• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    quality not as good

    just ordered me 6th or 7th Bumper. Great idea but they seem to last less and less time. not as strong as they used to be. £25 is a lot of money for them.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case out there but...

    I start by saying I love this case, there is not better case on the market in my opinion. The issue is as many others have said it scratches the nice brush metal edge of the phone. Aswell as that only the lastest official dock connecter can fit the case and with that small headphone jacks. I look after my things very well and the case lasted me to about 14 months before the bottom bit of rubber snapped off. Over time the case will get a touch loose at the time where it strechtes to be taken on and off. Over all I think its it good at what is does ir protects both sides of the phone and I still think the best "case" out their.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but destroys the phone

    It protects the iPhone screen and back well from any damage but in the meantime it creates huge scratches on the metal around the phone.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I needed

    I dont normally leave reviews. But as there are so many bad reviews I thought I would. I think this is a great case. I have had it for about a month now. I read reviews on here but as I was fed up with rubbish cases from eBay I spent the money on one of these. Was really pleased as soon as I put it on. Was tight to get on and it clipped in around the silver metal bit round the edge leaving no gaps. Is a really good fit. Now I read that it a loose fit? Mine is still really tight. My friend said his went loose when he took it off. Why would you want to take it off though? I don't get great signal then. So with regards to scratching I'm not sure if it has but don't see how it would as the underside of the buttons are covered in cloth. The buttons don't rattle either.

    Maybe the case has been updated. I don't know but after a month I am still really happy with mine and would recommend them to anyone.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product not normal Apple standard

    The bumper needs to be removed in order to charge the phone, the constant removal leads to the rubber splitting.
    It should fit without having to perform this ritual.
    Would not waste your money on this product.

    16 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Logic

    The bumper has had a lot of negative criticism since it's release. It is, at heart, a product to at least attempt to cure the signal issue that plagues iPhone 4s and this is it's fundamental flaw. It seems that the bumper was an after thought and had 'antennagate' never reared it's head then the bumper would never have been designed and sold.

    On the plus side, its one of the best bumper style products on the market today. It doesn't add any unnecassary bulk to the device and feels very nice to the touch. It is also a lot less pronounced than some other products on the market meaning it isn't uncomfortable to hold or use.

    Sadly, the metallic buttons for the volume controls and the sleep/wake button are very loose fitting and as such, rattle when the phone is shaken or put down on a hard surface. The silent rocker is also in a recess that is quite difficult to reach, necissitating the use of a fingernail to flick it.

    A disappointing effort from Apple but still a good product relative to the other bumper cases on the market. I'd avoid this if you're looking for full body iPhone protection, as well as perfection. Sadly, Apple's usually high standards seem to have fallen below the mark on this one.

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This case is terrible. One of the fundamental reasons for having an iPhone is so that you can listen to music, but with the 'bumper' installed, the opening over the headphone socket is not big enough to accomodate my Sennheiser headphones, or any standard 3.5mm jacks for speakers - it only works with the Apple headset provided, which is just as terrible.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hit or miss (mostly miss)

    I bought one of these with my iphone 4 about 4 months ago to protect the phone. When I took it off two weeks ago to check dust etc I found it had scratched up all the aluminum band around my phone, needless to say i wasn't best pleased!! But, when i took it in to the genius bar they said it was under warrentee and gave me another. Problem solved but I certainly wont use another one even though some of my mates have used them and they are fine, I'll probably get a 100% rubber or leather cover next time to avoid the plastic rubbing aginst the band.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damaged my iPhone

    The was part of the free case due to lack of good reception. The case is loose, the mute button is hard to get to. It stops old accessories fitting to the phone and headphones with a thick fitting. Worst of all it scratch the iPhone on the sides.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damaged my iPhone's antenna

    Got this case as part of the free bumper case program. It looked nice for a month but when I took it off it had made marks on the metal antenna.

    This case is an overpriced piece of garbage. Look for an altenative that Apple has not had a hand in manufacturing!!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    £26 for this??

    This is an atrocious waste of money. Considering this was a remedial measure to placate those affected by the 'death grip', Apple now have the audacity to charge over £25 for it; a plastic band with a bit of rubber.

    Look elsewhere, look for something not made by Apple, Spek/incase are far superior, cost less and look better.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bumper not durable

    This is my second black bumper. Both have started to break up within 6 months. This second has cracked at the base. They do scratch the case. I resent spending £26 for this poor quality product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This Product

    Thank's to this case I now have scratches all over the metal surround of my Iphone 4 !!!!!!!!!

    You should remove this from sale Apple !

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    If you do not want scratches on your phone do not buy this product. It looks nice but when you remove the case from the iphone after some time, there will be marks and scuffs left on the stainless steel band around the phone as the inside of the case is rough. Got the bumper from the free case program. Advice is to look for alternative cases.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Marks the metal band

    Got the bumper through the iPhone case program as because I use the phone in my left hand, the reception was affected by the 'antennagate' problem. Sadly, like others, I found that after a few months of use, the metal band was pitted and scuffed, like many others have found.

    It starts off snugly fitting, but then works losse over time, which is possibly how dust is getting between the metal band and the case, causing the marks - which oddly enough, don't look like scratches.

    On the plus side, it looks good. Probably £16 overpriced.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Bumper

    Loved the look of the bumper but started to fall apart after 9 months. Scratches the metal band really badly! Credit to Apple for giving me a new phone because of this. Would never use or buy one again, which is a shame cos i loved the look of it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Only had for a week and the cases has scuffed my iphone i want a refund so expensive for something that is barely worth 50p!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusting Overpriced piece of rubber

    Absolute waste of money. Made by the devil. Would not recommend to anyone as it scratched my phone in 48 hours.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality and expensive

    Bought this as I didn't want an ill-fitting cheap alternative. Had it for 2 weeks and the metallic button on the top fell off continually without any help leading to me lose it, then the '+' button did the same after about 6 weeks. Then after 4 months the rubber started to separate from the plastic on the top corner. Thought it was a one-off until I got my girlfriend one which had the same faults after 3 months. Now bought a pack of 5 for £15 from a general website which are 10 times better

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damages metal aerial strip

    Had the bumper case since buying the iphone new. First time I removed it was yesterday, after 7 months, to find that the metal aerial strip was badly scuffed all the way around. Took the iphone back to Apple Bluewater and the store replaced it with no issues at all - credit to the company but still, bit of an own goal designing a protective case the actually damages the hardware more than if it was absent!

    5 of 5 people found this useful