New Apple bumper is superior build quality!

alexjholland

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Hey

Last weekend I took my sister into town to buy a 4S and an incase candyshell. Whilst there, I mentioned to the 'genius' that (as much as I like Apple's products), the bumper I had bought for my iPhone 4 earlier this year was pretty badly designed, wore apart quickly and was overpriced.

He gave me a brand new one, with the universal-size hole for both iPhone 4 and 4S. Both the old and new are white; to go on my black iPhone 4 - but it seems the new one is different.

Aside from the gray rubber strip being lighter (even accounting for discolouration) it seems to be made of a much denser, harder rubber than the original bumper's rubber rim, which was soft and frayed away.

In short, it looks crisper, whiter and I am confident it will last better than the original bumper!

Has anyone else noted this?
 

stcizzle

macrumors regular
May 20, 2011
225
10
NH, USA
I'm sure you'll still enjoy your greenish-yellowish accessory in 2 months and then justify spending another 30 bucks in 4 months.

No wonder some of us are buying 150 dollar aluminum cases once to last until the iPhone 5 comes out.

Sorry for the sarcasm but in all honesty, Apple expects you to buy the latest and greatest gadget unless u are buying a laptop or desktop or an item over 600 bucks, so they don't really care if the accessories for the cheaper gadgets that cost only pennies to them last only 4 months. The way they look at it is you'll buy 3 or 4 of them before you buy your next iPhone. an extra 100+ bucks per customer.
 

LMD75

macrumors 6502
Oct 5, 2010
317
1
Does this revised bumper have updated better /softer material on the inside?
 
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