• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product not normal Apple standard

    • Written by from Nr Blackburn

    The bumper needs to be removed in order to charge the phone, the constant removal leads to the rubber splitting.
    It should fit without having to perform this ritual.
    Would not waste your money on this product.

    16 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Bristol

    This case is terrible. One of the fundamental reasons for having an iPhone is so that you can listen to music, but with the 'bumper' installed, the opening over the headphone socket is not big enough to accomodate my Sennheiser headphones, or any standard 3.5mm jacks for speakers - it only works with the Apple headset provided, which is just as terrible.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hit or miss (mostly miss)

    • Written by from London

    I bought one of these with my iphone 4 about 4 months ago to protect the phone. When I took it off two weeks ago to check dust etc I found it had scratched up all the aluminum band around my phone, needless to say i wasn't best pleased!! But, when i took it in to the genius bar they said it was under warrentee and gave me another. Problem solved but I certainly wont use another one even though some of my mates have used them and they are fine, I'll probably get a 100% rubber or leather cover next time to avoid the plastic rubbing aginst the band.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damaged my iPhone

    • Written by from Leeds

    The was part of the free case due to lack of good reception. The case is loose, the mute button is hard to get to. It stops old accessories fitting to the phone and headphones with a thick fitting. Worst of all it scratch the iPhone on the sides.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damaged my iPhone's antenna

    • Written by from Bradford

    Got this case as part of the free bumper case program. It looked nice for a month but when I took it off it had made marks on the metal antenna.

    This case is an overpriced piece of garbage. Look for an altenative that Apple has not had a hand in manufacturing!!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    £26 for this??

    • Written by from Bristol

    This is an atrocious waste of money. Considering this was a remedial measure to placate those affected by the 'death grip', Apple now have the audacity to charge over £25 for it; a plastic band with a bit of rubber.

    Look elsewhere, look for something not made by Apple, Spek/incase are far superior, cost less and look better.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper not durable

    • Written by from Dollar

    This is my second black bumper. Both have started to break up within 6 months. This second has cracked at the base. They do scratch the case. I resent spending £26 for this poor quality product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This Product

    • Written by from STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    Thank's to this case I now have scratches all over the metal surround of my Iphone 4 !!!!!!!!!

    You should remove this from sale Apple !

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS

    • Written by from Bristol

    If you do not want scratches on your phone do not buy this product. It looks nice but when you remove the case from the iphone after some time, there will be marks and scuffs left on the stainless steel band around the phone as the inside of the case is rough. Got the bumper from the free case program. Advice is to look for alternative cases.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Bumper

    • Written by from Coulsdon

    Loved the look of the bumper but started to fall apart after 9 months. Scratches the metal band really badly! Credit to Apple for giving me a new phone because of this. Would never use or buy one again, which is a shame cos i loved the look of it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor

    • Written by from Ipswich

    Only had for a week and the cases has scuffed my iphone i want a refund so expensive for something that is barely worth 50p!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusting Overpriced piece of rubber

    • Written by from London

    Absolute waste of money. Made by the devil. Would not recommend to anyone as it scratched my phone in 48 hours.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality and expensive

    • Written by from Cardiff

    Bought this as I didn't want an ill-fitting cheap alternative. Had it for 2 weeks and the metallic button on the top fell off continually without any help leading to me lose it, then the '+' button did the same after about 6 weeks. Then after 4 months the rubber started to separate from the plastic on the top corner. Thought it was a one-off until I got my girlfriend one which had the same faults after 3 months. Now bought a pack of 5 for £15 from a general website which are 10 times better

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damages metal aerial strip

    • Written by from Sevenoaks

    Had the bumper case since buying the iphone new. First time I removed it was yesterday, after 7 months, to find that the metal aerial strip was badly scuffed all the way around. Took the iphone back to Apple Bluewater and the store replaced it with no issues at all - credit to the company but still, bit of an own goal designing a protective case the actually damages the hardware more than if it was absent!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damaged my phone

    • Written by from DOUGLAS

    It's scratched the he'll out of the metal band on my phone.
    I'm really unimpressed and think apple really need to test these bumpers before sale.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it scraches your phone

    • Written by from LONDON

    very badly designed, never took it off until recently and found out the phone has been badly scrached, and the apple store has replaced it for me, although they tried to avoid the resposibility at the beginning saying its "the dust scraches the phone" but how on earth the dust get in as I never took it off. Anyway I had my replaced after talking to the manager, and they cant just simplely fix it as iphone4 has been designed as an intergrated unit.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor manufacturing

    • Written by from EDINBURGH

    Well after using this for 5 months, the rubber is starting to pull away from the plastic.
    I look after my iphone 4 and take care when handling it. I've tried speaking to Apple about it, but no joy so far. For £26, I expect it to last a reasonable amount of time (and not less than half a year!). Apart from that, it is fine. The iPhone 4 is a sleek mobile phone, so would not want anything more bulky than the bumper, but if it only has a limited working life, it won't be for me.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from London

    — Hardly affects native iPhone's design
    — Scratches metal sides of iPhone
    — Buttons are hard to operate

    Conclusion:
    Highly not recommended

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Product Damaged iPhone

    • Written by from Ardglass

    I got this as part of the free case program, it lasted less that 6 months, the hard plastic is cracked at the bottom and the rubber is warped and coming off. When i take the bumper off, it has noticeably damaged my iPhone by scraping the metal strip around the outside of the phone. Thanks a lot Apple, that's what I get for being a good loyal customer.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BUM-per

    • Written by from London

    I got this as part of the free case program - i never had signal issues but took advantage of the free case.

    arrived i was impressed with the look and fit - 3 months later its ruined.

    its dented and cracked just from loose change in my pocket - the rubber has split and separated from the plastic and sadly apple will not change it despite it only being 3 months old.

    I'm an architect and have complete respect for products such as this but I’m really disappointed with this.

    The Store said they won’t change bumpers more than 30 days old and they are not covered by the 12 moth hardware guarantee which is rubbish cause the website say they are – I will be going back with a print out of this and reminding them of their responsibilities but I fear I will be doing this every 3 months until I get the next gen iPhone.

    7 of 7 people found this useful