The First Apple iPhone 4G Cases Announced And Shipping


Apple accessories industry veteran Tim Hickman announced today the launch of Gumdrop Cases, a mobile accessories brand dedicated to the active youth lifestyle market. Gumdrop Cases is now shipping two lines of 4G iPhone cases, in anticipation of Apple’s 4G iPhone / iPhone HD announcement today, with two others shipping soon. Check this out.

Air Shell Case


Amazingly thin and light polycarbonate with colors inspired by a sandy paradise gives your iPhone 4G the beach babe vibe. The snap-on Air Shell Case is so light, you won’t even know it’s there.

Form-fitting, super-light polycarbonate body
Lustrous pearl colors
Snap-on design for dummy-proof installation
Access to all media controls

$34.95 – Shipping Late June


“The Gumdrop Cases product lines were inspired and created specifically for an active youth lifestyle that’s heavily influenced by surfer, skater, and motocross fashions,” said Tim Hickman, CEO of Gumdrop Cases. “With the 4G iPhone becoming popular with younger, more casual consumers, we see a great opportunity to not only reach out to existing iPhone accessory retailers, but also into alternative retailers like local surf and skate shops and outdoor sports retailers. We’re super pumped to be the first company with the new iPhone 4G/iPhone HD cases actually for sale!”


Air Shell Case


The Skater Nation Air Shell Case features a super-light, snap-on polycarbonate body in colors that will match your shoes and board without looking like you tried too hard. It’s so light, you’ll forget your iPhone 4G is in your pocket…that is, until you’re posting your 10-foot air to YouTube. iPhone HD

Form-fitting, super-light polycarbonate body
Soft touch, secure-grip texture
Snap-on design for dummy-proof installation
Access to all media controls media controls

$34.95 – shipping late June 2010

Gumdrop Skin


Form-fitting silicone takes on Gumdrop design in this wave-crushing, boardwalk-cruising, crab-shack-lounging iPhone case. No other iPhone 4G accessory embodies the laid back lifestyle of a sun-and-surf worshipper like the Gumdrop Case.

Form-fitting, lightweight silicone skin offers scratch resistance and shock-absorption
Access to all media controls
Gumdrop textured surface

$29.95 – Shipping Now

Moto Skin


Combining silicone shock absorption with ruggedly rough style, the Moto Case delivers where other iPhone 4G cases fall short. Inspired by motocross tire tread patterns, this form-fitting skin won’t weigh you down, but it has enough padding to shield against dirt and minor wipeouts.

Shock absorbing, form-fitting silicone skin for solid performance
Access to all media controls for total functionality
Motocross tread pattern for enhanced grip surface

$29.95 – Shipping Now


Gumdrop Cases are designed for youth who want to show off their personal style through their mobile accessories. Shipping now, the Gumdrop and Moto skins for the 4G iPhone complement active lives with equal parts durability and fashion. Priced from $29.95 to $34.95, the next generation iPhone skins are available exclusively on the Gumdrop Cases website at, with other retailers being announced in the coming months. Additional surf/skate inspired lines will debut in mid-June for both the 4G iPhone and iPad.

About Gumdrop Cases
Gumdrop Cases launched in June 2010 from industry veteran Tim Hickman, who recently launched Hard Candy Cases, the fastest growing Apple Accessories brand in the market. Gumdrop Cases is branded for an active youth market, and will feature products for the iPhone 4G and iPad, with additional products in the pipeline.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
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Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
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