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Apple Beginning to Process Refunds for iPhone 4 Bumpers

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Apple has started processing refunds for the iPhone 4 bumper cases to online Apple Store orders. Existing back-ordered bumper cases have also been processed for refund. We expect the process will continue over the next few days. Apple is also expected to provide a method for in-store purchasers to also receive a refund but has provided no details yet.

Apple announced last week that they would be providing free bumper cases to all iPhone 4 customers and providing refunds for those who have already purchased them. The bumper cases help alleviate the signal loss issues experienced by some on the iPhone 4.

Article Link: Apple Beginning to Process Refunds for iPhone 4 Bumpers
 

japanime

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I'm still waiting for my iPhone 4, let alone the bumper. I'm convinced the rumors of "intentional international shortages" are true.
 

barkomatic

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This is great for people who purchased their case/bumper from Apple--but I got mine directly from Speck. I guess that makes me eligible to get a free case from Apple though I don't know what I'll do with it.
 

JakeWalker

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Interesting approach. Appears to apply only to online Apple Store. Questions:

1. What if the bumper wasn't purchased with the phone? Then they won't know that you received a refund and aren't entitled to a free case and you could double up.

2. What if you purchased in a store?
 

vile

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I've actually received 2 mails with refund confirmation (I bought 2 bumpers 1 for me 1 for friend) so If you bought more than 1 it seems they will refund every bumper and not just 1
 

roland.g

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I bought mine in store and have the apple store receipt. I think I paid by CC. Rather than a refund, just give me an Apple Store gift card. I've need something over $30 from there. I would really like to see the case options for the 3rd party cases as my Dad wants back coverage for his iP4 that he just got and as I am going to visit him next week, I would like to see him get his case ordered soon.
 

jacollins

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I wonder what they'll do for me. The credit card I bought the iPhone with got stolen recently and I had to close the # and get a new number. I wonder how the refund will be processed... :confused:
 

CubusX

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Sep 9, 2009
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Nice but....

Nice but when will they ship? I ordered mine on July 14th and it has still not shipped. I received the email that they are selling it without any costs, except shipping (I think the free shipping is a mis-print on here).

I just wnat my bumper so I can get some better call quality, hopefully.
 

AppleiMac

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Aug 7, 2007
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This is cool! I wonder when they're going to start letting people who didn't buy a bumper order one. Hopefully soon! I'm interested in seeing what cases they are going to offer being that they can't make enough bumpers.
 

iJcaP

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What happens to people who got it in the Apple Store? Do we show the receipt? Does anybody have info on how its going to work?
 

bjoggi

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I bought 5 bumpers alone (4 for other people) and only received one email about this. Not sure if they will refund them all or just one piece.

Would suck if I didn't receive a refund for those other 4...
 

Roofy.

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Watch the refund be an apple store credit. ;)

When will I be able to order my white bumper for free? I hope you don't have to order it and then wait for a refund.
 

Eddyisgreat

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While i'm grateful for the free case (because I don't have any problems with my phone), I hope apple has a robust selection of cases available, if they chose to make the "free 3rd party case or $30 towards one" deal happen. I'd really like the splurge for another Vaja case but really i'll be good with anything that has a holster.
 
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