Remember the iPhone 4 which wowed the world when it was first released, only to have users realize that when they hold it in their hands, the signal strength might actually plummet to just zero? That sparked off what many dubbed “Antennagate“, and here we are with a long overdue conclusion – Apple has been ordered to reimburse iPhone 4 owners with $15 via a check, or to hand out a free iPhone bumper that is worth $30 on the open market.

According to an Apple spokesperson, “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 when it was being offered in 2010.” As part of the settlement, Apple is required to inform customers that they will be able to have a $15 check sent to them, or to be on the receiving end of a bumper case instead before May 2012 rolls around. As for those, who for some strange reason or another, did not pick up the refund or free bumper in May last year, you can still ensure the settlement goes through.

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