Is Apple Delaying the Delivery of Bumpers and Cases?

It certainly took some time for Apple to address the widespread concerns about the iPhone 4’s reception issues, but Steve Jobs made a definitive statement during a news conference on July 16th, following up an earlier letter to customers on July 2.

With the Bumper/Free case program now in full swing, the estimated delivery time is between 3 to 5 weeks.

In an era where everything from apps to videos is available at the click of a button, this delay might seem excessive.

For those experiencing reception issues, waiting until possibly September for a solution can feel like an eternity, reminiscent of the slow delivery associated with TV infomercial products once pitched by the late Billy Mays.

Apple’s initiative to distribute free cases is commendable, and the use of an app for registration is a smart touch.


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