Apple Stopping Free Cases & Android Version Divisions: Mobile News

Sat, Sep 11, 2010

iPhone, Mobile

Mobile News is all about iPhone and Android these days with plenty of headlines for both sides of the ballpark. Today, we’re going to discuss Apple’s announcement that they are going to stop sending out free cases on September 30th causing concern for soon-to-be buyers and the latest division chart showing us which version of Android is getting the most traction.

Apple Stopping Free Case Program September 30th

Apple announced that they will stop sending out free iPhone 4 cases as of September 30th but promised that they are not ending the program altogether. In a message on their site yesterday, Apple said:

“We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought.”

The current method that involves downloading an app onto your iPhone 4 and requesting a case is going away. After September 30th, you’ll no longer be able to use the app to order a case. Instead, you’ll have to call AppleCare if you would like one.

This continuation of the “antennagate” program shows that Apple still realizes that people will still likely experience issue with the iPhone 4 antenna, but not everyone will want a free case.

Latest Android Version Chart: Go Froyo!


Every month or so, we’re given a look at the latest Android version breakdown showing us how each version stacks up when it comes to use. Not surprisingly, the biggest gainer in the new chart is Android 2.2. After almost every major current Android handset has received an update, 2.2 is now quickly gaining on 2.1 and will overtake it likely within a few months.

To compare, last month Android 2.1 was at 59%, Android 1.6 was at 20% and Android 1.5 was at 15%. All seem to be falling in Froyo’s wake.

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