Wow these new Apple bumpers...

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Motionblurrr, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
    Fit tighter than before :eek:

    I picked up a blue one today and it fits much tighter--like a post-boiling fit. I very much like the larger dock opening I can use my car charger much easier now! :)

    It's still not perfect and never will be but it's nicer than before. The rubber isn't as "plasticky" as it was on the previous colored bumpers.

    Anyone get a new one yet? :D
  2. Fugue macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2011
    I am interested in picking one up for my iPhone as well. Do you think it will still scratch the steel band around the phone?
  3. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Not if you clean out any dust that collects in it every once in a while.
  4. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

    Jan 21, 2010
    Hmm sounds interesting.. Have any pics of the new bumper? Might have to check them out
  5. weisjt macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2010
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    the apple bumper is one of my favorite cases matched up with a back skin and front screen protector
  6. Motionblurrr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
    Yeah, if you clean the dust out maybe once a week by at least running your finger on the inside, you'll be golden.

    The only thing I dont like about these new ones is that the mute switch is less wide so it's harder to get to it. And the slight mismatch of the mute switch since it's for the Verizon & AT&T iPhones looks a bit weird.

    I'll try to get some pics up soon!
  7. Mac-Maine macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2010
    Bumpers are cool but I have a hard time forking over 30 bucks for that lil ring of plastic
  8. joec1101 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    I really like the new revised Apple bumper. Fit is really nice, build quality is excellent, buttons are nice and responsive, it looks very stylish and the dock connector hole is bigger so I can use it with my car's proprietary cable.

    I know a lot of people say they have a hard time paying $30.00 for a "piece of plastic", but if you take a look at this case, it really is well made. It contains three different materials - rubber, plastic and stainless steel. If you realize the manufacturing that has to go into that, the price, IMO, is justified.

    There are many other cases out there that are just single material pieces of rubber/plastic that cost the same or more than the bumper.

    It really just boils down to preference. I just really like it because the beauty of the iPhone can be seen with this case on.
  9. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Don't forget the metal buttons!
  10. clarknick67 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Yup, metal buttons is an important issue.
  11. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
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    You do realize that paying full price for a case is like those slucks that pay $1000 for an undercoat on their car, right? The total cost of one of the Apple Bumpers is under $1 and is made in a Chinese factory that pays slave labour wages. Take a look at some wholesale prices for cases.
  12. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008

    Same as your $700 iPhone that costs $150 to make...
  13. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

    Jun 27, 2010
    I know the dock opening is bigger on the new bumpers but what about the headphone opening, is it any bigger?
  14. bryne macrumors member


    Nov 12, 2010
    Los Angeles
    The headphone opening is still the same size; very snug.
  15. Gavernty macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    hahahah owned
  16. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    The new revised bumpers sound great! Quick question, has anyone from the UK recently bought a bumper and got the newer revised model or is it still the old ones?
  17. ribbon macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2010
    how do you guys know that there has been a revision on the apple bumpers? is there any "official" news from apple about this?

  18. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
  19. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2010
    and YOU do realize everything you buy has markup right? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  20. joec1101 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    *Everything* we have ever purchased has a markup. Your car, your house, your tv, etc, etc, etc. And why would you buy *any* Apple product if you believe their products are produced with slave labor? You sound like a hypocritical hater. IDK, maybe you're just trolling. Nevertheless, this thread is about the bumper, not anyone's personal opinion whether or not it is overpriced.
  21. deweyjohnson macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    good point

    good point. but you can only get i4 from apple, nowhere else. unless you switch to other smart phones. for bumpers, you can get much cheaper ones with almost the same quality as the apple bumpers. :D
  22. martynov macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2011
    Not exactly true, with the right suppliers and connections i'm more then sure you will be able to assemble your own iPhone 4. I mean i've seen all the possible parts there are out there being sold by companies, the only missing piece is the motherboard. Get your hands on that and you got your self an iPhone 4 Self Build Kit for under ~$250 lol

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