Early last year, Apple settled various class action lawsuits related to the iPhone 4′s antenna issues, offering $15 as a payout to affected users. First responders to the lawsuit, who didn’t want or receive the free bumper Apple promised, have now started receiving their $15 settlement checks.
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The issue which was dubbed Antennagate received so much negative publicity that Apple had to call a special press conference to talk about it and forced them to give away iPhone 4 bumpers or third-party iPhone cases to all iPhone 4 customers.
Just when we thought that the incidents of an iPhone exploding in Brazil and self combusting on an Australian airline were isolated incidents, we have another iPhone user, this time a firefighter in the Pennsylvanian town of East Brandywine reporting that his iPhone 4 “spontaneously caught fire” while charging.
If complaints by iPhone 4S users of poor battery life and audio bugs were not enough, TUAW reports that some of them are facing a peculiar problem where their iPhone 4S stops recognizing their SIM cards.
Based on this discussion thread on Apple support forums, users are reporting that they receive an error message on their iPhone 4S stating that they either have no SIM card installed or their SIM is invalid.