iPhone 4 Drop Test: Apple Bumper Case

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  1. GDVI macrumors regular

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    I guarantee if you're an Apple lover (especially if you're dying to own an iPhone 4) this video will make you cringe. I did. This video DOES NOT belong to me. Full credit to 'ThatSnazzyiPhoneGuy'. Subscribe to him on Youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZba_sgnGQw&feature=sub
     
  2. astrobanana macrumors regular

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    Bumper works pretty great actually. If you're not calling from your roof for better reception, that is.
     
  3. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    posted before but by iFixyouri
    nothing new

    the only difference is that it took 3 drops from 6 feet to break the back
     
  4. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    I was expecting to be disappointed in the bumper's performance, but that video made me think otherwise. :apple:
     
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  6. GDVI thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tell me about it! Seems to be a decent case after all. :apple:
     
  7. standingquiet macrumors 6502

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    case worked great under normal conditions.

    If you drop your phone from 22ft then your a moron.
     
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    Pretty impressive actually. Still filming after 22 foot drop. I want him to try that with a Droid X...
     
  11. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    I'm 6'5" unless jr is a very tall kid, that wasn't 6'. he'd have to be about 6'3" to for that to be 6', 8' etc.. i don't buy it. It stands up fine.. i'm just saying, the heights are exaggerated.
     
  12. cecoleman macrumors regular

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    I have one on mine and actually like the look of the phone better with it on. Its a really nice, provides a great grip, and when used with a screen shield or Zagg shield on the back, you have great protection yet retain the cool look.
     
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    Great test video.

    I didn't expect it to survive that last drop, but under more realistic conditions, I was impressed. As long as it survived those first three drops between 3-8ft, I feel reassured with my launch day bumper purchase.
     
  15. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    He said in the video that he was 6'4".
    I was just about to post this. The bumper is surprisingly good.
     
  16. amazingdm macrumors 6502

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    Dont trust it
    there was another test video that showed it breaking
     
  17. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    With a sponsor like SquareTrade he'd be more likely to skew the results the other way. It's more likely that they were lucky drops, or that the other video was unlucky.
     
  18. lambo macrumors regular

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    yeah ive dropped my iphone twice and luckily the bumper has saved me!11
     
  19. neal.young macrumors member

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    That was a nice video. Really goes to show how well the bumper protects the phone. Squaretrade ads were annoying though.
     
  20. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, so I'm definitely getting a bumper now.
     
  21. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I'm going to start wearing mine again. It is definitely worth it!
     
  22. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    So, is SquareTrade the best insurance policy for the iPhone? I never bought anything (was given AppleCare at the Apple store due to a 3 hour wait because of an extremely long wait due to ATT)?

    Also, is there a difference in cost between the 16 and 32GB versions? I noticed the $94 price was for a 16BG phone. Thanks for posting this btw. Having all that glass will be tough on a fall.
     
  23. danielveeee macrumors regular

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    I dropped my phone off my lap when I got out of the car with a bumper on, maybe a two foot drop at the most and the back corner glass by the camera completely shattered. I had an invisible shield on too. I know most of you will say pictures or it didn't happen but luckily apple gave me a new one when I went in because my bumper was all scratched up and the glass had spiderwebbed right into the rubber on the bumper and pierced it..


    Take it as you want, but honestly I won't be using any of my bumpers anymore.... Incase slider :0
     
  24. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    Here is an even more incredible bumper type case with an iPhone being hurled at a wall and dropped from a second story building several times onto rocks, with no damage! It seems that this case is made of a new material that is soft and pliable but when it feels an impact, it instantly turns as hard as rock.

    Jump to 4:25 if you want to see the phone being thrown, but the whole video is pretty interesting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4uMTZWh0Rc&feature=player_embedded
     
  25. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    don't trust it? it's not like he cushioned the drops in any way
     

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