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iTerpRunner
Jun 30, 2010, 10:05 AM
Hi,

So the initial reviews I have heard and seen is that the black bumper is not as snug as the white for some odd reason...Before I make a purchase and if I am lucky that petition works and it is free, can folks with other bumper colors share their feedback on how snug their case is to the iPhone4? I would like to get the turquoise blue one.

Thanks!



ijen0311
Jun 30, 2010, 10:08 AM
My blue one has some give on the side. You can see it a bit in this photo, towards the top where it bows out a bit:

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/DSC00650.jpg

Sleazy E
Jun 30, 2010, 10:09 AM
i had four bumpers shipped to me yesterday (black, white, pink, and orange). They all fit the same and all are very snug. sorry you heard differently.

wordoflife
Jun 30, 2010, 10:09 AM
Kind of silly question :rolleyes:
They're all the same.

Apple won't give you a replacement if it's too "loose."

thelumpya2
Jun 30, 2010, 10:10 AM
Wow... I'm speechless.

rkb
Jun 30, 2010, 10:11 AM
I have a black and a white on the way, I'm interested in this as well. I also had an iP4 dock, but as it will not work with a Bumper I sold it to a friend. It seemed to me that taking the Bumper on and off to use the dock will only make a the fit issue a problem.

Givmeabrek
Jun 30, 2010, 10:12 AM
They are all the same and they could fit better. And with them on you can't use the Apple dock!!!!!!

Sleazy E
Jun 30, 2010, 10:14 AM
They are all the same and they could fit better. And with them on you can't use the Apple dock!!!!!!

one thing I noticed is that with the case on it no longer works with my car's FM iPhone adapter.

Sleazy E
Jun 30, 2010, 10:15 AM
My blue one has some give on the side. You can see it a bit in this photo, towards the top where it bows out a bit:

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/DSC00650.jpg

return it and get a new one, they aren't supposed to fit like that.

ijen0311
Jun 30, 2010, 11:05 AM
return it and get a new one, they aren't supposed to fit like that.

Sleazy, I'm glad I took your advice.

I just called Apple, and they're sending me a new, and free, bumper in white. She told me not to even bother returning the blue one, that I could just keep it for my troubles. I guess it pays to be friendly to the Apple rep.

:D (this made my day!)

iMetalG5
Jun 30, 2010, 11:50 AM
a guy at work has a black one that doesn't fit snugly and he did the same thing called it in and they are sending him an Orange one instead. The local store here is getting them tomorrow so they say. a huge shipment so we'll see. I already am convinced the CandyShell is for me. I still want to get a bumper though.

bhsu21
Jun 30, 2010, 12:38 PM
Sleazy, I'm glad I took your advice.

I just called Apple, and they're sending me a new, and free, bumper in white. She told me not to even bother returning the blue one, that I could just keep it for my troubles. I guess it pays to be friendly to the Apple rep.

:D (this made my day!)

I have a black one that has some give on the right side. When I call them, what should I tell them to get them to send me another one out?

bhsu21
Jun 30, 2010, 12:50 PM
Well I called customer support to see what they would say and I spoke with a lady first and then she transferred me.

Spoke with a guy about bumper not fitting snugly and he said he has not heard about this problem (????). I did mention that others were having the same issue. So he couldn't offer a solution for me.

Should I try again with someone else? Should I say something different?

JohnnyQuest
Jun 30, 2010, 01:03 PM
I actually just received mine in the mail and am pleased to say it has no give whatsoever. It's a black one, and fits very snug. When I first put it on, the sides were loose, but this was because the lips were folded under. Make sure you have it on properly, with no fold-unders, before returning it.

FieldingMellish
Jun 30, 2010, 01:39 PM
My black one is snug. Yes, you need to work the lips over the flat surface of the phone for proper contact all around the phone. Enhances the look, as well.

gazzzmoly
Jun 30, 2010, 02:05 PM
i had four bumpers shipped to me yesterday (black, white, pink, and orange). They all fit the same and all are very snug. sorry you heard differently.
any chance you can post pics of all of them on the iphone not sure whaich color to pick and i cant find any pics

VeNoMiZeD
Jun 30, 2010, 02:09 PM
The pink seems to be the tightest fitting one.

ijen0311
Jun 30, 2010, 02:10 PM
I have a black one that has some give on the right side. When I call them, what should I tell them to get them to send me another one out?

I don't really even know how it happened. She first offered to send out a replacement once mine arrived back at their warehouse, but I said wow, that will take so long, I want protection on my phone... and she just offered.

And since everything is worthless without pics (it says blue but on my actual order staus it says white. Who knows what I'll get :confused:):

235377

joneill55
Jun 30, 2010, 02:19 PM
Hi,

So the initial reviews I have heard and seen is that the black bumper is not as snug as the white for some odd reason...Before I make a purchase and if I am lucky that petition works and it is free, can folks with other bumper colors share their feedback on how snug their case is to the iPhone4? I would like to get the turquoise blue one.

Thanks!


My Black one fits like a glove! After a few days of using it, I like the case a lot used in conjunction with Invis-shield until Power Supports shields are available end of July.

nfl46
Jun 30, 2010, 02:22 PM
That's really ridiculous how its taking up to THREE weeks for the color ones. And on top of that, the black ones seem to NOT be in stores...sold out. I mean, really, Apple, its a piece of rubber. It can't possibly take that long to produce them. I'm puzzled as to why blacks are only in stores. Its like Apple thinks that only white iPhones users want color bumpers. :rolleyes:

noekozz
Jun 30, 2010, 02:32 PM
That's really ridiculous how its taking up to THREE weeks for the color ones. And on top of that, the black ones seem to NOT be in stores...sold out. I mean, really, Apple, its a piece of rubber. It can't possibly take that long to produce them. I'm puzzled as to why blacks are only in stores. Its like Apple thinks that only white iPhones users want color bumpers. :rolleyes:

You're not kidding, same situation with me. You should see how much the black ones are going for on ebay. :eek:

H.B.I.C
Jun 30, 2010, 02:33 PM
I got my red iLuv bumper today.. pretty nice it came with a free screen protector.

BAD PICTURES, I know.

They were taken with my iPhone 3G.. bad lighting.. i'm lazy.

Mark Booth
Jun 30, 2010, 02:39 PM
That's really ridiculous how its taking up to THREE weeks for the color ones. And on top of that, the black ones seem to NOT be in stores...sold out. I mean, really, Apple, its a piece of rubber. It can't possibly take that long to produce them. I'm puzzled as to why blacks are only in stores. Its like Apple thinks that only white iPhones users want color bumpers. :rolleyes:

Yeah... stupid Apple. In my town, there are rubber bumper manufacturers on every street corner and even one that will make 2 million of them in 2 hours. What was Apple thinking?!

[/sarcasm]

Apple didn't expect the demand, plain and simple. They've sold over 2 million iPhone 4s by now and they probably expected less than 20% of iPhone 4 buyers to want a Bumper. So, that left them about 1.6 million Bumpers short. And the facility that makes them probably has other products on their lines to make too. It's not like Apple went and built a facility just to make Bumpers.

And it's NOT just a piece of rubber. That's the beauty of it. It's actually a nicely clever design!

Mark

LordOBoogie
Jun 30, 2010, 02:58 PM
I don't really even know how it happened. She first offered to send out a replacement once mine arrived back at their warehouse, but I said wow, that will take so long, I want protection on my phone... and she just offered.

And since everything is worthless without pics (it says blue but on my actual order staus it says white. Who knows what I'll get :confused:):

235377

I called and spoke to a real jerk about it. He said he'd send me another black one. I hung up from him and called back to tell someone how rude he was, and she was awesome. She actually said she'd send me a blue one, too, for my trouble, so I have two replacements on the way--one black and one blue. :)

random person
Jun 30, 2010, 02:58 PM
My black one is loose and my white one fits perfectly. Go figure.

LordOBoogie
Jun 30, 2010, 03:00 PM
My black one is loose and my white one fits perfectly. Go figure.

That's what I told the first (rude) guy I spoke to, and I told him I'd like to try a different color. He was an arse, and he said no, the color wouldn't make any difference. Glad I called back to report the jerk.

bhsu21
Jun 30, 2010, 03:10 PM
That's what I told the first (rude) guy I spoke to, and I told him I'd like to try a different color. He was an arse, and he said no, the color wouldn't make any difference. Glad I called back to report the jerk.

The guy I spoke with was clueless about any bumper problems.

LordOBoogie
Jun 30, 2010, 03:27 PM
The guy I spoke with was clueless about any bumper problems.

Call back and speak to someone else. The guy I spoke to said he hadn't heard anything about bumper problems, either. He was a total douche. :mad:

ijen0311
Jun 30, 2010, 03:28 PM
Call back and speak to someone else. The guy I spoke to said he hadn't heard anything about bumper problems, either. He was a total douche. :mad:

I spoke to a kind lady who sounded 1,000 years old. She hadn't heard of any issues with anything but she was nice all the same :apple:

LordOBoogie
Jun 30, 2010, 03:34 PM
I spoke to a kind lady who sounded 1,000 years old. She hadn't heard of any issues with anything but she was nice all the same :apple:

I spoke to a lady named Jenny (I'm also a Jennifer,), and we hit it off right away. She was SO nice. I actually said, "Talk to you later" at the end because we got so chummy. Whoops! /dork

ijen0311
Jun 30, 2010, 03:36 PM
I spoke to a lady named Jenny (I'm also a Jennifer,), and we hit it off right away. She was SO nice. I actually said, "Talk to you later" at the end because we got so chummy. Whoops! /dork

I'm Jennifer too! :D

LordOBoogie
Jun 30, 2010, 03:41 PM
I'm Jennifer too! :D

I thought you might be from the Jen in your user name. Jennifer Geeks unite! :D

ijen0311
Jun 30, 2010, 03:42 PM
I thought you might be from the Jen in your user name. Jennifer Geeks unite! :D

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/hand.jpg

LordOBoogie
Jun 30, 2010, 03:44 PM
That is hilarious!

tekchic
Jun 30, 2010, 05:12 PM
I have the pink bumper and when I squeeze the sides or top, there's no give, so it fits properly. But if you're a guy, I doubt pink is your thang :p

Lexoticstylez02
Jun 30, 2010, 05:27 PM
Just picked up a black one today, and it seems to fit fine.

MikePA
Jun 30, 2010, 05:29 PM
I have a black bumper and it fits fine.

iTerpRunner
Jul 1, 2010, 03:21 PM
...until my pink one ships. Apparently, black bumpers are everywhere at the Apple stores these days. I have to say, this one is nice and snug (granted, I do have it over an sgpstore.com body shield <-- those are AWESOME btw). Can't wait until the pink one comes!! I can't believe it won't ship out until July 23 :(

Wise87
Jul 1, 2010, 09:10 PM
I picked up two black bumpers from the apple store today and both fit very snug on each phone. No play on the sides or the top and bottom.

vincenz
Jul 1, 2010, 09:14 PM
Got a black bumper yesterday to hold me off until my orange one comes in. No fit issues with mine either!

madius
Jul 1, 2010, 09:15 PM
The pink seems to be the tightest fitting one.

Win.

bli625
Jul 1, 2010, 10:30 PM
I think they're made from the same mold...

reebs
Jul 1, 2010, 11:04 PM
Got a black bumper too until my white one comes in. Fits nice and snug but I do have the IS full body on it.

madlib
Jul 2, 2010, 12:25 AM
The pink seems to be the tightest fitting one.

lol @ the innuendo

wesk702
Jul 2, 2010, 01:17 AM
The pink seems to be the tightest fitting one.

Apparently the pink lips are the tightest

mrFinder
Jul 2, 2010, 01:58 AM
Apparently the pink lips are the tightest

thats how i like em ;)