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Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by matt15f, Jun 28, 2010.
Seems like it is only a fix for the reception issue
Yeah that's all it's for is the reception issue. Has no other purpose... Reception only... That's why they made it to help with reception
It will also help if you drop your phone.
I think the rubberized material will help it absorb impact when it is dropped. I won't be testing this though.
Actually, it has a turbo button on the side. When you push the turbo button, it makes the phone go 10 times as fast. I don't know why Apple isn't publicizing it more. I guess they wanted it to be a surprise.
That's quite a bargain for $29. Had it been just a rubber bumper, it would have been over-priced . . . .
I'm hoping that it will catch dust and pocket lint between the phone and the bumper. I'm thinking that if I can be diligent with rotating which pocket I keep the phone in, I can pretty well keep them lint free. ... fingers crossed...
The bumper contains less than one dollars worth of material & manufacturing costs. Thus it's primary purpose is further enhancing Apples profit. Secondarily it mitigates the antenna issue to a certain degree.
It protects the iPhone 4 and makes Apple a buttload of money.
x = bumper = rubber + buttons = $1 materials
y = = greedy
z = functionality = $ for + reception fix
x + y + z = scam
I drew up this system of equations to show Apple's new iPlan.
It makes the phone easier to grip and also makes it stable on slippery surfaces. Also holds the screen above whatever surface the phone is on so the glass is protected from scrapes on hard surfaces. I'm liking mine just fine.
apples evil plans
step 1: release bumpers
From what i can gather, (i just got mine) it doesn't server a purpose other than right now its fixing my antenna issue and will probably end up scratching my phone more than protecting it. Thanks random dirt!
It's ovbious that apple knew about the problem. Maybe too late into the production (most likely, however I wonder why an engineer didn't point out the possible problem sooner) of Steve was too stubborn to change anything and threw a tantrum (not likely)
They were then stuck with a phone they knew was having signal
issues if you hold your phone like a human at all, either redesign the phon, which could of potentially been up in the millions of pounds to do, ovbiously depending on how far along they were; or they could bring out their first ever 'case' for seemingly no reason and then push it as much a they could at the conference.
This will ovbiously be incorrect if the problem is FIXED with a software update, and I mean fixed, not hidden.
for those of you who have the bumper already, does it get stuck in your pocket because of the rubber? I know I bought a full body rubber case for my 3G 2 years ago and I ended up getting rid of it because it always got stuck.
I love the bumper. It feels very nice in the hand and I believe it will protect the glass pretty well. I say this because I broke my iPhone 3G screen twice and both times it landed on an edge. I'm pretty sure that having rubber there to absorb the shock would have kept it from breaking both times.
I haven't noticed any sticking.
If you have the bumper you won't scratch your phone when you set it down on a table.
I paid $30, thought about selling it for $50 but kept it. $30 is a lot for a piece of plastic and rubber, however it probably costs as much to make as any other case $.05.
I picked up my bumper on launch day and have been using it since then. It's nice having something protecting the phone, while still making it look good.
Rubber = 'Protection' (of the casual encounters kind )
Does reduced functionality count? It gimps the headphone socket and makes the mute button a pain to access.
It does however add the ability to make phone calls.
it protects the SS from getting scratched at least! They sent me mine for free so it was worth the $
also have no issue with my headphones or reaching the mute button. In fact I actually like it being harder to put it on mute. My 3gs used to switch on it's own all the time
No way, you mean they aren't breaking even on the deal? Every case manufacturer is making a killing, you think iSkins, inCase, Belkin really spend anymore than $1 or so on manufacturing or materials? Vaja Cases sell for a few hundred usually, they are made in Brazil out of nice leather... but cost probably $3-5 per case manufacturing wise.
Hows it make the mute button a pain to access? They made a huge hole for it just as all other cases have... maybe you have HUGE fingernails?
The rubber bumper is going to scratch your phone how exactly? It protects the sides from falls, and its raised around the edge on both sides to avoid it from making contact when you set it down on a table or another surface, which avoids scratching.