1. aandrewalv8's Avatar
    I have a white iPhone 4 and have Ghost armor on the back and the front. I was wondering if I should even bother getting a bumper to protect the sides. I also like the idea that the bumper raises the phone slightly.

    I few days ago I dropped my phone and the back glass cracked, luckily I got it replaced for free but I don't want to drop and crack it again.
    I want something to highlight the white iPhone and I don't want to cover the back or the front. I heard people saying that Apple bumpers have been scratching the metal band. Soo should I get a bumper? Is it worth it?
    08-30-2011 02:30 PM
  2. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I've had the black and white ip4 with bumpers on both and have no scratches. Just make sure everything is clean before you put it on and you should be fine. I'm guessing the scratches are actually from something getting between the two surfaces.
    08-30-2011 02:55 PM
  3. zerog46's Avatar
    Just as above. Never had any issues with mine.
    08-30-2011 04:47 PM
  4. aandrewalv8's Avatar
    Is the bumper worth the 30 dollars? And is it true the bumpers rip easily?
    08-30-2011 05:43 PM
  5. zerog46's Avatar
    The price is personal preference. Ripping, never had it happen or heard of it.
    08-30-2011 06:07 PM
  6. aandrewalv8's Avatar
    Would a bumper actually save the phone if it was like falling off a table or being dropped?
    08-30-2011 08:19 PM
  7. anon(4144202)'s Avatar
    Would a bumper actually save the phone if it was like falling off a table or being dropped?
    Nope. Fixit.com (I think) posted a video of them dropping a iPhone with a bumper and it's pretty much like dropping it without a case on it.
    08-30-2011 09:30 PM
  8. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Agree with herm611. The bumper WILL protect from scratches when sitting on flat surfaces as it is raised slightly and prevents the front and back of the phone from laying directly on the surface. I bought my white bumper on eBay for $16. There are some knockoffs on there so you have to be careful. Just be careful as I've seen some white ones that were yellowish instead of white. I love them but would not pay $30 for one.

    In case you are interested, the eBay seller I bought my white one from is jumble_bay_usa. They sell them as "refurb" but honestly, it was as good as new and sparkling white. They still have 20 in stock, if you're interested.
    Last edited by BrindawithanI; 08-30-2011 at 11:28 PM.
    08-30-2011 11:20 PM
  9. KrispyKrink's Avatar
    The Apple bumper does have a slight problem of rubbing/scuffing the steel band corners. You can google it and see some of the pics. But to avoid the scuffing just put small strips of scotch tape just on the steel band corners only before you put the bumper on and you won't have any problems.

    I carry my iPhone 4 the same way, screen protectors on the front and back glass with a bumper. It's good for raising it off a surface when you put it down and getting rid of any reception "issues" some people have. Just know if you drop it, it's not really going to prevent glass breakage.
    08-31-2011 12:11 AM
  10. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I love the look of the black number on a white iPhone.
    08-31-2011 12:35 AM
  11. energyy's Avatar
    I like Koss headphones, they rofl for iphone
    08-31-2011 02:57 AM
  12. aandrewalv8's Avatar
    Yeah I have a white iphone right now and I was planning on getting a black bumper! Should I even bother getting a bumper because I have the Ghost Armor on my front and back
    08-31-2011 01:08 PM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    I have black, white, green, and orange bumpers. That's I use these days. Never a scratch on the metal band. I do have front and back glass screen protected so I don't worry about scratches. I love the bumper. And as somebody asked, I never heard of a bummer ripping. If it does and you bought it from Apple, it is under warranty for 1 year.
    08-31-2011 04:46 PM
  14. Corey's Avatar
    What's the difference between the bumpers in the stores and the ones on Amazon for 2 or 3 bucks? Is there a 10 to 20 dollar difference between the two?
    08-31-2011 05:58 PM
  15. aandrewalv8's Avatar
    @Garz so would a plastic film on both front and back and a bumper be a good combination? Should I get black? I wanted to get either blue or green but I'm afraid of it being dirty
    08-31-2011 09:03 PM

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