“Much has been made of the iPhone 4’s antenna woes and whether or not a bare-handed grip will send you spiraling into no-signal limbo. Even if you are not the type to normally consider a case for your new iPhone, reading those reports might give you second thoughts,” Aurich Lawson reports for Ars Technica. “While the third party market is quickly stepping up to provide options, the obvious first choice is the Apple Bumper case. Minimal and Apple-engineered, what could go wrong?”
“It feels a little cheap in your hand and doesn’t snap as closely as you might like, but there’s nothing inherently wrong with it—that is, until you see the price,” Lawson reports. “Apple sells the Bumpers in six colors for a wince-inducing $29 each. For this kind of quality and utility you should get all six colors for the price. Even for those used to paying the ‘Apple tax,’ this feels like a rip-off.”
Lawson reports, “If Apple ever decided to sell the Bumpers in a pack like it used to do with the old iPod socks, it wouldn’t be a bad way to switch up your phone colors on a whim. Until then, buyer beware: you need to really want one in order to feel satisfied with the purchase.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’ve been saying that price is a rip-off since we first saw these Apple Bumpers and, regardless of the company that’s trying to sell them, we agree completely with Lawson’s assessment and reiterate our buying advice: At the current price, look elsewhere for iPhone 4 case and/or unintended attenuation protection.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]