Griffin Reveal iPhone 4=Fail

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  1. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Yes
     
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Does that mean we get to say Ferris23=Fail?

    ;)
     
  11. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  12. BadMoon macrumors 6502

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    LOL!
     
  13. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    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!!!

    :D
     
  14. BadMoon macrumors 6502

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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

    Nothing.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  22. a.jfred macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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