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    Apple - iPhone 4 - Case Program


    Follow these steps to apply for a Bumper or case.

    Download the iPhone 4 Case Program app from the App Store. Launch the app on your iPhone 4 and sign in using your iTunes Store account or Apple ID. Select your Bumper or case. For iPhone 4 purchases made before July 23, 2010, you must apply no later than August 22, 2010; otherwise, you must apply within 30 days of your iPhone 4 purchase. To qualify for this program, you must purchase your iPhone 4 by September 30, 2010.
    The following cases are available

    Apple Bumper
    Incase Snap Case (Smoke/Clear)
    Belkin Shield Micra (Clear)
    Griffin Motif (Smoke)
    Griffin Reveal Etch (Black/Black Graphite)
    Speck Fitted Case (Black Tartan)
    Speck PixelSkin HD (Black)

    For those that had previously bought an Apple bumper, refunds for them began yesterday

    If you bought from Apple
    We will give you a full refund for your previously purchased iPhone 4 Bumper, including any taxes and shipping fees.

    Credit card
    We have already refunded your account. It may take up to one billing cycle for the refund to appear.
    Apple Retail Store customers, check the status of your refund

    Cash, check, or gift card at an Apple Retail Store
    Return to the store with your receipt by September 30, 2010, to get your refund.

    Gift card on the Apple Online Store
    We’ll automatically mail you a new gift card for the refund amount.

    If you bought from an AT&T Store
    We’ll reimburse you for the purchase price of your iPhone 4 Bumper. Just fill out this rebate coupon and mail it to us by September 30, 2010. We’ll send your rebate as soon as we pro
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4 Case Program started by Happy Noodle Boy View original post
    Comments 173 Comments
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Apparently those getting the bumper refund can also download the app and get an extra case for free since it doesn't appear to check if you gotten a refund, it just checks if the particular iPhone 4 has ordered a case.
    1. blackhaT's Avatar
      blackhaT -
      I hope T-Mobile gets the iPhone before September 30th :
    1. oahz's Avatar
      oahz -
      So guys, I noticed something interesting. I bought 2 bumpers a few weeks ago from an Apple retail store. One was for me, one was for a friend. Today I saw that a refund has already been automatically processed. However, I'm still able to order another free case through the iPhone app.

      This makes sense seeing as how the retail purchase is in no way tied to my iPhone or my iTunes account. I did pay with the same credit card I use for my iTunes account so technically they could trace that back to me but I guess they don't want to deal with all that. Apple is keeping it simple: automatically refund all retail purchases, and give a free bumper per iPhone. I happen to fall into both those categories so I'm double dipping. Although I don't foresee that having a few more people getting an extra $1 case is gonna put a dent on their earnings.

      Ok, I just noticed noodleboy's post after typing this.
    1. cdx454's Avatar
      cdx454 -
      Order mine: )
    1. Kenny3Stacks's Avatar
      Kenny3Stacks -
      Ordered a black bumper for the hell of it. I already got my free case from BoxWave and a skin protector on the front.
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      whoops , is there a way to cancel my bumper i just selected lol.

      rather do the att rebate instead

      http://images.apple.com/iphone/case-..._Rebate_v3.pdf

      EDIT nm , fine print got me.
      only applies to bumper.
      carry on !
    1. qgshadow's Avatar
      qgshadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Why is the App only available from the American App Store, don't Canadians get free bumpers too?
      Maybe because the Iphone4 isnt out in canada yet? what a dumb question.
    1. name00's Avatar
      name00 -
      Man. So many cases idk which one im gonn get
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Everyone ordering bumpers - just be aware that you will only be able to fit Apple headphones, the hole is minimal. Also, I'd recommend getting a rear clear shield to avoid scratches. No dock support either. Bumpers have got pretty bad reviews regarding accessories and protection:

      Sold for $29, this “case” is really just two types of plastic—one matte rubber, one glossy hard plastic—wrapped around the metal edge of the iPhone 4. It creates major accessory incompatibilities and offers no protection for the iPhone 4’s back, unlike all of the other cases above. Though we like its looks, we wouldn’t recommend this one.
      Apple iPhone 4 Case Program - Here Are The Best + Worst Picks | iLounge Backstage
    1. blainesill's Avatar
      blainesill -
      I went with the Griffin Reveal Etch.

      I was originally going to get a Bumper with a carbon fiber back, but this is even better.
    1. oahz's Avatar
      oahz -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      Everyone ordering bumpers - just be aware that you will only be able to fit Apple headphones, the hole is minimal. Also, I'd recommend getting a rear clear shield to avoid scratches. No dock support either. Bumpers have got pretty bad reviews regarding accessories and protection:
      Although some headphones have fit issues, not all do. My Shure e4g in-ear headphones have a standard 90 degree plug and fits just fine. Very snug fit but it fits.

      I feel bad for thought, for the people that bought an Apple dock for $30 only to find that it doesn't fit the bumper. Will be annoying as hell to take it on off every time which pretty much defeats the convenience of a dock.

      Also, with the bumper, I found that some car chargers, like the one I bought from Kensington for my 3GS, do not fit. The dock connector on my car charger is just slightly bulkier I guess. Luckily, it's a two piece car charger and I can just replace the cable it came with with a regular iPhone usb cable.
    1. cartman13's Avatar
      cartman13 -
      See? this really was just a "software fix"! LOL
    1. GranDaddyPurp's Avatar
      GranDaddyPurp -
      i just put my order in for the bumper but now I'm thinking about the Griffin Reveal case lol. Maybe I'll just buy it from best buy
    1. Xtremeiphone's Avatar
      Xtremeiphone -
      just ordered the belkin clear case. Looks better than apple's bumper.
    1. iPhone4 Master's Avatar
      iPhone4 Master -
      i got 3 iphones same itunes account
      i ordered one iphone 4 bumper on one of my iphones
      im trying to order the second one on the second iphone and its saying "We are unable to process the request. Please try again later." is this because the server is full or something?
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      im leaning towards getting the belkin sheild because the speck pixelskin has a design on the back which i hate and the griffin reveal seems to have some bad reviews the griffin motif also as a desgin on the back which looks bad and the incase doesnt cover the whole phone unlike the belkin which does and the bumper doesnt protect the whole phone either so i think i might go with belkin because its clear and offers good protection in my opinion
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Quote Originally Posted by weazle23 View Post
      Awesome that was easy enough. To bad it says 3-5 weeks for delivery. Probably going to be shipping out alot though
      I ordered the white bumper on July 4 and it said 3 weeks before shipment. It actually shipped July 15. These will probably ship before 5 weeks. Apple is just setting expectations.
    1. nyrajputz's Avatar
      nyrajputz -
      I ordered my black bumper at 925am est and I just got an email from apple that it ships August 27 and arrives September 1. What the hell!!!
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      im leaning towards getting the belkin sheild because the speck pixelskin has a design on the back which i hate and the griffin reveal seems to have some bad reviews the griffin motif also as a desgin on the back which looks bad and the incase doesnt cover the whole phone unlike the belkin which does and the bumper doesnt protect the whole phone either so i think i might go with belkin because its clear and offers good protection in my opinion
      Im leaning toward the Belkin Clear Case as well - does anybody know if a bestskinsever would fit underneath? Looks like itd be to snug in that case I wouldnt want it. Anybody know?
    1. rugbrn's Avatar
      rugbrn -
      am I the only one getting this: