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Zagg invisibleshield vs gelaskins for iphone

I have tried both a gelaskin and zagg invisibleshield skin for the iPhone 4 and the difference is astounding!

The gelaskin is nicer to look at, but offers only the most basic of scratch protection.

If you are really worried about scratching your phone the invisibleshield is the one to go for, it covers more of the phone, it’s slightly thicker, basically indestructible and when fitted correctly is pretty much invisible!

When you first fit the invisibleshield it looks like total crap, smeared and a few bubbles etc, but after leaving it to settle in for a day or two all the bubbles disappear to leave your phone fully protected but without close inspection looking like it just came out of the box!

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iphone 4 bumper can damage your phone!

I got a shiny new iPhone 4 just after launch, and like most people suffered from a loss of signal strength. So apple sent free of charge a rubber and plastic trim for the edge of the phone they call a ‘bumper’.

So I fitted the bumper to my phone and it certainly cured the signal problem, all sorted I thought.

A couple of days ago I removed the bumper having not touched it for about 3 months and imagine my surprise to find that tiny particles of dirt had worked their way under the bumper and had badly scratched the aluminium edge of the phone!

I call ed apple customer service and explained the problem, I was told…

“I’ve never heard of that happening before…”

Which I suspect is a standard answer and total bullshit as there are hundreds of examples of this on the Internet!

Today I took my phone to an apple store and they swapped it without batting an eyelid, also confirming that they are well aware of this problem.

At least they swapped the phone but now I won’t be using the bumper/scratcher so I am looking for another solution to apple’s design balls up.

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