Has Apple changed the rubber on the Black Bumper?

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  1. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

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    I bought a black bumper at launch and a white one today. The white feels like a different material than black. I like it more because the rubber isn't grippy and slides out of pocket easier. It also fits the phone better. Just wondering if the new black ones are like this? Thanks.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    The Black bumper has always been different from the colored bumpers (including the white bumper)
     
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    I thought I was crazy!!!!!! yes the bumpers that are sold in the stores now feel different...less rubbery and pliable and a bit more firm...
     
  5. reebs macrumors 6502

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    There are several threads on this. Just bought a pink one and also notice the difference with the black I bought at iPhone 4 launch. It also seems like it's more resistant to picking up color. If this is the case, wondering if the white one is like this too. My old white one picked up color and dirt very easily! Also is the white a tighter fit now? Mine was loose and I had to boil it!
     
  6. greylee macrumors member

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    Mines are the same way!!! I was just wondering! i got mine white bumper today. and it totally feels different than the black bumper i had from the case program. the black one (old) is more rubber-like and softer rubber and it's loose! but this new white one has a firmer rubber and less rubbery feeling and the white bumper i just got has a firmer fit to the phone! maybe they did change the material?! i don't know. Should I go get a new black bumper? coz i like the black color better
     
  7. chanerz macrumors 6502a

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    do they feel the same now including the color ones?
     
  8. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I'll be very interested to see if this is still true a week from now, and a month out. I destroyed my first pink bumper trying to clean it; those things pick up every bit of dye and dirt, and stain permanently. If they've changed the material used, it might be worth trying again.
     
  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    what do u guys use to open the charger hole more on the bottom, so other charging cables can fit
     
  10. PhaserFuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone bought a black one in the past few weeks? I'm really curious if they're a new material too.
     
  11. reebs macrumors 6502

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    will do!
     
  12. greylee macrumors member

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    I know right?! me too very curious if they have new material for the black bumper ?! if they do i will probably get one
     

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