These are IDENTICAL to the Apple Bumper

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by orange42, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    If anyone is debating buying an Apple bumper for $30, I suggest you don't. I got a few of these on eBay recently and they are literally identical and 1/15th the price. http://www.ebay.com/itm/260884641397?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    I don't even really use one anymore cause I like my Elago slim case better, or no case at all, but the only down side to these seems to be that the white rubber gets dirty.

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    Apple on left, bootleg on right.

    I am not affiliated with this eBay account at all. Just trying to help.
     
  2. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Well thank you, just what I needed. I still experiencing a few dropped calls/no service sign with my iPhone 4S, smart antenna, huh? :rolleyes:

    So yes, I need an elegant solution for this, a bumper would be perfect and minimalist solution. Me too think that Apple iPhone Bumper is friggin overpriced at $29.00 for a lousy bumper is crazy even with the Apple Tax.

    So thank you again :)
     
  3. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the tip! :)

    Is there any way to make the bumper white again after it gets stained from blue jeans?
     
  4. DerekTS macrumors regular

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    They are not identical to the Apple bumpers. You can clearly tell in the picture you posted that the bumper is rubber around the headphone jack, whereas the Apple bumpers are completely plastic around that area.
     
  5. Superbbrr macrumors member

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    I've been buying these for years on eBay.

    Just so sad whenever I'm at an apple store and see yuppies buying $30 pieces of rubber.
     
  6. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I have a couple of genuine Apple bumper for sale for $18.00 including shipping. Apple Care wasn't able to issue me a credit for Apple Care I purchased from an Amazon seller since they are a 3rd party seller, so Apple let me order certain amount of accessories for free. PM me if you're interested.
     
  7. orange42 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Umm... no. As stated, the one on the left is Apple. Where do you see a difference?
    Really I don't understand how they get away with robbery like that. No case should be $30 let alone one that has so much less material and just wraps around the band.
     
  8. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    OP, I think you'll get a lot more help and feedback in the Accessories subforum.
     
  9. orange42 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I'm not looking for help but I was actually gonna post it in there but forgot because I hate that forum and never check it.
     

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