• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Becarful when you take it off and put it on.

    • Written by from Sunnyside

    As a protective bumper it works when it's on your phone but you have to handle it with care when you're putting it on and taking it off. The case has 2 layers a hard plastic which sits in between 2 pieces of rubber.

    The hard plastic that holds the volume up and down button as well a the power button isn't very durable so you can't bend the case to much when you're putting it on or the hard plastic will snap leaving just the 2 pieces of rubber to keep the bumper together.

    The weakest point on the case is by the 30-Pin connector on the bottom of the case, the plastic there is thinner to allow for the 30-Pin connector to make contact with the iPhone which is where you'll notice the break.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper broke phone screen

    • Written by from Arnprior

    Put the bumper on. All was good. Went to take the bumper off and it lifted out the iPhone screen. Will be going back to the apple store tomorrow. Not happy not recommending.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    In For The Long-haul!

    • Written by from Escondido

    By far the best case for iPhone 4! Incomparable to any other when combined with: Front/Back screen protectors. I have had this one for over 3 years!! It's in it last lim. My phone has been dropped countless times, as others I'm sure. Where other cases have failed me, the bumpers pull through...

    Worth It!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome case!

    • Written by from Etobicoke

    I wasn't really at first that the bumper would protect my iphone, since I am a disaster and I always drop my iphone somehow... My bumper lasted me 2 years, and I must say that if it wasn't for that bumper I wouldn't have a phone right now. You always need to be careful where you put your iphone because it could get a scratch, but if you put it in a separate pocket, and far away from coins and keys, the iphone should be perfect.
    The bumper absorbs pretty good the hits, my phone has fallen in all different ways and still it looks like new.
    My reception has been the same always.
    I have a cheap car charger that works great with the bumper on, and actually I have tried different chargers, and they all go great. Maybe there are exceptions, but I have seen any yet.
    Also, I have tried several different headphones, and they have all plugged properly.
    So, in my case there aren't any complains!
    I which Apple would make it for the new iPhones too!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will turn your phone off, but easy fix

    • Written by from Dedham

    Hey guys, I have the exact same situation as all of you. I loved the first two bumpers on my first 4s, but when I smashed the screen and destroyed the second bumper I cashed in on my AppleCare for a refurbed phone (or new-I'm not sure the battery life is no better) and got a new bumper. With this new design I can't even click the phone on and off - the button is always down. I looked into it more carefully and found a small plastic shim (the two functional, but tattered bumpers that I still have here have the same shim) over the power/sleep button inside of the bumper. I used a knife to peel the shim away and my bumper functions perfectly now. I know this will mark up the button, but so did the old bumpers. Poor QC and Apple should be ashamed for the outrageous price to build quality ratio. For the rest of you stuck with the new version of the bumper, give this a shot. It works.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Moscow

    The iPhone 4 bumper protects my phone really well!!!!!!!!! The only thing is I have the Blue one and the rubbers color starts to fade away after a few days to a more light color. But overall it is really awesome.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by

    this case is great! It looks good on my iphone 4s and it also protects it too!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Protection without the bulk

    • Written by from Atlanta

    This case makes the phone easier to hold (harder to drop) and gives it decent shock protection. Doesn't protect the screen (obviously), but that's not what I was searching for. I don't like having a case on my phone but I'm the last person that should carry a naked iPhone. This case has saved my bottom a handful of times and I don't have to fuss with plastic screens that dull the sensitivity of the phone. Would highly recommend but not to those searching for maximum protection or screen protection.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from sparks

    The case feels good in the hand, protects the device greatly from broad impacts (ex. Floor drops, slamming onto surfaces) It shows of the beautiful design if the iPhone. I don't see what others are talking about when they give the case 1 star reviews. But what can I say, "haters 'gonna hate".

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears out

    • Written by from Ledyard

    I like this case. It's slim, it protects the phone, is sticky, meaning doesn't slip out of your hand. But, it does wear out. The rubber disintegrates, and for $30, it should last longer. I'm going to buy one more, and hope it's improved over the first cases.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Plastic crack failure after a year

    • Written by from Keswick Ridge

    I bought the bumper so it would not be so slippery in my old hands nor on smooth surfaces. It does that perfectly and looked good as well. However, it has now failed after a year with the plastic cracking by the switch cut-out above the volume buttons. I would replace it except that I feel it is overpriced. If it were $10, I could see replacing it every year. I have not experienced any other issues that people have posted. My iPhone is kept in a pocket not shared with anything else—not even a tissue.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Clumsy Bumper

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought the bumper because I thought it was essential.

    The clerk at the Apple store didn't put it on perfectly, and perfect is what the iPhone is all about. There was a crimp in the upper right hand corner which I noticed the next day. No big deal, I straightened it out. Other that that, everything was fine.

    But I started to notice a few problems.

    1. The inner edges of the bumper were dust collectors. You clean off the surface, and the dust and other fine particles get trapped under the edges of the bumper. The only way to resolve this is to remove the bumper, clean off the iPhone and the inner sides of the bumper, the put it back on. Dust begins to re-accumulate immediately.

    2. The sticky rubber edges of the bumper make it hard to slip into and out of your pocket. I found this to be a very inelegant feature.

    3. The swipe functions didn't work very well with the raised rubber borders.

    4. The 'rubber band' feel of the bumper made a lot of functions more difficult to use (I only realized this when I took the bumper off).

    5. Texting was so difficult that I had to buy a stencil. I no longer needed it when the bumper was removed.

    I wouldn't recommend it, except for protection against dropping on hard surfaces. Steve Jobs had a vision for this thing, and I'm sure it didn't include a clumsy, sticky, dust-collecting rubber border. It's best left just the way it is.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Newest Bumper Case Is Too Small For 4S

    • Written by from Louisville

    Same experience as everyone else. I wish I had read these reviews before I bought my newest Apple bumper case. The bumper case has always been overpriced but, at least in the past, the case worked well and the rubber edging kept the phone from sliding on shiny surfaces like glass, etc. Now the case's rubber edges are more like plastic so the case is more slippery on shiny surfaces. Also, and this is the worst "feature," the case is so tight at the top that it actuates the sleep/wake button whenever you touch any part of the top of the case. This case now appears to be so cheaply made that its actual value is probably less than $1 but it still costs $30. I think this is the first time I've ever felt cheated by purchasing an Apple product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Fit the Phone

    • Written by from Bronxville

    I bought the bumper case for the iPhone 4 way back when those products were new. Case worked great. I reused the old case on the 4S I got a year ago. The rubber eventually started to separate from the plastic part of the case so I thought, hey time for another bumper case. I bought a new one from the Apple Store, it said it was compatible with the 4S. I put it on and, man, is the fit tight. It's so tight that it presses the volume and the sleep/wake buttons. This has been a big problem. I have the screen randomly turn off while I'm using the phone because of the pressure the case exerts on the sleep/wake button, I've had phone calls end for the same reason. For this much money and this little case, it should fit better. It should fit like it used to. QC is slipping, or most likely Apple's vendor's are trying to cheat a little material out of each product by making it smaller, tighter, trying to save a penny here or there. I say make the product like you used to and charge $29.02. I fixed my case by spending time to stretch out the plastic. It works okay now, still not as good as the old case. I'll probably buy a more substantial case from a different vendor in the future.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper does not fit phone

    • Written by from Williamsville

    Same experience as other reviewers. The bumper's power on/off/sleep button constantly pushes down on the phone's power button, causing the power off screen to appear. Unbelievably bad quality from Apple and really maddening, especially when you buy it in a store and have to go all the way back to the store to return it.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design - Too Tight to Use!

    • Written by from Arlington

    Like many other reviewers here, I had an Apple iPhone Bumper for over a year and a half and it worked really, really well. 20 months after buying it, it was finally tattered enough that I decided to go to the Apple Store to buy a new one.

    I got home and Lo and Behold! Apple messed up the simple Bumper! It fit too tightly over the power button which caused it to regularly prompt the "power off swipe screen" and flash the lock screen on and off. I thought I had just picked up a bad Bumper from the Apple Store until I read its reviews on here and found that a significant number of people were experiencing the same problem. I'm scratching my head wondering how something like this wasn't noticed by the (usually competent) folks at Apple...

    I am going to return the Bumper tomorrow and get a different iPhone case altogether. Here's the lesson I learned:

    IF YOU BUY THE APPLE iPHONE BUMPER, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A BAD TIME.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sadly disappointed

    • Written by from GREENSBORO

    I bought a iPhone 4S last year and also purchased the black bumper which worked fine. It finally wore out, so, I went to the Apple store to get another thinking it would be the same. I tossed the old one in the trash. A few days having the new one, I too noticed it was turning on & off my phone with the slightest bump or touch. This was running my battery down significantly. Thinking it was just a bad bumper, I took it back to the store, showed the employee the issue, & he agreed and gave me a new one. Before leaving the store, I tried the new one on, & it was the same way. We were both dumbfounded. It seems that this new bumper is made differently, and has a longer rigid piece of plastic throughout the top where the power/sleep button is. And therefore, pushes on the top button in close proximity. They are all like this! Someone at Apple should look into this issue.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit, better get a third-party case.

    • Written by from Athens

    I really wanted to get the iPhone bumper due to its streamlined design, so I did. But when I put it on, it was too tight and kept pressing on the sleep/wake button. Tried putting it back on a few more times, it just kept pressing the button. There's was no way of getting it fit properly, so I got myself another case instead. Plus, it's too expensive for $30.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just right...

    • Written by from east hampton

    The iPhone 4 is a amazingly small and light phone, just too slippery. This bumper allows for some grip without too much change to the look and feel of the phone. Fits great. Solves the antenna issue. Still goes in and out of a pocket with ease. Works perfectly with the Arkon vent mount.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst product from Apple

    • Written by from Ramnicu Valcea

    I love Apple but this is not a product worth buying. It scratched my iPhone very bad

    13 of 19 people found this useful