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Old Nov 4, 2012, 04:41 PM   #76
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Having AppleCare is so liberating.
Couldn't have said it better. Instead of spending close to half the cost of AppleCare+ on one of those hideous cases, money is much better spent on AC+ for the complete peace of mind of using your phone and not worrying about it.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 04:49 PM   #77
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I have Applecare+ & I also use a really slim clear back cover. I only use the back cover to protect it from scratches. Seeing scratches on the phone would irritate me on a daily basis. This thin case won't do anything if I drop it. The screen will most likely smash...thats when AppleCare+ comes in for me. Or after a year & a half....I just may "accidentally" drop the phone.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:37 PM   #78
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You're not the only one.

Kept my iPhone is an Otterbox for almost two years and forgot what my phone actually looked (and felt) like.
Same with me. Just about every iPhone I have ever had (all of them except the 5) has spent it's whole life in a otter or a lifeproof. Only time I ever touched it was when it came out of the box and when I took it out of the case to clean the case.

Always looked mint when it came time to resell.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 06:25 PM   #79
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Once you realize that it's just another device that will inevitably scratch, fail, etc, your worries will all go away.

It's the anticipation of that first major scratch that's killing you.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 06:28 PM   #80
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I really thought I would become obsessive like some of you guys considering how long it took me to get mine, but I didn't. I got mine yesterday. My phone is completely naked, no skins or screen protectors, etc. I went out last night - a few hours after I got it. Went to club with several friends and had several drunk strangers handle my phone to take pictures without a care. My phone was being passed around while I was just doing whatever. I didn't care that phone wasn't even 24 hours old. Guess what? It has no scratches or any imperfections.

Life is short. It's just a phone.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 06:39 PM   #81
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Bought AppleCare + and put a Zagg Invisibleshield on it. Not worried about it now.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:37 PM   #82
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Thanks for all the informative and supportive responses, once again I'm glad to read that there are others out there who are like/or who have been like me!

I'm learning to be less a lot less ridiculous and obsessive over it, it's working and I feel a lot better. I'm enjoying my phone more now, I'm actually treating it as a phone and not 'worshiping' it.

What's getting me through is the thought that I can just replace it before my 12 month warranty ends, so damaging it isn't a big deal anymore (of course, I'll still generally take care of it). Also; over time, like everything else it is going to receive it's wear and tear, but as long as it doesn't effect the inside, I won't care (as much).

Thanks again!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:08 PM   #83
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Consult Dr. Phil.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:25 PM   #84
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Sounds like something you need to discuss with a therapist. I'm actually serious. If you're having physical repercussions over an obsession with a physical object like a phone, you have bigger issues. Not only that, but you obsess over keeping this object in pristine condition for aesthetics and you put an ugly-ass case on it just to protect it? You have it all backwards. It's a tool, nothing more. It's like getting an anxiety attack over a screwdriver.
What this guy said.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:39 PM   #85
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I would sometimes take my phone off the case just to feel the naked body.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:48 PM   #86
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Basically every new apple product is becoming prettier and prettier which means their products become more prone to scratches and wear which leads to people becoming more and more Obsessed
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:53 PM   #87
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Having AppleCare is so liberating.
Quoted for truth. Just bought it yesterday. Much better deal than getting the Verizon insurance crap too.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:20 PM   #88
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Enjoy the iphone5 don't worry about knicks and scratches. Compare your IPHONE5 to a new car ...........eventually its going to get scratches, you want to enjoy it while you have it. And remember its a device to help you do something.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:22 PM   #89
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I would sometimes take my phone off the case just to feel the naked body.
It puts the lotion on its skin, or else..
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:27 PM   #90
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OP, you need to chill. It's just a phone. No need to obsess over things like this. There are certainly more things to worry about than a phone.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:38 PM   #91
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Always looked mint when it came time to resell.
Well, at least the next owner will get to enjoy the design of the phone.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:41 PM   #92
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This thread is making me feel uneasy.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:46 PM   #93
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I laughed out loud reading the first few posts.

Just got the mini and I'm kinda going through that. It will only be for 48 hrs. Then my kids can touch it.

Great thread.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 12:11 AM   #94
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Say you have an issue with your screen and swap it
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 12:46 AM   #95
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Sounds like something you need to discuss with a therapist. I'm actually serious. If you're having physical repercussions over an obsession with a physical object like a phone, you have bigger issues. Not only that, but you obsess over keeping this object in pristine condition for aesthetics and you put an ugly-ass case on it just to protect it? You have it all backwards. It's a tool, nothing more. It's like getting an anxiety attack over a screwdriver.
QFT. This is exactly right.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 01:07 AM   #96
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i went through a similar phase with my galaxy s2, but mine was with flashing roms, didnt like the stock feel but could not find the perfect rom so i became a flashoholic for a while.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 01:10 AM   #97
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I think a lot of us get tied up with the fact that Apple products hold their value pretty well. This obsession with keeping the device in mint condition so that it can be sold a year or two down the road... Basically you handicap your enjoyment of the device for the sake of perhaps $100 - $150 difference in value between a mint used device and a slightly scuffed/scratched used device. We all walk around with mini computers worth $600+ in our pockets, and treat them accordingly.
I think spending time on forums causes obsessive behavior too.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 01:14 AM   #98
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You should sell it and get a 'dumb' phone.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 03:54 AM   #99
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This mindset isn't healthy lol.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:31 AM   #100
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Dont worry about those things... Just use your phone like any other phone and if it falls... Well, thats part of life
This.

I stopped worrying about my iPhone being perfect with the 4S. It had an inch-long hairline scratch right down the middle of the screen that you could only see in certain light, I resisted the urge to have it replaced, and you know what? I stopped caring about it and just used the phone, and it stopped bothering me. I'll bet I could find hairline scratches on my 5 too, but I don't care enough to inspect it to find out. Just use the phone, enjoy the design, and try to be careful with it.
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