque? You get PAID for this job?

    Don't know where you are from, but the US spelling is "check".
    Now who is the dumb one?

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    keither5150 , April 23, 2013 7:06 PM
    Everyone would get a check for mapgate as well......... well if Apple can find them.
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    beayn , April 24, 2013 7:48 PM
    This is funny because Apple was charging $30 for the rubber bumper that likely cost them 50 cents each or less.