• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THE BUMPER - ignore negative reviews

    I never write reviews but i thought i would chime in about this one.

    Obviously this case doesn't protect the back ... if you buy this and then complain about this feature you are an idiot.

    Things i love about the bumper:
    1. minimalistic
    2. rubber edges - phone wont slide around. Especially useful in the car or on a smooth surface
    3. iPhone will ever touch the surface because both sides and all edges are raised
    4. buttons are classy and not recessed like other cases
    4. fits perfectly


    Things i dont like:
    1. Expensive - If this were $10 like it should be, you could buy a few colors
    2. Recessed vibrate switch is hard to get to

    Comparisons to other cases i have:
    Incase slider - Scratches the glass when you slide on and off. Lint gathers around edges. Bulky.
    Incase snap - Piece of garbage. Will crack and hardly protects anything. Save your money.

    Overall i think this is the best case you can buy. Sure, its not going to protect your phone if you drop it while bear hunting in the forest; however, for everyday use it doesnt get any better.

    95 of 112 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    I love this case. I wanted to show off my iPhone 4 not hide it, so I decided to buy this case even though I wasn't sure how much protection it would offer. Well it has worked great. It has protected my iphone, even from drops, and still looks like new. I've had the case for over 9 months now with now problems. I will never, ever use any other case!

    44 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Fit and Functionality

    The iPhone 4 Bumper is the perfect companion for the iPhone 4 or 4S.
    What the pictures do not show you is the nice glossy finish on the bumper, as well as the chrome buttons. The inside of the bumper is a soft rubber, which is comforting to know that your iPhone will not get scratched going into our out of this case.

    Combine this bumper with a screen protector + protector for the back glass, and you're good to good.

    One thing to note: With this bumper on, the iPhone will not fit into Apple's official iPhone 4/4S Dock.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Fit

    After reading some of the reviews, I was hesitant to get this bumper case, but decided to get it when I was at my local Apple store. I'm glad that I didn't listen to all the negative reviews. It is a perfect fit for the iPhone 4S and the cushioned edges protect the front and back glass when you put it down. Remember, this is a bumper and not a full case. It was not designed to provide full front and back glass protection.

    The bumper is light weight and looks great on the phone. I especially like the metal buttons built into the bumper and not having the back covered to show off the nice look of the Apple logo on the glass back.

    To those that say it scratches the metal antenna bands, all I can say is that it isn't happening to me. The bumper fits so well that it doesn't move around on the phone why handling it so the only way that I could see it slightly scratching the bands is if you keep taking it off and putting it back on again - but why?

    I've had no problems with signal strength on either the Wi-Fi or the voice/data coverage.
    Anyway, it's a great bumper that enhances the look of your iPhone.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase

    I love this case. It highlights the design of the phone and is very protective. I've dropped my phone a few times and the bumper has saved its life. In the past 5 months I've had little problems with the case. All of my headphone jacks and chargers fit with the bumper on. It even fits into my iHome which is very convenient. I am starting to notice a tear or two in the rubber so I may have to replace it soon, but it hasn't become a problem as of yet.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite Case

    I love this case. Here's why: it is a bumper so most of the phone is still visible. Also, the buttons are still metal. The bumper wraps around the front and back of the phone so I can set it down without fearing it will get scratched. Finally, it provides enough protection to keep the phone safe. I dropped my phone with the bumper on. Although there are a few signs of the drop on the bumper, the phone it self is in pristine condition. I love this bumper. I was hesitant to buy it because people said it starts to look bad and scratch your phone - neither of which have happened to me.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect feeling in my hands

    Really like this case. I liked the design, so I picked it up. But more than the look, I really like the way this case feels on my iPhone 4.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ultimately the Best iPhone 4 Case!

    I just bought a new revised Apple Bumper case, it is a lot better! It has a much larger opening in the dock connector to allow for 3rd party connectors, which is what some people like :) I must say after trying 13 different cases for the iPhone 4 (AT&T), I always come back to this one, the fit and finish on the Apple Bumper cases are far superior to anything out there, the only other case to come close in fit and finish is Speck’s Pixel HD cases, those are nice as well. After trying 13 different cases, those are the only two I would recommend :)

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case

    Ive gone through about 4 cases for my white iPhone 4s by now, and i can confidently say this is the best by far. It lets you be able to feel the glass on the back of the phone which is my fav part. It also protects it from all sides and the buttons have a great clickiness still, as they are metal.

    I highly recommend!!!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!

    I own this case as well as an Incase Snap Case and an Incase Slider. I find myself using my Apple Bumper the most of the 3. Love it! It looks better than the other 2 on my phone and provides the protection necessary to keep my phone in good condition.

    It hasn't caused any scratches to appear on the rim either. The reason others are getting scratches on theirs is because they aren't taking good care of their phones. With any case you should periodically remove the case and clean the inside of the case, as well as the areas of the phone the case is against. Dirt/dust will get trapped in any case over time and can cause scratches if not taken care of.

    Only con is that the dock opening at the bottom of the case isn't quite big enough for some of my older iPod/charging cables, but I can live with that.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ideal, aesthetically pleasing and protects

    The bumpers are ideal for protection because they lift the surface of the phone so that the glass never touches any surface. The replicated buttons have the same feel as the original ones on the phone. The plastic is also good because it allows the phone to slide in and out of pockets and/or other compartments designed to hold phones in purses, briefcases, etc.

    The bumper is perfect for people who want to retain the look and size of the original phone, yet protect their investment. If you want to be stealth, get the black; however, for those that need to find their phone quickly, choose your favorite color! Note: the type of plastic does not attract dust or animal hair as do the rubberized types of covers.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, feels great, works great

    I recently bought the black bumper for my Verizon iPhone 4. The nice thing about the black Bumper is that it (1) doesn't stain and (2) it has a grippy rubber around the top and bottom, which is really nice so it doesn't slide around. But I was concerned about the small opening on the top for non-Apple headphones. Surprisingly, the small opening worked great for my Beats headphones, even though they have a right-angled jack.

    Overall, this product has been better that what I expected. Apple did a great job designing this case to complement their amazing device.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    i like it

    .The bumper is a good case for what it's meant for. It offers no screen or back glass protection at all
    i like it

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Phone handles better, stays put on surfaces, corner/side impact protection

    It's named "Bumper", not case.

    Given that advantage--and limitation, it is beautifully executed, and protects against side and corner impacts. The bumper is wider/thicker (front to back) than the phone, so the phone's front and back glass are kept a couple of millimeters away from surfaces on which you might set the phone.

    I like the way soft edges help keep the phone in place on an inclined surface or on the dash of a car. It similarly helps keep the phone from falling out of a pocket, though that makes it harder to pocket and remove.

    Caution: if you place your phone on a very rough concrete surface, surface irregularities in excess of a millimeter could make contact with the glass surfaces and scratch.

    Some reviewers complain about "scratches" to the stainless edges of the phone when using the bumper. As with any case (MacBook Pro as well), if grit (e.g. at the beach--quartz is harder than steel) is allowed to accumulate between the bumper and the phone, it can grind against the covered surface. Periodically remove the bumper and clean it in detergent and water and dry. Wipe the edge and glass of the phone. Replace. If not, the matte surface of the stainless edge will be "burnished" shiny or scratched and thus marred. I've seen it on others' phones, but not mine with the inside of the bumper kept clean.

    Improves secure handling of the phone. The iPhone 4 in the Bumper is the only phone I've never dropped, though I have knocked it off a table by the earbud wires onto concrete--no phone damage--though the impact site is visible on the bumper. Provides protection, but doesn't interfere with the silky feel of the screen. The surfaces in contact with the edges of the phone *do* need to be kept clean.

    I bought two in black, but am still using my first one--since the iPhone 4 introduction. I prefer it to the bulkier skin that I had on my 3GS, which trapped grit and scratched the phone. That experience (and the same with my first MacBook Pro shell case) taught me to regularly clean the bumper-phone interface. I'm very happy with the iPhone 4 Bumper.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Bumper

    At first I ordered the clear case from INCASE, but hated how bulky it became and how it wouldn't fit correctly with the invisible shield on. Then bought the black rubber bumper and am using it with the invisible shield (FULL PROTECTION!!), no scratches on the metal ring around my phone. :p. Also works fine with my dock (Just dremel out the dock so it fits with the bumper on). I read that other people had problems taking it in and out of they're pockets, (no problem here, but I also don't wear tight jeans so problem solved lol). So in all, I love this bumper because it keeps my phone safe and I never have to take it off + everything lines up perfectly!!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone bumper is the best idea

    I've been using the iPhone bumper since I purchased my iPhone 2 months ago, and my opinion this is the best protection case which covers minimum of the iPhone so it won't cover the beautiful design of front and back of iPhone and the best thing is that yhe bumper elevates the iPhone's front and back body from the surface so it won't get scratch although the glass is anti-scratchable I didn't even apply the transparent film protector. After using the bumper for two months and today i removed it while writing this review, I scrutinized my iPhone and it doesn't have any scratch on it. I am proud of u Apple and adore u Steve Jobs may god give u and ur company more n more success.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a minimalist case

    This case has a nice snug fit and provides the perfect amount of coverage for light drops and when laying down on a table. The rubber edges stick out just enough you can lay it down on each side and the glass will not touch the surface. Also the rubber makes it non-slip. The overall case is simple, light and mine has survived a nice fall on the road on the corner of the phone with no damage to the phone. Also very easy to pop off to give the phone a good cleaning. Great case for what it is. Certainly not for the person who drops their phone a lot or is careless about where they put it. Otherwise, looks nice and works great.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this bumper!

    This bumper has saved my phone from damage by accidental drops. The bumper protects the phone well. It goes on and comes off easy. Worth the money!!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    Excellent impact protection for those unexpected accidents. Unlike the other big bulky covers the bumper is slim and trim ( hardly noticeable) and works as intended.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Follow these steps

    So I was nervous to use the case after reading what everyone else had to say. Here is what I did, I bought one of those zagg invisi-shield which basically wraps the whole thing in a scratch resistant layer even the metal sides. So pristine Iphone is kept pristine, now the bumper is placed over to protect from... you guessed it, bumps or falls. In short, Great piece of the puzzle for the minimalist approach to preserving the phones aesthetics.

    10 of 10 people found this useful