Apple releases app for iPhone bumpers program.

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If you own an iPhone 4 then you might have noticed that Apple started processing bumper refunds yesterday, and today the iPhone app followed, if you are eligible for the bumper, then here’s how it works:

1.Download the iPhone 4 Case Program app from the App Store.
2.Launch the app on your iPhone 4 and sign in using your iTunes Store account or Apple ID.
3.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.

The selection isn’t really the biggest, among the selections available are the black Apple iPhone 4 Bumper and a variety of mostly black or clear cases from third-party manufacturers like Incase, Belkin, and Speck.

Having iPhone 4 owners use an app to claim their free Bumper case is a decidedly novel, Apple way of handling the situation. Not only does it eliminate entering serial numbers, it also cuts down on fraud, since the app will throw up a warning message if you run it on a device other than the iPhone 4 explaining that it’s only valid for that specific handset.

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White iPhone gets delayed once again!

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This is bad news for those who have been holding out on buying an iPhone simply because they want the white version According to Apple it’s going to be a while longer.

It was only last week that Apple mentioned the white iPhone 4 delay during their press conference, during the conference they said that the phone would make the way to stores at the end of July, however earlier today Apple released a very brief press release citing manufacturing challenges and a new delivery estimate for the white model: “later this year.”

Apple confesses that “White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year,” However they quickly add that “The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.”

So how about it, white iPhone 4 fans: Do you plan to wait until “later this year” to get one? Or will you settle for the black model?