• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by from Korsoer

    Nice looks, but loose fit and scratches the iPhone.

    264 of 374 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lock Button Problems

    • Written by from Centerville

    I had the original iPhone 4 bumper that was given free by Apple. That bumper was fantastic and lasted me until last week so I thought I would replace it.

    The new version of the bumper is terrible as the fit of the lock-button is too tight and is constantly locking the phone or trying to turn it off.

    I cannot recommended this new version of the bumper and it is sad to see Apple put something out that has obviously not been tested. Steve would not be happy....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scuffed the brushed metal

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I loved the design of the case. The black looked great on my device.

    Sadly it ripped in just a few weeks and was no longer usable. It started tearing where the plastic met the rubber.

    To make matters worse, it scuffed the metal sides all around the phone. This coming from a case made by Apple? Hmm. I own a smart cover for iPad and it works great so I'm just a little disappointed. That's all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look nice but no dice

    • Written by from AZUSA

    Listen to me very closely do not buy this case. I got it for free from apple to prevent the death grip. I got the 32 gig. I wanted to protect it and at the same time have something stylish. Who knows the phone better than apple? Answer: apple. I put the bumper on my phone and it looked very nice and stylish. Just what I wanted. Well the nightmare started 7 months later when I removed the bumper. My phone was ruined the whole stainless steel antenna had some type of scratches or imperfection it didn't look pretty at all. I called apple they scheduled me an appointment with genius bar. On Mac forum it states that apple will replace the unit. I am crossing my fingers. My wife and I both got the phones at the same time. Her phone looks just like new. She was smart. She got the bumper but never put it on. The bumper should be removed from the shelves. Don't buy it. You will be sorry. Don't take it even if it's for FREE!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really a point

    • Written by from Canton

    First of all, the bumper doesn't protect the front or back glass, but it's not really advertised to do that, so no big deal. It does help if you drop it, since it will land on the bumper and not the edge of the phone.

    That said, the the only part it does cover is the metal around the sides, but the bumper itself scratches the metal. Dust gets in there and makes rub marks on your metal rim due to the bumper after just a few months. So basically, the case doesn't protect the glass, and damages the only part of the phone that it covers.

    Finally, after about four months, the rubber on the bottom below the home button has split and is slowly peeling away from the plastic inner part of the bumper, so this thing is not incredibly durable.

    Why this 3 cent piece of rubber and plastic costs $29 is a mystery, as is what value it truly serves.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A lot of scratches after month of use!

    • Written by from Moscow

    I wanted to protect it and at the same time have something stylish. Who knows the phone better than apple? Answer: apple. I put the bumper on my phone and it looked very nice and stylish. Just what I wanted. Well the nightmare started 7 months later when I removed the bumper. My phone was ruined the whole stainless steel antenna had some type of scratches or imperfection it didn't look pretty at all.

    (copied from another review, cause it's exactly my case)

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of £25

    • Written by from Redcar

    Totally overpriced...this is a nice design and works well - but it just isn't practical. Taking in and out of your pocket weakens the strength rapidly of the slim rubber part of the bumper and then it starts to break away from the plastic. Now the bottom of my phone only has plastic and no rubber as it has fallen off.
    Not only this but the plastic also scratches the silver band around the iPhone.
    Totally overpriced - rediculously! This is worth no more than £5...nevermind £25 and I'm glad this came free in the recent programme for iPhone 4. I will be buying a totally different brand.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, breaks easily

    • Written by from Coral Springs

    I received a black bumper for my iPhone 4 this past Christmas. After 4 months of use, the bottom part split in half. The case fits well and has a great look to it. Would be better if it lasted longer than 4 months.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY

    • Written by from Coleshill

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

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not last 4 months

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    Was nice while it lasted, but in just over three months, the plastic cracked. For a while, the flexible rubber held it together, but subsequently tore.

    Normal use included removing it from the iPHone 4 less than once per week. Didn't treat it roughly, but it did not last.

    Weak spot was at bottom around charging hole.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They break within months

    • Written by from farmingdale

    I've had my iPhone 4 for a year and went thru 3 of these. They all rip apart after a few months. Google it - everyone has same issue. They are annoying enou that the docking hole isn't big enough for most chargers - but I can deal with that, what I can't deal with is a $30 product (I paid for the last 2) lasting 3 months

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and Underdelivers!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Would give this Apple product 0 stars if I could. Shame on you Apple -- charging $29 for this plastic and not-so-gentle silicone bumper that ends up severely scratching the metal band around the phone. Expect more from a company that usually hits the mark on quality.Went through 2 of these pieces of junk -- no more.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad case

    • Written by from Montreal

    I first loved the case, but the rubber tears away after only a few months of casual use.

    Apple sent me a second one, thinking it was a fabrication default, but the second one had the exact problem.

    Trust me, at this price, buy something else. VERY disapointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling apart after 2 months

    • Written by from Tempe

    $30 is overpriced for this, but its the best looking case, so I paid the premium. I bought it back in May and the bottom of it is already cracking around the port on the bottom. I only ever plug it in with the USB cable, so its not like the bottom port is getting a lot of stress. Its barely hanging on by the thin rubber lining and I figure it will only last for another week or two before it completely comes apart.

    Also, realize that the hole is so small for the headphone jack that you cannot use anything besides the standard apple earbuds. I had to buy some jumper cables off Amazon to be able to plug it into my home stereo and aux port in my car.

    The employee at the Apple store told me that they have had a ton of issues with durability with these when I bought it (should have listened I guess!), so I think I will go back to the store and show him how its failing and maybe I can get a replacement or refund.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible durability

    • Written by from Manhasset

    Protects the phone VERY well, but considering the £25/$29 price, the case is not worth it AT ALL. It loses shape and the rubber tears away after only a few months of casual use. WOULD LOVE A REFUND.

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Protection

    • Written by from Demarest

    Nice look....... no protection what so ever! It scratched the sides of my phone and has marks all over.... over all don't buy it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really upsetting

    • Written by from Phoenix

    i take very good care of my phone and this bumper is ripping and starting to fall apart. good thing it was free because iI would have hated to pay for this and have it happen. do they have a guarantee with it even if it was free? would be nice

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They charge $30 to damage your phone

    • Written by from Coal City

    This case is cheaply made and will scratch your stainless bezel, for the price of $30.

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