In a message posted to its website on Friday, Apple updated its iPhone case program webpage and announced that the program will officially be coming to an end on September 30. A return to Apple’s normal return policy means that iPhone owner now have only 14 days to return their device and will incur a 10% restocking fee.
“We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case, and we want to continue providing them a Bumper case for free. For everyone else, we are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010. We are also returning to our normal returns policy for all iPhone 4s sold after September 30. Users experiencing antenna issues should call AppleCare to request a free Bumper case.” said Apple.