Jul 16 2010Apple Offers Free Cases To iPhone 4 Owners

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Unless you live under a rock like a roly-poly you've probably heard of the iPhone 4's shitty antennae sitch (that's cool-talk for situation, FYI). Well Steve Jobs announced today Apple will be giving away free bumper cases until September 30th that alleviate the problem. Hooray? No. Hip hop hooray, ho, hey, ho! Damn yeah I'm naughty by nature nurture!

A defiant Steve Jobs argued that the brouhaha over the iPhone 4's so-called death grip has been "blown so out of proportion, it's incredible." Still, in an effort to make every iPhone customer happy, Apple (as expected) will hand out free cases -- either Apple's $29 Bumpers or a "choice" of third-party cases -- for any iPhone 4 users who wants one.

I really don't care about any of this because I'm not eligible for an upgrade until January so I'll probably hold out for the iPhone 4x, but you know what really gets me? That Apple regularly charges 29 F***ING BONES FOR THE BUMPER CASE. What's it made out of, unicorn semen?

Apple's solution for the iPhone 'death grip': free cases [yahoo] (with a bunch of other facts about the antennae issue)

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bump bump bump...! CHYEAH 1st post

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Apple thinks every single one of their products is made out of unicorn semen and so do all the spunk guzzling fan boys that are willing to pay $29 for piece of shit with a logo on it.

also steve jobs is hiv+ from sucking off unicorns with aids to get the raw materials for apple products.

How did he know I was a rolly-polly?

Is it me, or GW's humor kind of weak lately? I hope the IWATCHSTUFF Writer didn't kill him or anything. If so, then initiate plan Z-Alpha: REANIMATE THE GEEKOLOGIE WRITER.

No mention of the camera discoloration.

I returned my phones and got two that still have the same issues.

People that bash others for enjoying apple products are just as annoying as the individuals they hate.

@8 I just gained some wisdom or something.

If there's no problem why are they giving away free cases to fix the problem? That's all I'm saying.

Why not charge $29? If you can make that much money off suckers willing to pay it would you lower it to $10? :P Hell if I could sell cheap little pieces of rubber to people for $29 I would too.

12th

If there wasn't a problem and Jobs was confident in his product he wouldn't be advising people to hold the phone differently. I like my iphone but I am not upgrading until they have a hardware fix or something that truly alleviates the problem. The case covers do not fix it. It's a total farce. They need to recall the crap or someone needs to file a class action lawsuit. This is absolutely terrible customer care on Apple's part.

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I believe there are already two class actions in the works.

Products for mainstream idiots, now with casing.

Steve Jobs and Bill Clinton should get together and write a book called "how to create a big problem out of a little one, then whine about it".

You dont' get to lie, lie, lie, deny, deny, deny, and then when you're backed into the fucking corner start crying and say "why are you making such a big deal out of this?".

Steve, YOU made this a big deal. Grab some sack and own it now!

ANDRIOD 4 THE WIN...my network rocks, my calls dont drop, I can hold my phone any way I want... IPHONE 4 is for noobs that like tofu.

To be blunt, Jobs sounds like a d*ck.

The way he replied to the person in email "avoid holding it that way", to his denials instead of just saying they're investigating. How hard is it to say they are investigating reports? Now he continues being a dick, trying to prove to everyone how "wrong" they are.

And the way he's talking to everyone.. everyone's going to get a new iphone case, the way he speaks it, its as if he's calling them all idiots, while simultaneously being mad.

News flash, a-hole, .55 percent of 3 million is still TENS OF THOUSANDS of people having issues.

I've never been an apple hater, but Jobs is a d*ck - F-off, jobs.

how bout free iphone 4s that bloody work properly, with god damn custom sms tones D8<

"but you know what really gets me? That Apple regularly charges 29 F***ING BONES FOR THE BUMPER CASE. What's it made out of, unicorn semen?" ...

RIGHT?? every goddam accessory is $30!! If you listened to the press conference, Steve kinda mumbled the fact that they were making the bumpers anyway and wanted to make a profit as if we were supposed to feel sorry for them. Its not like they are going to lose that much money anyway. They will find a way to make up for it for sure.

I truly believe they knew about this issue way before the phone came out AND i think Stevie is mad that Apple Loyalists are making the most complaints.

@18 totally agree.

My main problem with Steve Jobs is the fact that he comes across as a Pompous Ass. He always has and always will. He does not deserve the devotion he has gotten from the masses.

I would love to have an in-depth discussion on what apple has actually revolutionized other than honestly brilliant advertising.

When Apples new products debut there has usually been something comparable from another company somewhere that is usually less expensive easier to modify and has more functionality. (I.e. where is the FM tuner for listening to radio and recording radio directly to mp3/ogg/wma/qt)

I understand the whole picture and am not willing to give credit to apple for doing anything except brilliant advertising with the entire "i" line. With that I welcome all things that hinder apple from taking over, it would be detrimental to the freedoms a lot of us have enjoyed for years with broad use of generic processors.

Apple is for people who cant think for themselves and seemingly lack all problem solving skills when it comes to tech.


@21
"Apple is for people who cant think for themselves and seemingly lack all problem solving skills when it comes to tech."

Or who don't want to deal with those problems?
I've wasted way too much time dealing with the most pathetic of problems when I used to use Windows, moving to a Mac probably halved my blood pressure.

Since when are only stupid or incompetent people allowed to use easy-to-use products? Where's the logic behind that?

F**k Apple and its fanboys

They knew the problem from the beginnig, have you seen the gap between antennas? That means they knew the antennas shouldn't touch each other, so they should've known that a finger could bridge both antennas and kill the signal. Didnt they test the phone?

Now iPhone 4 v1 users have to use that damn bumper and take it out to dock it, when they Apple releases a v2 phone after sept 30 all the original users will envy v2 iPhones.

Come on Apple.

@ 8 sheldon,
People that spend hundreds of pounds on products they know are faulty are total fucktards if they can’t see why people take the piss out of them,

Since when are only stupid or incompetent people allowed to use easy-to-use products? Where's the logic behind that?

From a positive point of view I've learned a lot about computers from solving my own problems, it's ok if you don't like computers too much and don't care about learning how to fix them. But if you don't learn how to troubleshoot computers you'll certainly get overcharged or scammed when you take your computer for repair, I preffer the freedom to repair my own computer than having to give it to Apple® big brother to repair it.

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@27 aging minger?

@18 actually, from what I'm aware, he's known for being a big douche. I've read articles of the extent of his prick-ness, but obviously I'm not sure how true they are. But I'm not doubting it.

I mean, you can simply type in "steve jobs is..." in google and you get many negative results lol

"Steve kinda mumbled the fact that they were making the bumpers anyway and wanted to make a profit as if we were supposed to feel sorry for them. Its not like they are going to lose that much money anyway. They will find a way to make up for it for sure. "

They might be losing potential customers and also, from Yahoo: "UBS analyst Maynard Um estimated the bumpers cost Apple $3 each, and freely distributing them would cut into Apple's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings by two cents a share." which I don't even know what that means other than less money in Steve's old jeans' pocket. But I'm not disagreeing, Apple WILL find a way to rape their costumers (probably upping the price of thier next phone model and justifying it by making it work the way it should in the first place).

if you like apple, you deserve crap like this. jobs just fucks you in the ass and you just take it

"blown so out of proportion, it's incredible."
really? if you hold the phone a certain way it doesnt work. it's unreal that people support crap like this

So does anyone here have an iPhone 4 and have a problem? I know a lot of people who do and don't have any problems.... Just a lot of haters here

Free bumpers and a software update to help fix this!

Steve (blow) Jobs is such a tool.

Nice jeans, skeletor.

What I hate is that people buy mac's which are at least $500 more than other pc's and also buy iphones with huge monthly costs, YET they are still the same people who say they are trying to save money. This is from personal experience, and I have no sympathy for them lol.

To 33. I just got an iPhone and i have no problems with mine. Yes it does loose some bars when you hold it that way, case or not. Yes it does it when the case is on too. But even when that happens I still get better reception on this phone. The iPhone 4 is completely awesome. After having tried the motorola droid and a palm pre. The iPhone4 wins hands down. Yeah you may locked to iTunes, but at least your not locked out of any video media. No tv shows on android.

This MAC v PC is boring. Pick which works best for your needs.

In my case at work (audio post production) , every minute a computer goes down costs the client hundreds of dollars. There's no time to "be smart and use a PC". I need my shit to work. . .all the time. and MACS work.

At home i have a PC , cause i like free software . . . and Warcraft.

The soccer moms that go to the apple stores because their ipods aren't working and buy macbooks to be cool when they have little to no experience with computers in the first place are giving the people who have bought apple products for years for quality reasons a terrible name.

But really, just shut up and use Linux if you want more control over your system. You don't have much excuse to keep using windows and bashing Mac products when you haven't had enough experience with them. That's racist.

lol, even if I was a fancy pants rich person, I still wouldn't purchase a case for 30 bones.

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