Apple is already on task, setting up their online store for next week’s free case ordering portal. The first step the’ve taken was the removal of the Bumper case from the U.S. store, and by marking it as “Currently Unavailable.” They are not ready to process the free orders just yet, so they don’t want any more orders to be placed then have to go through extraneous refund processes with thousands of customers.
The Bumpers have been removed from the U.S. store’s new items bar, but can still be found via a quick switch. The product page also already prices Apple’s cases at $0.00 and notes that users should check back soon for more ordering information. The international stores that we checked (UK and FR) still place the Bumpers in the new items section, but they are also “Currently Unavailable.”