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Apple to stop iPhone 4 case giveaways

Cupertino, Calif. -- U.S. technology giant Apple said it was stopping a free iPhone 4 case program at the end of the month and resorting to its normal return policy.

Apple began the free case giveaways this summer to mitigate antenna problems with phones that were dropping calls. The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that an Apple spokeswoman explained that, "We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought."

Apple's Web site says, "We are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after Sept. 30, 2010. We are also returning to our normal returns policy for all iPhone 4s sold after Sept. 30."