by Joe White
October 1, 2010
Apple's Case Program, which gave iPhone 4 owners a free case for their handsets, ended yesterday. The hugely popular program was launched to combat the antennagate saga, but it did come with a set lifespan. While a revised iPhone 4 hasn't yet been announced, Apple's Case Program did come to an expected end yesterday. Could this mean that iPhone Bumpers are ready to return to Apple Store shelves? As 9to5Mac reports, this is indeed the case (excuse the pun). According to a source on the inside, Apple Stores will resume selling iPhone Bumpers from Friday October 1st (today). They'll retail for $29.00, and all colors will be available to purchase, providing your local store is well stocked. Obviously, the big positive here is the choice of colors. The downside is the price you're going to have to pay for an iPhone Bumper that, until yesterday, was free. Personally, I'm not convinced the price matches the quality. I received a Bumper through Apple's Case Program; it has scratched my iPhone, and the Bumper itself is wearing away. Hardly worth $29.00, if you ask me.