Apple iPhone 4 antenna problem might have caused an all round resentment and outrage among the users and Apple followers but it has not given a boost to sales of eBay sellers selling bumper protector but also helped them in increasing the asking price.
As Apple acknowledged that holding the iPhone 4 might result in a diminished signal that could make it difficult to place and maintain calls or retain a data connection, it has also suggested buying a case to fix the issue, and bumper cases -strips of rubber and plastic that fit around the edges of the iPhone - are a great way to protect their iPhone 4 and eliminate the cellular connectivity issue. Apple’s recommendation may have resulted in the delivery delays the company itself is now reporting for its own bumpers.
Reports of problems with network reception continued to gather stream, with some technology reviewers releasing test results that quantified the signal loss, or attenuation, when the iPhone 4 is held in certain ways.
On Apple’s online store, currently, the basic black bumper ships in five to seven business days from the time it’s ordered, other colors – white, blue, green, orange and pink – won’t ship until July 16. Savvy entrepreneurs have taken advantage of the bumper shortage to jack up prices on eBay, with some asking several times more than the $29.99 Apple charges.