Poll: Free Bumper Case or $15 Check from Apple?

A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit regarding the performance of the antenna of the original iPhone 4, previously known as a phenomenon dubbed Antennagate. As part of the agreement reached, owners of the original iPhone, will be allowed to choose one between two forms of compensation from the Cupertino-based company.

The settlement comes from 18 separate lawsuits that were all consolidated into one large lawsuit. According to CNET, from which the news comes, all are in agreement that 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 cause already has a website, www.iPhone4Settlement.com. Though it isn’t quite set up right now, it will soon direct users to information regarding the settlement, and they’ll also be able to make a claim. They can choose between two forms of compensation for this inconvenience: a free bumper case or a $15 check. Additionally, emails will be sent to owners of the original iPhone 4 alerting those people of the settlement informing them that they must submit a claim within 120 days.

Unfortunately, this form of compensation is only open for US customers. Regardless, which of the two forms will you choose? They’re both representative of the issue. Let us know with the poll below:

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Shortly after the release of the iPhone 4, people began to post videos of them tightly holding the antennas lining the bezel of the phone demonstrating the drop in service performance. Calls were dropped as a symptom of the Antennagate issue, and Apple did previously allow iPhone users to download their official Apple Store application in order to receive a free bumper case to help rectify the issue. As we’re interpreting it, those same people will be allowed this second form of compensation as well.