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Best Buy Offering Free Skins to iPhone 4 Buyers

While Apple is offering free cases to all iPhone 4 owners, Best Buy is offering its customers another free solution – a free Side Shield from invisibleSHIELD, which is a clear skin the goes over the metal band antenna.

This program will be available free of charge, including installation, to anyone who purchased or will purchase an iPhone 4 from Best Buy and will be extended to all existing Reward Zone customers, whether or not they bought their iPhone 4 from the retailer. The solution will also be available to the general public for the retail price $9.99, including installation.

"At the same time, we know that customers are always looking for ways to personalize and protect their smart phones. That's why we are so focused on having multiple options-people want to choose what's right for them."

If Apple's free cases weren't good enough, Best Buy is also offering 20 percent off of any iPhone 4 case through August 7.

  • dstln
    That's kinda nice and a good idea from a PR perspective. Especially since they're essentially free to manufacture.
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  • renniz
    I like this approach better than the bumper which hides the aluminum.
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  • porschedream
    rennizI like this approach better than the bumper which hides the aluminum.tthe bumper is more of a homebrew solution IMO, something a normal person would come up with, i cannot imagine a multinational company giving out pieces of plastic to cover up their mess, but apple has done just that
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  • eddieroolz
    Great PR for them at very little cost. I guess it helps those that actually bought this phone.
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  • drutort
    i wonder if majority of iphone 4 users even knew you could get a phone from other places then apple direct or att :P maybe now they will know LOL
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  • theuerkorn
    Good PR and certainly welcome to have a 20% discount.
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  • willgart
    is the "Blue screen" version is available??? :)
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  • @porschedream

    the bumpers were available with the iphone 4 at launch
    they werent a fix to the problem
    unless it was apple's conspiracy!
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  • rubix_1011
    This program will be available free of charge, including installation, to anyone who purchased or will purchase an iPhone 4 from Best Buy and will be extended to all existing Reward Zone customers, whether or not they bought their iPhone 4 from the retailer. The solution will also be available to the general public for the retail price $9.99

    Sooo, let me get this straight. Whether or not you bought your iphone at Best Buy, you get a free 'shield', but you could also buy one for $9.99...? I wonder which pricing option people will choose...?
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  • snowgoer1998
    Free installation? Do I understand that correctly? There are people out there that can't put a rubberband (or some type of sticker) around this phone?
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