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After one week with the (white) bumper case on my iPhone 4, the plastic has cracked on all four outer corners (straight across the curved edges hairline cracks). I just noticed this today. I have kept the case on my phone since I received it and never have dropped the phone with the case on. Anyone else experience this with a bumper?

EDIT: Added pictures, a few are hard to see because they are like I said hairline cracks.







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yikes... that's not good. (i just ordered one -black- last night via the free bumper one), have you contacted apple ?

keep us posted..

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yikes... that's not good. (i just ordered one -black- last night via the free bumper one), have you contacted apple ?

keep us posted..
No, not yet. I just noticed it about ten minutes ago. I first thought it was dirt, but no they are hairline cracks. It has only been in room temperature conditions (60-65 degrees) so it can't be due to temperature.
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that is not good...


especially since i expect i may have to remove mine on a regular bases since i got the Apple dock for the iPhone 4.

knowing Apple, they won't give you a hard time, you may have to wait for it though since the demand seems to be pretty high :}

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I think they are all like that. I noticed it in the store as well. Dare I say: Non-issue. Hold it in a different way?

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I think they are all like that. I noticed it in the store as well. Dare I say: Non-issue. Hold it in a different way?
So I guess Apple will tell me they are the separators that allow the plastic to breathe and that it is genius engineering?
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All joking aside, when I bought mine, I had about 7 or 8 of them on the wall in black and white. Every white one I looked at had the cracks/seams/whatever. I didn't check the black ones. I mentioned it to the Apple salesperson and she looked puzzled and shrugged after checking them as well. I needed a bumper and they were only lasting about an hour each day they came in stock. She didn't seem worried, though she did seem a bit surprised. I assumed they were made that way for expansion, or to keep them from breaking in a jagged manner if twisted. Then again, maybe someone sat on a whole big box of them in the warehouse they ship them from. Go figure!

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I think they are all like that. I noticed it in the store as well. Dare I say: Non-issue. Hold it in a different way?
"You are holding it wrong" "You are also looking at it wrong" !

The holes let in the AT&T Signal!

Sorry, needed a laugh.
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I noticed these small lines in the picture of the white bumper in the free case program app. I can't say whether or not they were actual cracks or just seams from them being made but I did notice lines like I see in your pictures. Are they really straight cracks or do they look like smooth cuts maybe made that way to allow some flexibility so it wouldn't crack since the plastic is so thin. Please keep us posted if you talk to Apple about this. I ordered the belkin clear case from the free case app, but I am interested in also getting a bumper.
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Hey man. Every time you laugh at Apple, a beautiful little cherub loses his wings! LOL
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Weird. Mines fine and I remove it from the phone a few times a week.

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I think they are all like that. I noticed it in the store as well. Dare I say: Non-issue. Hold it in a different way?
whahahhahaha.... niiiice :}


(hoping mine won't have it.. i'm very particular :}

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Looks like a mould line to me, not a crack.
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The holes let in the AT&T Signal!
LOLOL..........LOLOLOLOL...hahaha

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Man.....not even one "Well you shouldn't have been tossing it around" or something to that effect. Congrats on not getting attacked, called a liar, etc.
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