Apple Settles Antenna-Gate Class-Action Lawsuit
File this under “crap-I-didn’t-see-till-just-now”, but Apple finally reached a settlement in the Antennagate lawsuit against the company and issued a statement to The Loop.
“This settlement relates to a small number of customers who indicated that they experienced antenna or reception issues with their iPhone 4 and didn’t want to take advantage of a free case from Apple while it was being offered in 2010.” — Natalie Harrison, Apple Spokeswoman.
Most frustrated users took up Apple’s free Bumper case offer and called it a day. Reports even surfaced of Apple sending out free bumper cases to AppleCare customers who called in with complaints of reception issues after the Sept 30, 2010 program deadline. Those that persisted with the lawsuit for another 18 months received the same deal effectively gaining nothing for their legal trouble.
The settlement in questions applies to 18 separate lawsuits that combined together into a single class-action lawsuit against Apple. The plaintiffs accused Apple of "misrepresenting and concealing material information in the marketing, advertising, sales and servicing of its iPhone 4."
Hopefully the legal fees of those involved were paid for in the settlement as well...
Source: The Loop
[via Apple Insider