Why Did You Get A Bumper?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by JoJoCal19, Jul 2, 2010.

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What is the primary reason you got a bumper?

  1. To avoid/solve the antenna gripping issue.

    9 vote(s)
    11.0%
  2. To help protect against potential breakage if dropped.

    34 vote(s)
    41.5%
  3. To help protect against scratches from setting it down.

    20 vote(s)
    24.4%
  4. To add grip to the phone.

    14 vote(s)
    17.1%
  5. Other: Please post your reason.

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

    JoJoCal19

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    #1
    I had refused to get a bumper to avoid any potential antenna issues (mine only drops 1 or 2 bars) just on the basis that I should not have to pay more money to avoid the issue. I also didnt like the idea of paying $30 for a rubberband.

    Well when I drive I keep the phone on my right leg and thie iPhone 4 is too slick so it would always slide around. I also dont like setting it down on some surfaces and risking getting more than the 2 ultra fine and barely visible scratches I have now.

    So I relented and purchased a white bumper last night. I actually can't wait to get it.

    So why did you all decide to get a bumper?
     
  2. JoJoCal19 thread starter macrumors 65816

    JoJoCal19

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  3. Fiss macrumors newbie

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    my main reason for getting one is the camera lens wouldnt get scratched. It sits flush with the back so that was a concern.
     
  4. BearsFan34 macrumors regular

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    #4
    Got a bumper on the 24th because I wanted something, and there was pretty much nothing else at the Apple Store. I had the money saved anyway. Quite happy with it so far.
     
  5. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    according to the Apple sales kid today he said "...bumpers are only for dressing up your phone and solving the reception problem..."
     
  6. ihonda macrumors 68000

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  7. Opie macrumors 6502a

    Opie

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    A combination of reasons. Mainly because its as close to naked as I will get. The invisible shield plus the bumper is great for me.
     
  8. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty much all of the above... protects, antenna issue, and because no case shows off the look of the iphone 4 like bumper.
     
  9. Aeroflux macrumors member

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    #9
    Using the bumper with invisible skin front/back as well. Mainly it's for safety concerns, but the antenna issue did seem to lessen with the bumper. The signal is still all over the map though. I walked out of my campus building one night and discovered (for the first time in four years) I didn't have service.

    I'll probably upgrade the bumper to a full case...the camera lenses are unprotected, which eats at me every waking moment...just waiting for that stray grain of sand to grind a chasm into one of them. Or both...egads! :eek:
     
  10. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    I agree with some previous posters -- I wanted something for the time being. I also think it adds to the grip. Happy with it & my Wrapsol Ultra so far. :cool:
     
  11. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    Basically, that seems to be how Apple in general sees them. From the product description on their website:

    Nothing about protection or anything of that sort. :rolleyes:
     

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