1. suitebliss's Avatar
    Ok, these things look cool, but $30 for a rubber band is a little bit much. I would pay $30 for all 6 colors, but one is just crazy. Who plans on getting one?

    Hell at this point I my shell out the money for one - seeing that I can't pre-order my white iPhone 4.....
    06-15-2010 08:19 AM
  2. lungho's Avatar
    Just wait for other companies to come out with better stuff. SwitchEasy is one of my favorite companies when it comes to cases.
    06-15-2010 08:29 AM
  3. pluggrh's Avatar
    I cannot figure out exactly what the bumper is. Is it just the band around the edge? In the pictures in the Apple Store it shows a white back and white parts of the front. Is this a white phone that they have placed the bumper on or does the bumper include the white parts?
    06-15-2010 09:10 AM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    No bumper for me.
    06-15-2010 09:16 AM
  5. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    Now, with glass being on both sides, it's probably even more important to cover the phone with a bumper or case.
    06-15-2010 09:32 AM
  6. msm0511's Avatar
    I'll see if I can find them again, but saw some up-close shots of the bumpers yesterday. They reminded me of a Speck Candyshell that just went around the edges.
    06-15-2010 01:12 PM
  7. bconley007's Avatar
    not for me, for a little more i'd rather have a case that protects it more
    06-15-2010 01:37 PM
  8. chobbs1's Avatar
    Just bought the apple bumper. I like it. The metal buttons are a nice touch but the fit and the cutouts are dead on! It also slides in and out of my pocket nicely!

    I am still going to buy a Vaja case with a belt clip, but this bumper will be the case I use when I want to pocket the phone.

    Nicely done Apple!
    07-10-2010 01:48 AM
  9. markhunsaker's Avatar
    @pluggrh the Humber is a band. The white is the plates of the white iPhone which hasn't been released yet. There aren't pictures of a black iPhone with bumpers on the apple website.

    Ifixit.com performed a drop test without a bumper and with. The result was the same. Three drops and than crack. I picked up the Speck Candy Shell case in black and LOVE it.
    07-10-2010 01:51 AM
  10. OTACORB's Avatar
    I purchased it, put it on and within 5 minutes took it off. I mentioned that I had one here on the forum and someone bought it from me. These things aren't worth $29. I also find that they round out the looks of the phone so you lose the nice square design, this along with the fact that it absolutely does nothing to protect the back of the phone. Only reason this would be worthwhile is for the "death grip" issue. Apple should be ashamed of themselves selling these for $29
    07-10-2010 02:04 AM
  11. chobbs1's Avatar
    It seems that I am in the minority here. No worries, though, I still like the case and am happy with the 30 bucks I spent on it. I really do feel that this is a nicely made "rubber band" (as y'all call it).
    07-10-2010 02:15 AM
  12. solius's Avatar
    I just bought one of another forum member for a much more reasonable price and I gotta say I love the look of my iphone 4 even more now. I'm still ordering a case mate tough case for better protection while im at work though. I have clumsy hands.
    07-10-2010 02:23 AM
  13. Ivoryplum's Avatar
    My black one just came in the mail today.

    Even though I LOVE the look of the stainless steel band, this thing looks...feels, and slides into my pocket great. Worth $30? No. $20? Maybe.
    It'll be on mine the majority of the time though.
    07-10-2010 03:17 AM
  14. adot777's Avatar
    indeed, dont need bumper....
    07-10-2010 04:59 AM
  15. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    They are way to much for what they are , check out the Feather by incipio love there cases
    07-10-2010 08:58 AM
  16. ebedoun's Avatar
    I have one and I really like it.
    07-10-2010 09:03 AM
  17. BrandonB's Avatar
    I am curious to try a bumper when I can. But I am seeing many who are not impressed with its ability to protect the phone.

    I am currently testing out the Incipio SILICRYLIC Gel/Shell Combo. It fits very nicely even with Zagg screen protector. The hard shell holds well and seems protective. The gel skin has a very nice feel and good texture, unfortunately I am not fond of it's flexibility at the bottom face near the home button. It moves and stretches there way to much, concerned that it will not last very long.

    I have also tried the Griffin Reveal, it fits the phone wonderfully and feels great. Unfortunately it does not work well with Zagg shield on the front and back of the phone. The Griffin fits so well that there is no room for the shield on the back. It does work well with just a front shield.
    07-10-2010 10:00 AM
  18. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I have the Speck Candy Shell. It fits solid and doesn't move. I have the full body shield on and didn't have to remove any of it. I is a tight fit but NO PEELING. So I'm extremely happy. I feel more at ease if I were to ever drop my phone. It has the softer rubber inside and a hard plastic shell on the outside.
    07-10-2010 10:56 AM
  19. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    Yeah mine goes in and out of my pocket with ease too. I haven't taken it off since I got it.
    07-10-2010 11:32 AM
  20. lungho's Avatar
    When I finally dropped my phone, which I knew was going to eventually happen, I was glad that I put a bumper on it. It saved the metal band from any kind of damage.
    07-10-2010 11:47 AM
  21. OTACORB's Avatar
    When I finally dropped my phone, which I knew was going to eventually happen, I was glad that I put a bumper on it. It saved the metal band from any kind of damage.
    That just means you have 2 more times to drop it before the screen cracks with the bumper according to ifixit.com. LOL
    07-10-2010 05:24 PM
  22. MrP's Avatar
    I have a green and a black one. They look good and protect enough- my friend dropped mine and nothing happened to my phone or bumper-not even a scuff.

    Also someone mentioned they don't protect the back, but they do. They offer a nice "lay on the table" design which prevents it from being scuffed up on the back.

    It's not an Otterbox people!

    And those of you complaining about price...do you know who makes the bumper? Yes, Apple.
    Have they ever been an inexpensive solution? No- but they are the best at combining style and function.

    The end lol
    07-10-2010 05:39 PM
  23. OTACORB's Avatar
    Also someone mentioned they don't protect the back, but they do. They offer a nice "lay on the table" design which prevents it from being scuffed up on the back.

    No- but they are the best at combining style and function.
    They protect the back if you laying it down on a desk or counter, but if you stick in your pocket and forget that is the same pocket you've got your keys in then what protection does it give to the back of your phone? If it came with screen protectors to add to the front and back I would see it, but it does not.

    Style, these things round out the nice square design of the phone so in my book they reduce the style of the phone.

    It is good that you feel comfortable with it, but I think there are many of us that just don't and also feel the price for a bumper around the sides, with no screen protectors is way over priced, regardless if it is Apple or not.

    But hey, we all have our own opinions!
    07-10-2010 05:50 PM
  24. Raptor007's Avatar
    Whenever I hear iPhone bumpers only one thing comes to mind. We got ripped off, they should be free. Mine is nice protects well, but Apple made this knowing they had to fix something and if they did nothing else they should eat the $.10 worth of plastic, rubber & meetal it costs to make these.
    07-10-2010 08:53 PM
  25. sbrianw's Avatar
    I have a black bumper. It's alright. I am concerned about the back of the phone though. I think I am going to check out the Griffin Reveal cases. Thanks for the mention, BrandonB.
    07-10-2010 10:06 PM
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