Apple giving away bumper cases?

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  1. MacBOS macrumors 6502

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    People FYI, I just called apple to ask some questions about my apple care and my order status and the rep added a bumper for free on the order, I am getting the bumper the day before or the 14

    Just wanted to let people know, maybe you might have the same luck ;)
     
  2. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    That reminds me, I was going to boil my bumper tonight.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Apple is throwing scraps the the natives, they are getting restless.... nice.... :rolleyes:
     
  4. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if the reason was because of the AppleCare+, she was Very enthusiastic about it
     
  5. Justim macrumors 6502

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    What? >_>

    Nevermind. Just googled it.

    People will do CRAZY things to fix their problems!
     
  6. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ha! Just viewed a YouTube video with this, I will keep this in mind wen I get my 4S
     
  7. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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  8. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    has anyone tried this, i wonder if i am the only one
     
  9. tr1age macrumors member

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    The question is did you order from Apple? I ordered from verizon so dunno if I would be so lucky.
     
  10. iSkier macrumors regular

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    What exactly did you say? You weren't offered Applecare+?
     
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  12. docgerrard macrumors 6502

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    does this only work if i ordered through apple.com?
     
  13. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i ordered from apple.com
     
  14. kolax macrumors G3

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    Hopefully with the new antenna design, we'll not have the need for bumper cases for the sake of reception.
     
  15. MacBOS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I Just asked about AppleCare+ if i was going to receive any documentation, terms and conditions and she just went on about me making a excellent choice and just offered the bumper for free :)
     
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    No thanks. I wouldn't take a bumper even it was free. They're useless and tacky.
     
  17. iSkier macrumors regular

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    What did you say to the representative? EDIT: nevermind!
     
  18. kolax macrumors G3

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    I used mine for a year, thought it was a good case. Did add an extra bit of chunk over most other cases though.

    Note that the bumper leaves the metal antenna band in a horrendous state.
     
  19. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    One reason not to use it. Like I said it's tacky and doesn't belong on a phone like the iPhone. It doesn't offer and real protection so what is the point.
     
  20. kolax macrumors G3

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    Well, I dropped my phone several times and it saved it. Couple were sideway landings, and one was screen side down. It does add protection.

    But, most importantly, it offered grip in my hand. That's the only reason I have a case on my iPhone 4. Without it, no matter how beautiful and thin the design is, it is quite a slippery thing to hold. The rubber case I have on mine also stops it sliding off the armchair on the sofa.
     
  21. highdefw macrumors 6502

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    They should throw me a fully decked out Mac Pro...
     
  22. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I can hold the iPhone just fine and don't find it slippery at all. I've also never dropped it. I'm not going to put something as ugly as a bumper when there is no point to it and affects the aesthetics of the phone.
     
  23. ekp917 macrumors newbie

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    i just called apple to check the status of my order cuz it still says Processing Items, and the guy on the phone told me to pick any case and they would give it to me fore free. he could tell that this was my first iphone so maybe that was part of it? i chose a speck candyshell.
     
  24. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Hope you never plan on taking it off.....
     

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