When Apple launched the iPhone 4, a number of users reported problems with the mobile signal on the device when it was held in a certain way, Apple announced that everyone who bought an iPhone 4 would get a free bumper case.
A class action lawsuit was filed against Apple, and it looks like it has now been settled according to a recent report by Cnet, and a settlement has now received preliminary approval.
The settlement covers a total of 18 different lawsuits which were consolidated into one lawsuit, and US residents who bought an iPhone 4 will now be entitled to either $15 in cash or a bumper case provided by Apple.
Considering that Apple has already provided bumper cases to many people who bought the iPhone 4, we suspect this ruling won’t end up costing Apple a lot of money.
Apple told Cnet that the lawsuit related to a small amount of customers who had experienced the issue, although at the time the reports of the problem were everywhere. With the launch of the iPhone 4S Apple seems to have fixed the issue with a new antenna design.
Apple has now announced the iPhone 5, have a look at our article on the difference between the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 to see all about the new iPhone 5.