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Old 09-18-2010, 06:49 AM   #1
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Freebie Griffin case for iPhone 4 arrives

I've just had a ring on my doorbell and the postman handed me a mysterious package. I opened it to find... my freebie Griffin "gel" case for my iPhone 4. I'd completely forgotten about the free case offer for the iPhone. Seems like a very nice case, anyway!

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Old 09-18-2010, 12:11 PM   #2
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I just got around to ordering mine. Is your case the perforated one?
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:51 PM   #3
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I forget what the name of it was; it's a translucent black "gel" plastic, with a "3D" diamond pattern somehow embedded in the material itself. It's very attractive. It cover the back and sides of the phone but leaves the front free.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:25 AM   #4
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Cool. Glad to hear you like yours.

I picked the perforated one, in case it helps when charging. My 4 heats up when charging. Does yours?

I figured I'd try the perforated. I already bought a case meanwhile -- a cheapo one that protects the back, in case I wanna sell my unlocked iPhone on return to the U.S.
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I can't say that I've noticed it heating up, no!
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Now Apple needs to start giving away free cases for their defective iPod touch 4Gs.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:37 AM   #7
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In what way are they defective? I haven't read any reports of problems with them.
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In what way are they defective? I haven't read any reports of problems with them.
They're not sealed properly, so light leaks along the edge at those points (generally near the volume buttons, plus various other points). This could lead to dust and moisture seeping in. Moisture could trip Apple's sensor and void your warranty.

It's a hot topic at MacRumors Forums and has affected quite a few people. Most have been exchanging them; with some people making several exchanges. I bought a touch the other day and sure enough, it has two leaks along the edge. I will be returning it for another; and will keep exchanging until I get one that doesn't leak.
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I can't say that I've noticed it heating up, no!
Hmm. Mine might be a dud.

I'll wait till the hubbub dies down and go to an Apple store and see what they say if I plug it in and it heats up with them around. The phones are new where I am, and people are still waiting for theirs. I wanna be able to get a replacement quickly if needed. It works fine otherwise. No death-grip experiences so far.

When I went to buy a cheapo case, the clerk suggested a perforated one, because she said the 4 heated up. I didn't think much of her comment, and didn't find out till I started using it that it actually heated up. It's not on fire, lol, but definitely warm-to-hot.
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I am trying to decide what sort of belt holster/pouch to get for my iphone4. It has a protective hard cover on it already, so the pouch needs to be wide enough to suit the added width of the protective case.
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They're not sealed properly, so light leaks along the edge at those points (generally near the volume buttons, plus various other points). This could lead to dust and moisture seeping in. Moisture could trip Apple's sensor and void your warranty.

It's a hot topic at MacRumors Forums and has affected quite a few people. Most have been exchanging them; with some people making several exchanges. I bought a touch the other day and sure enough, it has two leaks along the edge. I will be returning it for another; and will keep exchanging until I get one that doesn't leak.
I got a Touch last week. No leaks that I can tell.

I'm bought mine in Asia, where I am for months.

There are loads of cheap cases here, in every imaginable style. Unless I want a name-brand one, I can find cases for iPhone and Touch for about 4 or 5 bucks USD. I just bought a better one for my iPhone today -- a smoke-colored rubbery one, with a woven-leather appearance -- it cost less than $5. Several people were in line because the sales guy was applying a screen protector for a customer. I left money and didn't wait for change, which would've amounted to 25 cents US.
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