A settlement in an "Antennagate" class action lawsuit that was filed against Apple in July of 2010 has finally received preliminary approval. The suit sought damages for owners of the original iPhone 4 in the wake of Antennagate, contending that "the case and antenna design has led to a substantial degradation in signal quality and dropped calls when the phone is used in a normal and foreseeable fashion by users." According to CNET, the settlement will mean one of two options for all iPhone 4 owners in the US: a $15 check or a free bumper case. It's not yet known if customers who had previously taken Apple up on its original free case offer will be eligible.

Once the site goes live, you should be able to go to www.iPhone4Settlement.com to find more information, but in case you forget Apple will also be required to send out an email to iPhone 4 customers before April 30th.

The original suit was filed by Ira Rothken on behalf of Steve Tietze before it received full class action status and was joined with 17 other lawsuits to apply to all iPhone 4 purchasers in the US. Rothken, you may recall, is now an attorney representing Megaupload in its ongoing lawsuit.