A brief drop test video posted online shows that Apple’s Bumper cases for the iPhone 4 offer little more protection than carrying the device bare. The video shows a man dropping the iPhone, encased in a Bumper, from roughly ear height multiple times until damage is visible. Mac Rumors notes that with the iPhone 4 inside the Bumper, it took three drops before the front glass cracked, the same number it took to break a bare iPhone 4. While Apple’s Bumper case has proven to be beneficial in dealing with the phone’s reception issues, it appears to offer little in the way of drop protection for users worried about potential damage.
Video shows Apple Bumper no help on drops
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.