Before this whole “grip of death” and “anatennagate” thing hit the masses, you may have already purchased an iPhone 4 and the bumper case to go with it. You forked out some hard earned money, and now Apple wants to give it back to you. Anyone buying a new iPhone 4 is now provided with a bumper case, which wraps all the way around the exterior bezel of the device, free of charge. That’s to stop the whole signal dropping problem. Naturally, people that paid for the bumper feel a little ripped off.
So the Cupertino-based company is now refunding the $30 asking price for the bumper case, as well as any tax or shipping costs involved, back onto customer credit cards. There’s probably a system for cash-based customers too. In case this whole situation has you confused or you simply want an alternative to the fat rubber band Apple bumper case, then you may want to grab the iPhone 4 Case Program. This is an app available from the App Store that lets you shop for the bumper, as well as third-party cases from Speck, Belkin, and Griffin, among others.
This is all you have to do:
1. Download the iPhone 4 Case Program app from the App Store.
2. Launch the app on your iPhone 4 and sign in using your iTunes Store account or Apple ID.
3. Select your Bumper or case.
For iPhone 4 purchases made before July 23, 2010, you must apply no later than August 22, 2010; otherwise, you must apply within 30 days of your iPhone 4 purchase. To qualify for this program, you must purchase your iPhone 4 by September 30, 2010.