"Bumper" cases priced at $29 for the iPhone 4 protects its sides only

As the Apple iPhone 4 took center stage at the WWDC 2010 keynote, the many attendees were probably at awe as the world witnessed the unveiling of the highly anticipated smartphone. The design of the iPhone 4 differentiates itself totally from previous incarnations as it lays claim to the title as the world's thinnest smartphone. Interestingly enough, Apple will also be launching these “bumper” cases that essentially wrap around the handset's stainless steel frame – to protect or cushion the handset at it bumps into things. However, they don't completely cover the phone as the rear is exposed to the world – one would think that the handset's outer glass exterior would be durable enough to withstand the elements. In addition, there are cutouts on the left hand side of the case to accommodate the associated buttons on the iPhone 4. These “bumper” cases will come in six colorful flavors to match your style and will cost you $29 a piece.

Apple iPhone 4 Specifications

source: MacRumors via Gizmodo



1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Rip off. I'll just get a real case or invisishield

4. deeoh1084

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

i AGREE!!!

2. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I understand why they are doing this. People always find cases that can cover the whole phone, but as everyone probably has felt before, it kinda ruins the design of the phone when it can't be shown since it's always in a case. Thats why people risk taking it out of the case so they can show off how nice the phone is, but becomes completely unprotected. This gives that option if you want to buy this case, which I would probably do if I decided to buy the phone. I mean, come on, its the iPhone. We all know how many effin accessories are gonna be made in China lol.

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

i am concerned about the glass. now its like having screens on both sides of the device. i would be inclined to get a case that covers the back. i wonder if cases along with the previous backing on the 3G and 3GS were affecting the reception...

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