updated apple bumpers- no more scratches?
So I just got my iP4 and picked up a bumper, then I read all these posts, threads, etc. all back in 2010 about how the bumper is chewing up the stainless steel band. I took my bumper off, and nothing, so I put it back on.
Does anybody know if the updated bumpers designed to fit the AT&T & Verizon iPhones still chew up the band? Seems like there are 2 competing theories to all of this- 1) the bumper itself is scratching the band and 2) when dirt gets inbetween the bumper and the band, magic happens and you get a scratch...
- 05-03-2011, 05:39 PM #2
damn, that's what I was afraid of- how long did u have it on?
So far, so good- every day I wipe down the phone with a microfiber and wipe the inside of the case with the microfiber...
I ordered the power support crystal film & a microfiber sleeve... I'll keep the bumper on until then.
- 05-03-2011, 09:26 PM #4
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- 05-04-2011, 09:17 AM #6
I had it on for several days in a row this week. I took it off.
The stainless steel band is so fresh and so clean!
Some minor dust in the bumper, but no grit or anything like that.
I had an incase slider on my 3gs and the grit and other stuff scratched up the back.
I'm pretty paranoid since I just got my wViP 4, it's on a bumper and then I wrap it in a microfiber that I got with my glasses. So I think that blocks out a lot of the pocket lint, etc that gets in between the case and phone.
I should be getting a microfiber sleeve and the power support crystal films this weekend.
- 05-11-2011, 10:13 PM #8
I have a black bumper from Apple and I had a few scratches. Had to get a replacement and I installed Ghost Armor around the band. The biggest problem with the bumper and removing it constantly is that I have apparently stretched it out and on the top near the 3.5mm jack is all stretched out.
- 06-05-2011, 02:00 PM #9
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- 06-06-2011, 10:09 AM #13iMore Intermediate
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I like my Apple bumper a lot. I have not had any issues with it scratching my phone. When I do take it off, I wipe down the inside of the bumper with a silicone gun cleaning cloth. It not only gets all the dust and grime off, but it puts on a very fine layer of silicone. You should try it out. It really works well.
- 06-09-2011, 01:28 AM #14
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