The Antenna gate situation continues to haunt Apple, as the result of the lawsuit against the company are out and are not in the company’s favor. Apple will now be required to give either $15 in cash or a free Bumper Case to every iPhone 4 customer in the US.
Customers that purchased an iPhone 4 will be able to redeem their payout from www.iphone4settlement.com when the site goes live. Apple will also alert affected customers via email by April 3oth. Anyone that bought an iPhone4 before Friday should be eligible though there is no word if that applies to customers who have already accepted a free case from Apple.
The suit was originally filed in 2010 and alleged that “the case and antenna design has led to a substantial degradation in signal quality and dropped calls when the phone is used in a normal and foreseeable fashion by users”.