• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    spilt after general use and marked iphone

    • Written by from Peterborough

    Received this at launch and now it has split and also marked the stainless steel surround. Would have been better to have bought one for a fraction of the price through ebay

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks after a few months of use

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Not only does this case scratch the aluminium that it is supposed to protect. It also breaks after a few months of general use. The weak points are around the headphone jack and 30pin port where the thin silicon easily stretches and breaks rendering the case useless. At £25 per case its gone to cost over £100 to case my phone for it average lifetime of 2 years.

    17 of 18 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damaged my iPhone!

    • Written by from WARRINGTON

    Thought it was amazing that we got these free after the mistake Apple made, but it did nothing but fall apart on me, and once the the rubber had snapped around the headphone port it uncovered another damage! The inside gap of the band had actually dinted and tarnished my iPhone's aluminium casing. I felt angry that you spend so much money on a beautiful product, and then for Apple to skip budget and design on creating their own brand cases. Sorry, but give this product a miss. I recommend a Griffin Branded one. at least the leather won't wreck your handset

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4 Bumper only has a short life span

    • Written by from Harrow

    After buying the iPhone 4 in July 2010 and experiencing real loss of signal strength because I hold the iPhone 4 with my left hand, I applied for and received the iPhone 4 Bumper for free in September 2010.

    During October, I also purchased an iPhone 4 dock so that I could charge my iPhone on my desk.

    It appears that the iPhone Bumper designer at Apple did not consider the inconvenience that one has to go through everyday in having to put on and remove the iPhone Bumper when ever one want to charge up the iPhone, because you cannot place the iPhone 4 onto the iPhone Dock with the Bumper on. You have to do the same with the standard USB charger cable that Apple supplied with the iPhone. The designer also did not consider the quality and robustness of the materials to use for the iPhone 4 Bumper in order for it to withstand daily use.

    I have now only had the iPhone 4 Bumper for 4 months and it has developed a split at the bottom end of the case, rendering it almost unusable.

    So it seems giving out free iPhone 4 Bumpers was only a 'temporary fix' as if I now wish to purchase another Bumper (or anything else to protect my iPhone 4), it is going to cost me at least £25!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the perfect case for scratches...

    • Written by from Loughborough

    This case fills nice, and as a very good quality...
    However it as a loose fit and it scratches the aluminum it is supposed to protect.
    So, overall this is the perfect case if you want scratches on that perfect metal bezel.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damaged my iPhone rather than protecting it

    • Written by from London

    I got this case as part of the free case program to solve the issues I was having with signal strength. This it did, but in it's primary function, that of protecting my phone, it not only failed but actually damaged my phone by causing scuff marks on the stainless steel edges it was supposed to protect.

    The problem appears to be that the combination of hard plastic and soft rubber actually work against each other. The soft rubber makes the case flexible and able to move against the phone and the hard plastic rubs against the steel, thus tarnishing it. I have been to the store for a replacement handset and have switched case. If you are looking to protect your phone from damage I suggest you look elsewhere.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not pleased

    • Written by from chesham

    My apple supplied bumper results in no connection for my headphones and difficulty to find a network. I was going to take back the phone before I thought about removing it. first and last time I go to apple for a pohone!
    anybody want a free bumper?

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to remove bumper to charge so splits after weeks!

    • Written by from Basingstoke

    Nice bumper, works well in protecting the phone and the rubber stops the phone from sliding around / prevents dropping. Major downside is that you have to remove the bumper to charge or dock the phone (original apple charger connector not long enough), so the rubber of the bumper splits / perishes after a couple of months.

    I specifically bought this as a solution to the iphone 4 antenna problem. Shame apple have designed a faulty solution as a fix for a faulty phone!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    functions great but only lasts a few months of normal use

    • Written by from Leeds

    Primarily this is a great product... it does improve signal strength, it does protect iphone from minor bumps and drops all in a minimal form... with afew minor negative points... it should deserve 4 out of 5 stars...

    BUT... the real problem here is the durability... mine has only survive 3 months of normal use (since I was given it for free from apple to sort antena issues)... But now it looks really shabby: the rubber outer is spilting and pealing, the shiney plastic is scuffed, scratched and dull...

    Come on Apple... you successfully sorted a few months of antenna issues with these bumper cases... But what about the rest of my 24 month iphone contract?... what's the plan 6 more bumper cases at my own expense?... Surely not...

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy a Better one

    • Written by from Richmond

    Looks cool feels cool :0) Old 32 pin leads DO NOT fit that's Rubbish and case only last 3 months and on top of all that it Marks the iPhones nice metal surround so doesn't protect either

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    volume button fell off after a week

    • Written by from Perivale

    I got my bumper for free as a 'gift' from apple and i was really happy with it to start off, but after just one week the volume button to put the volume up fell off! Now if i want to put the volume up its such a long process...for something that is asking for 25 pounds i'm really really disappointed!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    'durable' is not a word I would use

    • Written by from Peterborough

    I was pleased with the case at first but within around 3 weeks the rubber became very loose and flimsy and by around 6 weeks had broken or torn in a few places. My case now only has half the original rubber and so not only looks tacky but now plays no practical role in preventing it from damage or making it comfortable to handle. Definitely not worth £25

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth buying

    • Written by from Derby

    I got the case free from apple but I am disappointed the quality. It looks and feels nice and it does offer quite a lot of protection. However, after a short period of time the plastic has snapped by the dock input rendering it useless. It has also allowed dirt to get inside the case and mark the stainless steel. Looks like I'm going to have to buy a case after all.

    13 of 13 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Oulton Broad

    as the title says, i am disgusted with this case, it's branded as an apple product, but it seems there has been no research and development carried out at all. the flaws in this case are almost as bad as the reception issues on the phone itself.

    after two months of use

    1 it has caused some very bad scratches around the steel band

    2 it's fallen apart already

    3 you can't use the dock lead that comes with the phone whilst its fitted (so why put a hole there for it)

    i have been a huge apple fan for several years now. but i am VERY disappointed in this product, i had to rate a one star as i wasn't allowed to mark it any lower!!!!!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointed indeed

    • Written by from Littlehampton

    I got this and thought this shall be great BUY STOP it was NOT at all great it felt cheep it felt it low class and it also rubs around the band AND I had to take it back after 10 minutes of using it...not happy with it AT all....

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Coleshill

    The bumper scratches your iPhone 4, it leaves scratches all over the steel band.

    38 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad protection!

    • Written by from Horsens

    This Case has scratch the steel at my iPhone 4.
    Very bad when you expect it to protect your iPhone instead of scratching it. :(

    Don't buy it!

    30 of 37 people found this useful