Current iPhone 4 owners: Will you accept the free 'Bumper' case?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by justiny, Jul 18, 2010.


Current iPhone 4 owners: Will you accept the free "Bumper" case?

  1. Yes

    300 vote(s)
  2. No

    32 vote(s)
  3. Undecided

    15 vote(s)
  1. justiny Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    I, for one, will not. I think the antenna issue is much to do about nothing.

    Your thoughts?
  2. amazingdm macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    Can I have your free bumper? I'll pay $10
  3. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    I don't get why any iPhone 4 owners will not get a case just for the fact that it's free. What else can you do?
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
  5. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I am not a current iPhone 4 owner, but I will be when the white version is released soon. I normally don't like cases on any of my devices, but I do own one for my 3GS that I got from to support their website, and I do put it on from time to time.

    that being said, I think I will accept a case from Apple just so that I can have the option to put on if I feel the need to, but I know I won't always keep it on.
  6. Broph macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    New Zealand
    ... Why would you not get it? Just sell it again.
  7. justiny thread starter Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    Because I don't need it. My iPhone 4 works fine without it.
  8. Block macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2007
    I already got a green one so no point in not getting a free refund on it. :rolleyes:
  9. pfft macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2009
    I went into an Apple store yesterday to purchase a bumper but they had been taken off the shelves.

    They won't SELL me one but they will GIVE me one.

    Hmmm, what a difficult choice.
  10. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    I personally don't "need" it. But when a billion dollar company does handouts, I'll take it :)
  11. spacemanspifff macrumors 6502


    Jan 23, 2010
    Nothing else I can do....

    I'll take the case/bumper as it's the only option that they offer me [and before you say take it back - i've been using iPhone since v.1 and I don't want another phone - I just want an iPhone that does not have this issue - my previous phone didn't do this, why should I accept that my brand new one does?]. I would rather have had them recall and fix the phone with some sort of invisible covering on the steel, but I guess this will have to do. I don't really want to cover up my phone with a crappy case [never had too before].

    Lastly, if in September or sooner they bring out a revised model which fixes this issue, I will be seriously pissed off!
  12. henchosbandito macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Somewhere between 10 and 11
    Ill be accepting a free one. They were extortionately overpriced as they were. It costs them about a dollar to produce (about £0.65 in UK) and £25 to buy. Its not often you get something for nothing in this world, and this time its something of value.
    Dont stare a gift horse in the mouth
  13. Mikey86uk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2010
  14. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
  15. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    I don't need it, probably won't use it very much at all, but I'm in the process of deciding which to choose. :p
  16. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    it's FREE why wouldn't I except a free hand out? I will be looking at the cases more then the bumpers though
  17. frosse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    Do you have to prove that you have the antenna issue to get a free bumper?
  18. 101AirAssault macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    No I will not take it.... I have no issues and I have integrity.
    Isn't this what a lot of people are complaining about in America? Those getting a "free" handout?

    Funny part is there is no such thing as a "free" anything. The cost will be passed onto the consumer.
  19. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    I think the people who say they wont take one because they dont need it are talking complete Bollocks IMO.

    Anyone with half a brain cell will take something for free if its worth £25. Even if you dont "need" it you get it free anyway... it does you no harm.. and you could possibly give it to someone you know or sell it on ebay then use the money to get something else instead..... like an itunes gift voucher or something.

    So thats my opinion I think 99% of people who say they wont accept a free thing are talking bollocks.

    And if someone replies and says im wrong... I dont care its my opinion so therefor is neither wrong or right....
  20. insidmal macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2010
    why would you not use a case? don't you want your phone to last? I have a case already but I'll def look and see what they have to offer.. my phone works fine but it would be nice to have options
  21. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    Yes, there will be a left handed and right handed line at the Apple stores. You will need to make an appointment. There will be a case specialist at every store who will give you the "hand-test" before distributing the case to you. These people will be specially hired. Look in your local newspaper for an application for the hand job at Apple. The test will include 4 positions. Left handed, right handed, left handed with a 1 legged stand facing east and right handed with both feet off the ground. If you pass 2 of the 4 tests you will be issued a case.
  22. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    I already had planned on buying one and already have one before the announcement.
  23. 101AirAssault macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Well you can have an opinion and still be wrong. Just because I choose not to take advantage of apple by accepting something I don't need, doesn't mean I'm talking complete Bollocks. It means my integrity is worth more to me than picking up a free bumper. Not every one in the world is looking for something for nothing. Plus it's not "free". Yes, you're not paying anything for it but apple isn't going to take this financial hit. It WILL be passed on to the consumer through higher prices on other items, but why should you worry about that.... You got your free bumper.

    I'm just glad there are people out in the world with my line of thinking. Unfortunately there are far more with your thinking and IMHO that's what's wrong with the world.
  24. anitrajw macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2008

    Oh yes I will be accepting my free bumper, although I don't need it, it is free and free is always good with me.
  25. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    Depends. If you essentially have to sign for the case as your fix (i.e. waiving any right to some future fix for this issue via warranty support) then I'll pass.

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