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Apple settles U.S. antennagate suit; iPhone 4 buyers to get $15 or bumper case

News by Dan Seifert on Saturday February 18, 2012.

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The class-action lawsuit against Apple over the original iPhone 4's reception problems, commonly known as "antennagate," has come to an end, with Apple agreeing to pay original owners $15 or provide them with a new case.

The lawsuit had 25 million members and was the product of 18 different suits combined into one. The main complaint against Apple was that it 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."

As part of the settlement, original owners will get an email sent to them before April 30, 2012, and they will have 120 days to file their claim. The settlement will have its own website at www.iPhone4Settlement.com, which is due to go live in the coming weeks. [via CNET]

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