Apple Begins Refunding Bumper Purchases, Free iPhone 4 Case Program
As previsously reported, Apple announced that it would be giving away free cases to anyone with an iPhone 4 as a way to resolve the iPhone 4's reception issue. According to AppleRelated, Apple has begun the process for giving away the free bumpers and other cases. To claim your free case, you simply need to download the "Apple iPhone 4 Case Program" app from iTunes, enter your iTunes account information, and then select the case you want from the eight available. If you wanted an Apple bumper in a color other than black, you are out of luck, as that is the only color available.
Additionally for anyone that purchased an iPhone 4 bumper case, you are eligible for a refund. If the purchase was made through an Apple Retail Store, all you have to do in order to claim your money is nothing. That's right, no form to fill out or receipt to send back, the refunds are being handled automatically and for many have already been completed. You can check the status of your refund here. If you purchased with cash, gift card, or at a non-Apple store, you will need to take your receipt back to the store of purchase.
As AppleRelated points out, the two programs do not appear to be linked. Users have reported receiving a refund for previously purchased bumpers as well as being able to receive a free case from the program, effectively giving users two free cases.