Chances are, assuming you haven’t been living in a cave for the last 12 months, that you have heard of Apple’s infamous ‘Antennagate’ debacle.
When Apple launched its iPhone 4 way back in June of 2010, reports quickly started to surface of a potential issue with the handset’s antenna design. Based on the aluminum running around the outside of the iconic handset, the iPhone 4’s antenna was deemed the cause for a perceived increase in dropped calls by new buyers. Much wrangling, arguments and counter-arguments later and Apple was forced to offer free cases or bumpers to iPhone buyers. The thinking being that the case would protect the antenna from any interference or ‘bridging’ caused by our fleshy hands.
The problem for many was that they bought the iPhone 4 because of its industrial design. Even today, fully 12 months after its initial launch, the iPhone 4 form factor is still regarded as one of the best looking phones on the market. People didn’t want to cover it up, and understandably so.
Enter CaseMate, with its new Titanium case.
Available for a spine-tingling $300, this case is made out of one solid piece of titanium and covers all side edges of any iPhone 4. Protecting the antenna while still maintaining the overall look of the iPhone 4, CaseMate has produced the nearest thing to a win-win situation iPhone 4 users can hope for.
For your $300, you’ll receive the case itself as well as a tool kit which includes a mini screwdriver, screws and the required volume and mute buttons. Obviously some self-assembly is required, but if you really must maintain the iPhone 4’s gorgeous looks, then we’re sure a few screws won’t stand in your way.
CaseMate’s Titanium Case is available to order now.