This afternoon, on Apple’s official iPhone 4 Case Program website, the company released the following statement:
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.
There has been no official word on whether or not the Cupertino company has made any internal adjustments to the iPhone 4’s antenna design.