Bumper vs Slider

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by musika, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. musika macrumors 65816

    musika

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    What case style do you prefer? Why?

    I'm currently sporting an Apple Bumper but thinking about going for an Incase Slider so I can use it with my new dock.


    Opinions? What is your favourite style of case?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I've been using an Apple bumper on my iPhone 4 for a long time. I like that it is pretty minimalist.
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    What kind of dock do you have? Some cases have dock adapters so you don't have to remove the case (or part of it).
     
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  5. musika thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have an Apple iPhone 4 dock
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Rats. I don't think those take adapters. :(
     
  7. playspud macrumors newbie

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    I had an Apple bumper on my iPhone 4 for about 8 months. When i took the bumper off after that time there were rub marks on the metal all the way around the iPhones edge which was disappointing. I wont be using the bumper again without using something the protect the metal from these marks as it will reduce the value of the phone when you come to resell it.
     
  8. Max(IT) Suspended

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    How could rubber scratch metal is something beyond my comprehension ... I've been using an Apple bumper since day one and never seen any mark on it.
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    There is actual plastic in it. You say you have one, surely you can tell there is plastic alongisde the rubber? Run your finger inside the bumper. You will likely feel some sharp plastic. If not, you got lucky and had one perfectly manufactured. The metal is actually brush finished While you are likely not scratching deep into the metal, it is certainly enough to mess with the brush finish. This happened to my iPhone 4. Will never use a bumper again.
     
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    It is still plastic against metal, I can't see how it can be scratched ...

    I don't know, I have an iPhone 4 and a 4s, both with bumpers, without any scratches on the metal edges. :confused:
     
  11. nalk7 macrumors regular

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    Its happened to me me too man, there are blemishes on the bezel that look satin rather than matte, like the bezel's original finish. I can post pics if you still don't believe us.

    cheers
     
  12. lordofthereef, Feb 5, 2012
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    lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Examples courtesy of Google search. Mine were closer to the the first pic. That second pic looks horrible.

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    I use one of these now (in blue and white). Phenomenal case, and pretty minimalistic. Its not rigid, but also not silicone. And you can see the Apple logo through it. Also works with the SGP GLAS.t screen cover, which, so far, has been the best screen cover I have ever seen in my life!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. bandofbrothers, Feb 5, 2012
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    bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Their are scores of threads regarding this.

    Some are fine and some are marked.

    I don't like the apple bumper because when you push the top edge down on the bumper it activates the sleep button !!

    I use the rocket fish bumper or the casemate metal bumper.
     
  14. MistahMumford macrumors 6502

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    I just (last Thursday) switched from an Otterbox Defender to a black Apple bumper, black lucky labs carbon fiber rear skin and clear Verizon screen protector. Best setup I've had on my 4 yet.
     
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    Never seen anything like that on my 1 years old iPhone 4 :eek:

    Not a single scratch on the edges ...
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Like I said, I feel it may be due to poorly manufactured bumpers. You must have a good one.
     
  17. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    It's not the bumper that causes the scratching, it's the dust/dirt/debris that collects in between the bumper and phone that causes the scratches. If you simply remove the bumper and keep it clean, your phone will remain scratch free. I have used a bumper as well and have yet to get any scratches because I keep it clean.
     
  18. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    This. All your other cases will also scratch if you get dirt in them and don't clean them. Solution, take the case off and clean your phone once in a while.
     
  19. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Same set up as mine apart from i choose not to use a screen protector.

    I just like the clean simple look and not the look of a case that would probably protect the phone thro a nuclear winter !!

    My carbon fiber backing was from sgp.

    I use a rocket fish bumper which is alike to the official bumper.

    Happy days.
     
  20. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    I thought covering your antenna band was pretty much commone sense if you wanted to protect it for resale regardless of case. Guess common sense isn't so common.
     
  21. MistahMumford macrumors 6502

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    This.
     
  22. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I use a Seno Ultra Slim leather slide in case. Not a mark anywhere - the phone is pristine - looks likes it's right out of the box.

    And when in use, phone is naked - the way I like to use it.
     
  23. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    This is the current case i use.

    http://goincase.com/products/detail/slider-case-cl59667/5

    loving the incase slider. I actually got to like it because my fiance had it. I originally had the Speck candyshell case, but it just made my phone too big.

    I've dropped my 4s with the incase case on and i haven't had any problems, also no scratching of the band on the phone either.
     

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