Mr. Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has announced his solution to the iPhone 4 duct-tape-antenna-situation. Free case! Or a refund!
The announcement was made after quite a few slides about how every smartphone (examples shown were the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Droid Eris, and Samsung Omnia II) has the death grip problem.
He then conceded that the new iPhone 4 drops more calls than the 3GS… but not a lot more. The solution? Free case.
If your free case does not please you, Mr. Jobs is offering a full refund:
“And if you’re not happy, you can bring the phone back. We’ll give you a full refund within 30 days. No restocking fee. We want to make everyone happy, and if we can’t make you happy we’ll give you a full refund.”
He also mentioned that there’s a problem with the proximity sensor and that they were working on it.
As far as what kind of free case you will get, apparently there will be some choices available:
“We’re going to send you a free case. We can’t make enough bumpers. No way we can make enough in the quarter. So we’re going to source some cases and give you a choice.”
Engadget has a live blog of the event here.