Want a Free Color Case from Apple? WAIT!

DJUK

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Jul 23, 2010
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I just got off the phone from Apple Customer Service and I simply asked why the color bumpers were not available. I won't say the guy's name in case, but he told me that the cases available now is NOT THE FULL LIST of cases and that all of them will be completely listed in a few hours. Just wanted to give the tip!
 

ijen0311

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Jul 4, 2009
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confirmed?

sounds just like all the folks who said the white phone was coming soon. ;)
 

bababoey14

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I just got off the phone from Apple Customer Service and I simply asked why the color bumpers were not available. I won't say the guy's name in case, but he told me that the cases available now is NOT THE FULL LIST of cases and that all of them will be completely listed in a few hours. Just wanted to give the tip!
Hmmm well that is butch stuff by apple if true. When you start the program the list should be complete...shady. Regardless...I ordered 2 hours ago and have to wait till SEPTEMBER 8th to get my case.....very poor apple...sad indeed
 

xtend

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Oct 14, 2009
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thats bogus!

why would they do that.. it'll cause mayhem once other colors are in and some want to cancel their black order :rolleyes:
 

skiltrip

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I just got off the phone from Apple Customer Service and I simply asked why the color bumpers were not available. I won't say the guy's name in case, but he told me that the cases available now is NOT THE FULL LIST of cases and that all of them will be completely listed in a few hours. Just wanted to give the tip!
Not sure if I buy this, BUT... it sort of makes sense as there are probably a lot more black cases and they wanted to make a dent in them before unleashing everything. But again, you're gonna have pissed off people again. lol.

With Apple, it NEVER pays to be the first one on board. Patience will reward you.
 

DJUK

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Jul 23, 2010
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i wouldnt say confirmed but i will call back in a few to check again because it does depend on who you talk to. Not all of the staff there have the same answer!
 

iphone1105

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Oct 8, 2009
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I don't by this, but you never know. Doesn't make sense to update their free cases, I think they just want people to have them and just shut up already
 

TonyC28

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WTH...I ordered a black one cause I thought they were only offering black. If they add more colors I hope they allow me to change my order. My estimated shipping date is over a month away so that shouldn't be a problem
 

ljx718

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Dec 13, 2008
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WTH...I ordered a black one cause I thought they were only offering black. If they add more colors I hope they allow me to change my order. My estimated shipping date is over a month away so that shouldn't be a problem
Is it honestly a big deal? I don't care what apple does. I just hate ppl that complian so much. Reception problem - " I want a free case!" ok you get a free case - " why do we have to wait a week to order!?" cases are up to order -" wtf there's only black" shipping is 3 -5 weeks- "I can't believe my case is going to take till September!

there will be color cases later on- " why is apple the devil and not let me pick the color of my FREE case? I want to return it now!"

I hope you never get yours.
 

livingonvideo13

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Jun 19, 2009
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Don't believe it.

If Apple did this, then there would be all the whiners trying to call them up to change their free black bumper to some other color resulting in more headaches and time wasted.

I could be wrong. I was once.

I figured I might was well order my free black bumper ASAP to get it faster because if you order tomorrow, you are going to be waiting a while for your case/bumper to show up and then you will be whining even more.
 

ultravioletfly

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My hunch is that Apple has their supplier churning out more lines (black) of bumpers as fast as possible by switching all the super-duper color injectors to black. For now, that might be their shot at meeting as much demand as possible. Have a crapload of black bumpers, which I might argue is the more popular choice, and not have to worry about over-producing the other colors.
 

TonyC28

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Is it honestly a big deal? I don't care what apple does. I just hate ppl that complian so much. Reception problem - " I want a free case!" ok you get a free case - " why do we have to wait a week to order!?" cases are up to order -" wtf there's only black" shipping is 3 -5 weeks- "I can't believe my case is going to take till September!

there will be color cases later on- " why is apple the devil and not let me pick the color of my FREE case? I want to return it now!"

I hope you never get yours.
Your opinion is noted. But I must dash your hopes because I will definitely get mine. All I said was that I hope they allow me to change my order, and I think they will.
 

malnar

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Aug 20, 2008
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I am amazing that it takes them so long to make bumpers. How long does it take?

They are cranking out iPhone 4s faster than bumpers.

The bumper is just a single piece of rubber.

That Don't Make No Sense!
Um, it's plastic surrounded by rubber, with metal button covers built into it. Not just a simple rubber case. It's actually a very high quality case. I really don't get the bumper bashing.
 

livingonvideo13

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Jun 19, 2009
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Um, it's plastic surrounded by rubber, with metal button covers built into it. Not just a simple rubber case. It's actually a very high quality case. I really don't get the bumper bashing.

Thanks for the info. I have not seen one in person so did not know that.

Even though bumpers are meant to be bashed (that was the original reason anyway) nobody is bashing.

My statement still stands though that they are cranking out iPhone 4 faster than bumpers.
 

MisterDisney

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Jun 20, 2010
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Makes sense, especially if they run low of a particular style and need to add something else. It even says "subject to change and availability."
 

rans0m00

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Jun 21, 2010
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Unless its an item being removed because of such demand I doubt they will add any new cases. Most people will just grab what they are offered in hopes of beating the rush so maybe they will get theirs before the end of time. Wish they had offered colored bumpers but instead went with the speck tartan. By the time it gets here if I decide I hate it I am sure there will be more options to buy a case at which time I might do that.