• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed

    • Written by from bristol

    There is one plus to this case. It looks good. Although there is nothing to it at all (a cheap surround of plastic), you do get the sense that it was made by the people that made the phone. That's the pluses over and done with.

    The bad points. It feels cheap and plasticy as that's what it is. There is simply nothing to this case that would demand any more than £5 but Apple have suggested it's something other than it is by trying to trouser an amazing £26 for it. I don't own the case any more as it broke at the bottom where you plug in the charger after around ten months. The plastic simply cracked from the repeated action of plugging and unplugging the charger. Probably the worst aspect of this case (other than falling apart and the jaw dropping price) is the fact that it damages your phone. I got a replacement iPhone 4s from Apple Uk after I broke the screen on mine. I bought the case at the same time and fitted it straight away. I've never taken the case off since I bought it but since it's fallen apart, i've noticed it's substantially scratched the metal surround of the phone. All in all a disaster..

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone bumper

    • Written by from Killyleagh

    This is what should be a great complimentary product for use with the iphone.
    Unfortunately, as seems so of then the case with Apple, this item is disproportionately expensive for what it is, and the quality is far below what the cost would suggest.
    On average for me, a bumper lasts just about a year with normal use. It doesn't allow use of non-Apple accessory cables (earphones or charger leads), and spoils the smart appearance of your device when the material begins to flake and crumble.

    Apple do not make it easy to communicate with them, therefore it's hard to seek a resolution to the above problems. Poor product, poor customer relations.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful. Do not buy.

    • Written by from Leeds

    Even if treated very carefully, this product will split and break within a year.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap quality, high price!

    • Written by from Norwich

    I had the bumper for only a couple of months and already the 'durable' rubber has ripped and split, meaning the case is now un-usable.

    And to think I though the £26 price tag for what is merely a thin strip of plastic and rubber would mean it would be of high quality and durable...

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!!!

    • Written by from NORTHAMPTON

    In principle, these are great items and you will love one, for a while but....my first one went loose and baggy. I bought another (!) This one has just snapped between the volume control buttons and it is less than 6 months old. Naively, I thought Apple would replace this but I'm totally shocked that they won't. So, £55 spent on iPhone bumpers was madness. Spend less money on cheap bumpers and then you won't care when they fail.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT GREAT APPLE!!!!

    • Written by from greve

    look weary nice, but loose almost all the gummy around it and total scratches sthe iPhone / my iPhone has ben destroyed. I'm weary close to want my iPhone repaired and my case moony back !!!!!!
    so if you want your iPhone to lock nice then don't bay these ...

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    • Written by from London

    Another over priced low quality product from apple. This case cost me £26 and all it has done is scratched my iphone. All it is is a rectangular piece of plastic i bought a bumper case and 4 screen and back protectors from ebay for £2.75.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever

    • Written by from Tadworth

    This product is rubbish, the colour fades within a month. Do not recommend.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Bumber

    • Written by from Perth

    This Bumber is not worth £26, the Bumber jammed my the on/off button in so far that i had to spend £50 on someone repairing the button. COULD BREAK YOUR IPHONE ON/OFF BUTTON.


    DO NOT BUY.

    16 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cover "bumper" don't buy

    • Written by from tramore

    this cover "bumper" was made to stop the signal
    Dropping when you hold the iPhone so I got one
    and now this bumper has scratched all the sides
    Of my phone and now it's looks cheap don't spend €30
    On somthing that will scratch you iPhone and there is
    No where to conplan about this but here

    DON'T BUY IT

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Restrict most headphones

    • Written by from London

    These bumpers are poor. Not only do they come apart easily, they also restrict the use of most non-apple headphone. Not good.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    • Written by from Brightob

    I first got one of these free with my iPhone 4 about 18 months ago since then I've been through 6 of them. They start off well fitting the phone snugly but what always happens is that after a couple of months the rubber stretches and comes away from the plastic and eventually splits.

    To their credit Apple have swapped it out in store every time with no problems but I'd be annoyed if I'd dropped £25 on it.

    23 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    on/off button jammed

    • Written by from ljubljana

    got a new one from a regent street store, brought it home, had it unpacked, put it on the phone and .... the on/off button of the bumper stayed jammed after pressed.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling apart

    • Written by from Dalston

    Over priced and poorly made.

    If you are putting your phone in your pocket or bag the rubber rim will rub against it and break off surprisingly quickly.

    It's obvious that not a lot of stress testing has been done.

    The rim on mine has fallen off the bottom edges of the back and front and shows signs of coming away at the top and sides.

    It's okay as a temporary fix but I won't be buying another.

    £26 is really over priced for something that barely makes it to the six month mark without falling apart.

    Disappointed.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but poor design

    • Written by from Leeds

    The on/off button constantly presses on the phone on/off do forcing the phone to and switch off, quit apps when using or take random screen shots when pressing the home button!. Very disappointing considering the price! Ended up pulling the offending switch out of the bumper.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratch

    • Written by

    this is good to save i-phones surface but it badly scratches sides of the phone.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches the metal sides

    • Written by from Rochdale

    It's a good idea but taps others have mentioned it destroys your perfect iPhone 4. The metal band gets scratches. Happened to my i4 and my friends. Do not buy.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but marks phone

    • Written by from Shipton Bellinger

    Loved the idea of the bumper, great design and looks great on the phone but within days of having it installed (from brand new and cleaned) I read a post from someone who said it had damaged the phone.

    When I took the bumper off the stainless steel was tarnished in multiple places on all sides. Impossible most people say, it's stainless steel and the bumper is plastic/rubber.

    If you don't believe it try it, most people who have used these have the same issue and the phone is forever damaged. The ONLY way to repair/fix it is to use an abrasive material to "brush" the steel and remove the marks. Not ideal.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 4 bumper case

    • Written by from midleton

    absolute rubbish , completely destroyed my iphone with scratches and for the price its not worth it :/ dissapointed apple ....

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BUMPER WILL SCRATCH YOUR PHONE

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    The Bumper looks good, fits well and provides protection, not forgetting of couse solving the arial problem on the iPhone 4 (the reason it was produced in the first place).

    However, within 6 months its flimsy plastic skeleton had broken at the charging point and some of the rubber has perished. After 8 months it is finished.

    The worst thing was found on removal - all of the metal sides of the phone are scratch and worn from rubbing. I am not alone in this as everyone I know with one has the same problem.

    I wonder if Apple will refurb my phone for free?

    23 of 27 people found this useful