Apple To Give iPhone Buyers Free Cases - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Apple To Give iPhone Buyers Free Cases

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple says it will give free protective cases to buyers of its latest iPhone model to alleviate the so-called "death grip" problem: holding the phone with a bare hand can muffle the wireless signal.

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announced the giveaway Friday at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Those who have already bought the phone and new buyers will all be eligible.

The iPhone 4 has been dogged by complaints about the antenna problem since it went on sale in the U.S. three weeks ago. On Monday, Consumer Reports said careful testing had confirmed the issue. The magazine refused to recommend the phone and called on Apple to compensate buyers.

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