• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Marks the metal band

    • Written by from Newark

    Got the bumper through the iPhone case program as because I use the phone in my left hand, the reception was affected by the 'antennagate' problem. Sadly, like others, I found that after a few months of use, the metal band was pitted and scuffed, like many others have found.

    It starts off snugly fitting, but then works losse over time, which is possibly how dust is getting between the metal band and the case, causing the marks - which oddly enough, don't look like scratches.

    On the plus side, it looks good. Probably £16 overpriced.

    12 of 12 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

    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

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, While it Lasts

    • Written by from Whitchurch

    Like many others, I got my bumper free when Apple were giving them away to rectify the reception problems some people were having. Although I prefer the 'naked' look of the iPhone 4, I do still very much like the bumper. It is a much better quality product that the much cheaper bumpers you see - this is a combination of soft, rubber like compound that grips the edges and a more solid plastic band around the edge of the phone with metal power and volume buttons included.

    That's the good side, the downside is that after about 6 months of usage the rubbery part of the case at the bottom in front of the opening for the dock connector is splitting at either end and I think will have come apart within the next few days. This is not as a result of any mishandling, this is just after a few months of careful day-to-day handling. Apple have already stated that the bumpers provided free of charge are not covered by any sort of warranty, so my only choice will be to buy a new one. And that brings me to the second negative of this review; the price. At £26 this is simply far, far too expensive, nice product as it may be.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper

    • Written by from Nr Hull

    My bumper which I received free from Apple has like many others split by the dock connector.
    Don't waste your money in this product.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    worth it

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    great product people say its bad and scratches your phone but no it doesnt. It will keep your phone very safe and it wond get destroyed within a few weeks iv had mine for ages and yeah shouldnt put it on and off too much and if you dont take it off right yeah it can split. Treat well and it will stay good for long great protection without the stupidity of taking away your iphones beauty.

    12 of 13 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

    Over priced

    • Written by from Birmingham

    The case only covers the sides, so doesn't cover the whole phone, yet they still charge £26. Also, the cut out for the headphone jack is terrible. I can only fit by Beats studios and apple headphones in there, but not other headphones. Same with the dock cut out.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    **Beware** Scratches!!

    • Written by from London

    Brilliant case, protects your phone very well until you remove the case after a months use or so..

    Scratches the steel trim literally everywhere and you will not be able to figure out how! Very poorly designed by apple?

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this case, Not apples best :(

    • Written by from Bradford

    Basically like others have pointed out, this case that covers the top, bottom and sides really anoyingly wears off the paint from the aluminium sides of the phone, to say i have only had this phone for 3 months and it already looks like this thanks to that case, im very annoyed. i Got this rubbish free with the program, but i am even ashamed to say that i got it free, id have rather have payed for one and not had this.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I-Phone bumper sleek case

    • Written by from SALINA

    I like this protection for my i-phone 4 . It fits nice and snug around my phone. When I purchased it, the only color they had was white - so after awhile it looks dingy and I haven't found a way to clean it. I tried bleach but that did not work. I would not suggest getting buying a white bumper.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT product !!!!! Must buy Bumper !

    • Written by from Birmingham

    This bumper is GREAT had it for sometime now and had no problems with the bumper coming loose or scratching the phone! It also makes my iPhone looks great and fits prefect on the iPhone 4S. I have got an front and back screen protecter on my phone as the bumper does not cover these areas, However the bumper does have a rubber rim which stops the front and back glass touching the surface! Another great product from Apple and would recommend to anyone who is thinking about buying one!!!!

    16 of 22 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

    Rubbish, scratches the phone!

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    Scratches the aluminium around the side of the phone. Not impressed! :(

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Think carefully

    • Written by from gillingham

    This is rubbish. I have to take the bumper off every time I wish to connect the phone to the usb lead to charge it. A major design-flaw I would say and certainly not fit for purpose. Apple should do better. It was supplied with the 'phone by 3, saying that it would increase the phone's reception sensitivity whilst holding it. Does it?

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very weak accessory

    • Written by from southampton

    I have got the free case from Apple and the rubber after 3 months broke. My "use case" was inserting and removing the case in my pocket. I'm very disappointed because I wouldn't expect such a poor quality for an official apple accessory

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper Case

    • Written by from WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA

    Do not buy this case if you mind having to take the case off evertime you want to charge or dock your phone. I have now looked at the other reviews and realised there is a lot better cases for a cheaper price. I am also upset that apple gave them free when the phone was launched and i paid for mine. Nevet trust an apple shop assistant selling you stuff.

    12 of 14 people found this useful