Apple has settled a class-action lawsuit in regards to the antennaegate issue suffered by millions of iPhone 4 owners around the world.
As part of a recent preliminary approval U.S residents who bought Apple’s fourth-generation phone will be entitled to $15 in cash or a bumper case provided by Apple.
Facing the Cupertino-based tech giants’ lawyers would be a daunting task for anyone, however the prosecution made themselves felt by stating that their efforts would prove Apple was:
misrepresenting and concealing material information in the marketing, advertising, sale, and servicing of its iPhone 4–particularly as it relates to the quality of the mobile phone antenna and reception and related software.
The settlement, 18 separate cases consolidated, has its own website which should be live in the coming weeks. The main focus of this website is to give customers a guide on how to make a claim. As part of the settlement, e-mails will also be sent alerting original buyers to the settlement before April 30, 2012. The claims period is then open for 120 days.