Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced during a press conference on Friday that the company is offering iPhone 4 owners free cases to address signal strength bar dropping issues. The free case giveaway was a move to address customer concerns over lost bars when holding their iPhone so the lower left corner of the device is covered.
Since Apple can’t produce its own Bumper cases fast enough, according to Mr. Jobs, so users will be able to go to the Apple Web site and choose from several case options. The case will be mailed free of charge.
Customers that already purchased an Apple Bumper case will be eligible for a full refund.
The free case offer will be open to all iPhone 4 users that buy their phone through September 30, 2010. Customers will be able to choose a case starting next week.
Mr. Jobs also urged iPhone 4 owners to install the iOS 4.0.1 update to address the inaccurate signal strength indicator issue. The free update was released on Thursday and is available via Apple’s iTunes application.