The iPhone 4 antenna debacle reached a turning point when Consumer Reports announced it could not recommend buying the iPhone 4. Two days later Consumer Reports blasted Apple again, prompting Apple to call a press conference to discuss the issue.
The free bumper case program is now over, and the furor of the antennagate scandal has passed. But Apple continues to sell lots of iPhones despite the antenna debate. Apple announced in October it had sold more than 14 million iPhones worldwide between July and September, a 91% increase compared to the same time last year.
During the iPhone 4 launch Apple announced it would be selling a white model alongside its traditional black version. But the white iPhone wasn't ready in time for launch and was delayed until the second half of July. Apple cited manufacturing problems as the cause of the delay.