• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look nice but no dice

    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!!!

    54 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really a point

    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.

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A lot of scratches after month of use!

    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)

    53 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not last 4 months

    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.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They break within months

    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

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and Underdelivers!

    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.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad case

    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.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling apart after 2 months

    $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.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible durability

    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.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Protection

    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.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really upsetting

    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

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They charge $30 to damage your phone

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

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible...but good concept

    Sctratches all the metal siding on the phone

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit Verizon iPhone 4.

    I just purchased this case yesterday and had to return it before I left the store. It does not fit the Verizon version of the phone. The silence switch is like and 1/8th of an inch lower on the verizon phone compared to the at&t phone.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spots !

    i have a black bumper case on my iphone4, it looks good !
    but just a few days back when i took off the case, i saw that it has made some round spots on the aluminum area (silver area) ! god knows why !
    not a single day have i used the phone with the bumper or in some other case !

    We buy a case from apple itself, and then also issues like this ?

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4 Bumper Does More Damage Than Without

    This bumper will eventually make your phone look like you took a grinder to the brushed steel antenna. This has also happened to many other owners that I know. Also, it provides little protection to the rest of the phone. I recommend staying away from this product. You're iPhone 4 will be better off without a case.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Protects the iPhone????

    Having paid £510 for my phone, i thought i may as well splash out to ensure it was protected. I bought front and back protectors along with the Bumper. Great! My phone is now 100% protected. WRONG! I took off the bumper after 1 weeks use and noticed scratches all over the metal band. It would have had less scratches if I did not use it.

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will Scratch Your iPhone

    I went without a case on my first iPhone 4 for almost a year and managed to avoid scratching it. I had to return it to the Apple store because the camera flash was failing on it. I thought maybe going unprotected gave it too many jolts and bumps so I decided to use the bumper case on my new replacement iPhone. I took the bumper off recently and examined my iPhone to find that the rough plastic edges on the inside of the bumper had scratched the metal on the frame of my iPhone in three or four areas. I would have been better off with no case. If you choose to use the bumper, avoid taking it on and off on a regular basis as this increases the chances your phone will get scratched by the case.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    I loved this bumper when it fits my iphone at the first beginning, and I love the simple design as well...
    unfortunately, after it sticked with my iphone for quite a long while, I've found the buttons and the border has been scratched by the bumper buttons when i took it off!!!
    the hard plastic buttons on bumper look like fitting very well, but actually they scratched the border and buttons on my iphone as my daily use!!
    OMG! why do i need a bumper as it scratches my iphone by itself!!
    I'd love to buy other colorful bumpers before i have found this! I will not put the bumper on my Iphone anymore! so disappointed on the design!!
    check your phone if you are using bumper as well as me!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad product

    For $30 the bumper looks awesome at first and does the job . I've had mine since august and it fell apart on me . the soft rubber falls off in pieces over time and eventually it won't stay on the phone . I'm glad they reimbursed me for the money but I was under the impression that they can make a product that lasts longer than 4 months .

    19 of 22 people found this useful