Clearly Apple is giving out free bumpers, (or ANY case, yay!) to people who have NOT purchased the phone, since they were the only ones complaining.
No, you got it backwards. 0.55% of people claimed to Apple about reception problems (about 16,500 out of the 3 million.) They can receive free bumpers.
The other 99.45% who have no reception complaints can also receive a free bumper because Apple wants EVERY customers to be happy.
0% of non-owners will receive a free bumper no matter how much complaining they might have done over the past couple of weeks.
I guess that's why Apple scheduled a press release for today.
They had a press conference today because the anti-Apple blogs kept trying to blow this issue out of proportion. So Apple explained it in detail and offered a solution to all. Now the blogs will have to find a new issue to write about.
funny no other phones had this problem till apple did.
This is not true. Apple clearly showed this happening to other smartphones. But it was only when Apple was attacked did they have to expose the deficiencies in other phones.