On July 23, 2010 Apple began allowing iPhone 4 owners to receive a free case or bumper in the hopes of fixing the notorious antenna reception problems caused by holding in a way that attenuates the antenna. Here is how you can get your free case or bumper from your iPhone, from your computer, or as a refund.


From Your iPhone

  1. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="203" caption="Search for "iPhone 4 Case Program" at the App Store"]Search for "iPhone 4 Case Program" at the App Store[/caption] Go to the App Store on your iPhone and search for "iPhone 4 case program". Select the app that appears on top of the list.

  2. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="203" caption="Click "Free" to begin downloading"]Click "Free" to begin downloading[/caption] Click the blue button marked "Free" to begin downloading the app.

  3. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="203" caption="Pick the case"]Pick the case[/caption] Press "Get Started" and then select the case or bumper you want. You can view details of the cases available by clicking each case.

  4. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="203" caption="Now wait 3-5 weeks."]Now wait 3-5 weeks.[/caption] Follow the prompts to confirm your address information. Wait at least 3-5 weeks for your free case to arrive by mail.

From Your Computer

  1. Navigate directly to theĀ App Store via this link.
  2. Download the app as you would any other iPhone app.
  3. Sync with iTunes via the USB cable.
  4. Open the app on your iPhone and follow the "On Your iPhone" instructions above.
On 24 July 2010