Bumpers damaging iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by smurray, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. smurray macrumors regular

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    I have a question for all of the iPhone 5 owners who have been using a bumper case regularly. If you take your bumper off, do you notice any damage to the sides of the phone? I loved my Apple bumper for my 4 & 4S, but one thing I did notice is that it rubbed the stainless steel band side and left some marks. I'm assuming a bumper on the 5 would do the same thing (if not worse) since the sides are softer aluminum. I'd like to hear from some people who've been using bumpers for a while before I buy one myself.
     
  2. KandyKane macrumors 6502

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    I use a bumper on my iPhone 5, but I also have a skin on the side. The chamfered edge is still exposed but there's no damage at this stage.
    It didn't damage with my iPhone 4S until I used a fake vapor pro bumper, dust got between the plastic part and my phone and it scuffed on the plastic side.
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Have GA full skin. So no, no damage so far, and none expected.

    Apple one did leave wear marks on the SS frame of my 4 though.
     
  4. brendan1 macrumors member

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  5. Pauluss macrumors newbie

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    Is there anyone who knows what I must do?
     

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  6. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    The horror! :eek:

    Is that from a bumper?

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    I also noticed wear marks on my stainless steel frame when I had my 4S, and I was using a Speck PixelSkin HD.
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    Do?
    Use your phone?
    Its a disposable device, millions of them exist, that are only good for a couple years.

    Did you put a case around the anodized coating to help it wear faster? Many are.
     
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