UPDATED:Apple press conference: 3 million iPhone 4's sold and free cases for all
So what will Apple do for iPhone 4 buyers? If you purchased the phone before September 30th-which means this applies to everyone-you can head over to the Apple web site starting in the latter part of next week, and request a free case. If you already purchased a bumper from Apple, you can request a refund. Or, you can return the phone within 30 days of purchase, and if its unharmed, you will get a full refund. Jobs also called the report from Bloomberg that said an Apple employee gave him an early heads-up on the problem "a total crock" and he has asked Bloomberg to come up with evidence that the story is true, which they have not been able to, so far. He also noted that 3 million units of the iPhone 4 have been sold in the first 3 weeks and he has received e-mails from 5,000 users telling him that the phone works correctly. Finally, he added that the proximity sensor-which has been the source of some complaints-will be fixed with the next update and also noted that the white version of the device will ship in limited quantities starting at the end of this month.
So, iPhone 4 owners, are you satisfied with the response today from Apple? Will you opt for the free case or return the handset? And we still have one big question left to be addressed, will this be considered enough of a "fix" so that Consumer Reports can go ahead and rate the iPhone 4 ?
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Just in case you want to see all of Friday's press conference, Apple has posted it on its web site for one and all to watch. Just hit this link and get ready for the drama.