Apple Launches iPhone 4 Case Program; Releases iPhone App To Apply For Free Bumper or Case

iPhone 4 Case Program

We reported yesterday that Apple had started refunding for iPhone 4 bumpers that were purchased on Apple’s online store.

Apple has just launched the iPhone 4 case program and has released an iPhone app that lets customers apply for their free iPhone 4 bumper case.

Apple had announced at the special press conference held last week that it will give free cases to all iPhone 4 customers to address concerns raised by iPhone 4 users about its antenna issue.

Here is a description of the iPhone app that users can use to apply for free bumper or case:

If you are experiencing reception issues with your iPhone 4, you are eligible to receive an iPhone 4 Bumper or other select third-party case from Apple at no charge.  Download this free app onto your iPhone 4 and apply for your free Bumper or case.

Only iPhone 4 owners are eligible for this program. The app will check the IMEI and serial number to verify that you have an iPhone 4. Once eligibility is confirmed, you will be able to choose an iPhone 4 Bumper or other case. The Bumper or case will be shipped to you at no charge.

iPhone 4 Case Program
iPhone 4 Case Program

You can download the app using this iTunes link.

Please note that you must apply for the iPhone 4 case program within 30 days of purchasing iPhone 4. So if you have purchased iPhone 4 before July 23, 2010 then you must apply no later than August 22, 2010. To qualify for this program, you must purchase your iPhone 4 by September 30, 2010.

As mentioned earlier, Apple has already started refunding for iPhone 4 bumper case for credit card customers. If you had paid with cash, check or gift card at retail stores then you will need to take the receipt to the Apple Store to get a refund.

Our readers who have applied for their free iPhone 4 bumper or case are reporting that it will take 3 to 5 weeks to deliver it.

Please do let us know your experience while applying for your free bumper or case or getting the refund.

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  • jai

    about time apple doing something to fix this. Now just waiting for the JB for the 4.

  • fig

    they only have the black bumper… what the hell

  • Alb

    The best news of the day planetbeing tweeting that an unlock is coming along with the jailbreak… Hoping for this weekend…

  • AvionicZ

    I Have A black bumper already. They can suck a fat babies dick if they think i want 2 of the same color. I thought these SF Valley Queers would be a tad more colorful. Well Steve will be ponying up some refund cash for me then.

  • AvionicZ

    The Black Bumper gives a splash of color to your iPhone 4. I gonna run down there and splash a couple of ounces of beige color all over their Genius Bar. Clean that color up Emo Boy.

  • Mark

    Got my belkin shield micra 🙂

  • asa

    same here

  • Alb

    Nah how about if I do your mom and then make you jump in front of a bus? You'll love that won't you? Thought so bitch!!!

  • Legionofone

    I just re-watched the apple press conference and Steve Jobs said that we could try our phones with the new cases and then return them, BUT 3-5 weeks puts us out of the return date? Does anyone think that this sounds like a bit of a con? Hey wait for your new case and see if you like it if not return it, but wait it takes us 30 days to ship it to you and… that means you cant return it…

  • Mark

    I say you call apple and ask them.

  • Jeff

    Just ordered the Incase Snap. From what I have read thus far that and the Belkin seem to be the highest quality cases of the choices given. Anyone confirm or deny?

  • Robman

    What a JOKE just ordered mine it has s ship date of September 3rd….

  • Tj

    Ok so I got a email last night saying I was going to automatically be refunded. But I just ordered a case of the app cuz these bumpers don't protect shit. Do you think they'll just give me the case and say fuck the refund?

  • HotStuff2

    What sucks is that non-iPhone 4 owners (those of us who've been *waiting* to buy one) can't even LOOK at the cases they're offering. I want a case from DAY ONE, so if they're not offering the Incipio case (which I love on my 3Gs; at $29.99 with a screen protector AND a stand for watching movies, it's a great price), I'll just order one and maybe get a free other case to sell or something.

  • uncoolman

    can someone tell me the case choices please

  • Rodark

    I've owned every Iphone except Iphone4 (waiting on the white one) as a future proud owner i have a few concerns. So what happens after the September 30, 2010? Will all the iphones come with a bumper in box? If not are you S.O.L.? Will the bumper be replaced after the first one has seen better days?(probably not) This is obviously an engineering issue and will most likely not be resolved with software updates. If you happen to be one of the lucky few that have these issues you we are forced to use a bumper (or like item), and inherit the cost of replacing the bumper. /sigh. Sadly although I have valid concerns, the experience that the iphone has brought in the past no other phone has been able to match. This little issue is not a deal breaker for me. At the end of the day Apple was right, "This changes everything. Again". No longer can I expect people to ask, "Is that the new Iphone?" without asking "Do you have the reception issue?" People know I love my current iphone and just about everyday I hear "did you hear about the problem with the new iphone?" The bad PR Apple received for this little oversight is also inherited in the process to us. Will the one time free bumper fix that?

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  • tang

    good luck for waiting the case/bumper they shipping 3-5 weeks , damn . Apple oh apple can you make 3-5 days

  • Brett

    They gave me a refund on my bumber that I bought and they also let me get another case free! Thanks apple!

  • Couldn't Apple just build the bezel just a few MM thicker outward, and then surround the metal of the antenna in clear lexan or other plastic? I guess it would solve the problem 🙂

  • Apple really rock it win it user confidence on it product.
    Its really a great offer that apple give to its user.
    Nice share Post.


    I purchased a case for my iphone 4 but I still lost reception when I held the phone with my left hand. That is why I returned the phone to AT&T and reactivated my 3g. No problems now and the case fits the 3g. I will wait for iphone 5!

  • arode

    What a joke, free bumpers!! Just admit it Apple you F…ed up! You made a faulty phone and know you are trying to hide it. Not good Not good!