• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the quality I expect from Apple

    I got the bumper just a few days more than six months ago and the plastic has already cracked. I'm very easy on my phone and the bumper has been removed no more than five times during that six months. The plastic around the charging port cracked out of no where. I didn't drop the phone or even pull on the bumper. I'll probably switch back to a regular case.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, Bad product

    Great concept, but scratches the top and side of the phone. Also, is falling apart after only 4 months.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Close But No Cigar

    I actually like this product. Minimum casing mixed with perfect protection. So why did I ditch this product? Simple.

    Everyday when I need to charge my iPhone I would have to REMOVE the bumper in order to do so. The bottom cut out on the bumper is NOT wide enough to fit the iPhone charger. Whether if it's an official charger or not. Makes me wonder why Apple design a cutout in the first place when you can't even access it with the bumper on.

    Conclusion: HORRIBLE DESIGN FLAW

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches Metal Antenna Band

    I used this case for a year on my iPhone 4, carried in my pocket.

    I'm giving it only 2 stars because the case permanently scratched the metal band surrounding the phone, as well as the volume and sleep buttons. I always carried the phone in a very clean pocket devoid of anything else, and removed the case and cleaned it with a brush and soapy water every month or two. Yet somehow, the phone was scratched.

    Other than this, the case is great. It is not intended to provide heavy-duty protection, and never claimed to -- but still, I've dropped the phone three times to no ill effect, and the glass remains free of scratches. It's just the right amount of sticky, and is very low-profile without hiding the visual appeal of the phone.

    Apple needs to put a thin later of silicon or something around the entire inside of the case. Then I'd buy it in a heartbeat for my iPhone 4S.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor durability

    i destroyed 2 of those, all die the same way: robber started to fall appart and plastic band brakes from the bottom thin part. if u like it, buy 2 or 3 so you have enough for a year

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Two days!!!

    I bought the white bumper and on my second day it's turning red. I set it on a red leather chair and it rubbed against it and turned red. Thanks a lot. I like the case but it changed colors already!!

    16 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited life - it falls apart

    Nice fit and feel but has poor durability, mine has completely broken after moderate personal use. Overall disappointing. Needs to improve

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE!

    Overall it doesn't protect your iphone! Scratches the metal side walls!!!! Even if people think "Plastic and Rubber are not > Glass and Steel, therefore it doesn't scratch" tons of junk easily are getting in between the case and the phone such as sand. So it renders the case useless from its original goal: protection. Its only effective if you have a full body screen protection along with the bumper, otherwise it is a horrible case. Furthermore, it tends to break easily -__-)

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Look & Feel; Poor Construction & Durability; Scuffed Metal on iPhone

    I got my bumper for free last year and have used it exclusively with my iPhone 4. I loved the way it looked and felt until it started braking apart last month. Now it's pretty much unusable. Even though $29 is overpriced for this bumper, I was planning on getting another one since it gives some level of protection, a nice grip and, most importantly, it doesn't detract from the iPhone look. Unfortunately, while my iPhone has no stractches on the exposed glass, it is severely scuffed on the metal band/antenna, which happens to be "protected" by the bumper. This is a serious flaw and for $29 it should do a much better job at protecting the metal around the iPhone 4.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't cut it.

    This is a good looking case that keeps the iPhone looking nice, and that's about it. I had one of these and dropped my phone and the front screen shattered. I don't know how long the case lasts because I never used it again, but the biggest problem is that you can only use Apple headphones or an Apple charger with this case. That right there is the biggest reason to not use it. You will have take the case off every time you want to hook up head phones to it that are not Apple ones.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Bumper

    This item is horrible. I've had it for a little over 4 months and it is coming apart. It cost too much to last this little amount of time. I'll never purchase this again.

    33 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tearing apart

    I liked the concept of the bumper...and liked the bumper initially. But it has stretched out, and now on both sides, the rubber part of the bumper has split and is tearing off. Disappointing from Apple.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches Aluminum Antenna!!!

    This is the only Apple product I am very disappointed with. I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I took off my bumper after seven months..nothing but scratches on the aluminum trim of the iPhone. I would say the only positive aspect of this item is the grip and this is why I rate it with two stars instead of one. The bumper's plastic is too, low quality because it eventually scratches and the rubber trim eventually starts to rip. If you strictly care about the appearance of your iPhone, I strongly suggest another iPhone case.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    black Bumper scratches the iPhone!

    Guys, before you start using your black Bumper, buy a full body film to cover your headset( i.e. iWrap), otherwise your iPhone will get scratched all around. They say it is because of the dust and some other tiny things that come inside the bumper, but i used to clean the inner side of the bumper very often and i still got those scrathes. If you take a look closer to the inner side, you'll find out that the inner side of the bumper is not as flat and soft as it should be!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not hold up.

    In less than a year, case has become loose. It moves while in my pocket turning the mute switch off and on. Also has begun to tear apart. Can't believe Apple put it's name on this one. For $29 I would recommend a different case.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    rips apart

    It works well while it lasts. The opening for docking isn't compatible with any older cords (even apple brand accessories) for charging, which means I have to take the bumper off to use my car charger, or sync with my iMac (only the new skinny wall adapter fits into this bumper). As a result, after only a couple of months the bumper began ripping apart at the edges and eventually just totally disintegrated. Not worth $30, but the best option i've seen so far.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Find another case..

    At first, the bumper is great. It does protect the phone as it provides a nice cushion along the edges. However, it starts to fall apart very quickly. I've already gone through two, and I am very gentle with my belongings. The edges thin and start to tear away quickly just from everyday use. I would recommend getting another cover, as this one just doesn't do the job for very long.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches the metal rim

    all corners and sides of my phone are scratched thanks to this bumper. I would've been better off buying a case-mate barely there than an apple product that does protect from low falls but at the end still leaves scratches and marks on the phone.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    idle bumper

    I don't recommend buying such a bumper. I believe it is not worth the price you pay! My bumper went broken in 4 months since its purchase, literally piece by piece.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked ... For a few months

    Simply put: it fell apart after a few months.

    17 of 22 people found this useful