Griffin Reveal iPhone 4=Fail

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Ferris23, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007

    This is the back of my boss's Iphone 4. Now he doesn't take the phone out to clean it, but he has only had his Iphone 4 for 1 week and 2 days.

    All those white spots you see are little gouges in the back of the phone along with scratches. I didn't take pics of the side of the phone but the antenna was just full of crap and also scratched because the case fits very loose.

    My personal opinion is unless you have a skin on the back and sides, avoid this case.

    Thought I was in the accessory forum, mods please move. Thanks!
  2. iHero macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2009
    I have this case and can't figure out what you mean...are you saying the case did all that damage? :confused:
  3. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    Yeah, don't get it. I have one of these cases that I bought until I could get a bumper. The back plastic doesn't even touch the iPhone (the case itself doesn't fit all that well IMO), so nothing is even touching on the back. Not sure how it could have done that.
  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    If it doesnt fit well then particles could get trapped in between the case and glass and then get pressed into it when pressure is applied. Make sure your case fits well. ;)
  5. BadMoon macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    I had my first iPhone 4 in one of these and it caused a few scratches on the back glass. I have my replacement in a plain black apple bumper and I am scratch free. So yes I have to aggree that the Griffin case is poo.
  6. BadMoon macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    I had one for a couple of days also. Didn't have a problem but I didn't like the look or fit. That doesn't look good. I went with the Bumper IS solution. Much better.

    Are you sure it's not the Griffen that's gouged?? It looks like it....
  8. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    I've had one since launch day. I'm on my second i4 now but neither has developed any scratches on the back at all. I do take it off say...once a week or so...and thoroughly clean both the phone and the inside of the case backing. No issues.
  9. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    Crap I posted this in the wrong forum accidentally, mods please move.

    And here I gave someone else crap earlier in another thread. lol
  10. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    Does that mean we get to say Ferris23=Fail?

  11. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
  12. BadMoon macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010

  13. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    haha Damn you. One thing I do well on this forum, is make an ass out of myself.

    Seriously though, I thought I was in the accessory forum!!!

  14. BadMoon macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    Meh no biggie. LOL! Thought it was funny. :)
  15. chrisu91 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I actually had the Reveal case for my 3GS. Never again. This exact same thing has happened to it. I cleaned the case out probably once every 3-5 days. What I'm going to do when I get my iPhone 4 is apply a protector on the back and use it with a case (looking at the Incipio Silicrylic). Sucks that that happened to a sexy new iPhone 4 :(.
  16. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    Yeah it was painful to look at. My boss doesn't seem to care at all about scratches, that would have drove me nuts.
  17. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    I remember someone saying that putting a skin on your i4 then putting it in this case was overkill.

    What do you think they have to say now?


    I feel vindicated. :)
  18. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    Some may laugh, but I had a Griffin Reveal for my 3GS for a while. I had a Wrapsol matte skin on my 3GS, then a regular skin on the back of the Reveal so it wouldn't scratch.

    How's that for overkill?

  19. loskickking23 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2008
    I had this case on my phone since the release date up until yesterday!!! My phone still looks brand new! I also took it out the case once a week to clean it! But I do that with any case... I don't trust none of em! A case won't protect ur phone from everything
  20. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    I'm with you on this one. I have the Invisible Shield plus iFrogz Luxe Lean on my iPhone4. Shameless plugin.. VERY impressed by the iFrogz Luxe Leann cases! Just stumbled upon them in BEst Buy and it's a great fit! Light weight doesn't add much bulk to the phone.
  21. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
  22. a.jfred macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I also have the case, and have had no problems with fit (if anything, I have to almost pry my phone out of it). I will concede that the dust that gets stuck back there is more visible, but add me to the list of "I've had it on my phone since day 1 with nary a scratch".
  23. hzeat macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2009
    +1. good fit, without a single scratch.
  24. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    Haha... I don't blame you. I stay away from these cases because they are prone to scratches inside and out.
  25. Hype2k2 macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    Just got it in and it fits really well looks good as well maybe because it wasn't the first ones?

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