iPhone 4 Bumpers back to $29--will Apple's PR nightmare resurface?

Summary:Apple's free case offer has come and gone. Will new iPhone 4 owners fork over cash for a case, or deal with the death grip?

If you were hoping to get a free case with the purchase of a new iPhone 4, your hopes are going to be dashed. According to appadvice, some Apple stores have begun restocking the bumper and are again charging $29 for it, now that the free bumper offer from Apple has come and gone.

When the bumper first showed up I thought that it was way overpriced. I still feel that way, though I have been using one on my phone since its arrival and it has even saved my iPhone more than once.

I have to wonder if Apple stopping its free case offer is going to cause the company another PR nightmare. After all, as far as I know the company hasn't redesigned the iPhone 4 since antennagate, and if I use my phone without the bumper on it, I'm still able to death grip it, and cause the call to disconnect.

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones


With more than fifteen years of mobile, Internet and wireless experience, Joel specializes in taking existing brands, technologies and services into the mobile and wireless space. Joel is currently the Vice President of Strategy Integration for Mobiquity, an enterprise-class mobile solutions provider. Prior to Mobiquity, Evans was Managin... Full Bio

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