It seems like Apple's on a roll today. They've just announced the delay for the white iPhone 4, they're updating the official website for the 17 countries that will get it on July 30, and they've just rolled out the much-anciticipated iPhone 4 Case Program.
You can apply for a free case here. Here are the steps you have to follow:
- Download the iPhone 4 Case Program app from the App Store.
- Launch the app on your iPhone 4 and sign in using your iTunes Store account or Apple ID.
- Select your Bumper or case.
For iPhone 4 purchases made before July 23, 2010, you must apply no later than August 22, 2010; otherwise, you must apply within 30 days of your iPhone 4 purchase. To qualify for this program, you must purchase your iPhone 4 by September 30, 2010.
From the app's description:
"If you are experiencing reception issues with your iPhone 4, you are eligible to receive an iPhone 4 Bumper or other select third-party case from Apple at no charge. Download this free app onto your iPhone 4 and apply for your free Bumper or case.
Only iPhone 4 owners are eligible for this program. The app will check the IMEI and serial number to verify that you have an iPhone 4. Once eligibility is confirmed, you will be able to choose an iPhone 4 Bumper or other case. The Bumper or case will be shipped to you at no charge"
Update #2: I've just managed to place an order using the app on my iPhone 4. Cool thing is, you can change the address of the shipment - I have a US account (I use it for redeem codes and gift cards) but I managed to insert my real address and forward the order to Italy.
There are no colored bumpers, only black ones from Apple, Belkin, Incase and others. They'll be available in 3-5 weeks. Once you've placed an order, you can't check on the available models, as the app will tell you that now you just have to wait.
Update #3 - Here are all the cases Apple is offering, courtesy of Digeratii: