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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:13 PM   #26
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I use a screen protector and a case, but I'm thinking of going without the case, since it looks better and in the end it's just a phone.
I paid for a service that I intend to use... nothing wrong with that. It's not as if it's free.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:24 PM   #27
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I have a custom front and back glass that is completely transparent. The backplate is cracked quite a bit on the bottom left, the front isn't cracked but doesn't look very clean or new. The glass lens is missing from the backplate and I am pretty sure every modular part of the device has been replaced with third party parts. It still runs just as good as it did the day I bought it. I'd say I am not very "anal" about it.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:29 PM   #28
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I paid for a service that I intend to use... nothing wrong with that. It's not as if it's free.
Very true but the service is for accidental damage not you intentially messing it up to get a new one for 50 bucks. But I don't care I have no stock in Apple.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:47 PM   #29
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I try to keep the front free of scratches and that's it. I don't care about what the back looks like and I care even less about resale value. However, considering what Apple charges for these devices, I wouldn't accept scratches or dings out of the box. I don't think that's anal at all.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:18 PM   #30
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I don't think I'm anal, just careful. I'm always mindful of how I hold the phone and where I put it, I try to put it in pockets by itself. I have a beautiful case I bought on etsy. Granted, it's not a "defender", but it's made of pretty sturdy plastic which offers enough protection while still being sleek and sexy and complementing my phone nicely. I have a zagg hd screen protector which is quite nice, and the spigen glas tr protector on the way. It was $20 black friday so I couldn't resist. And once in a while, I wipe my phone down, front and back, with a microfiber cloth just to keep it looking extra nice.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:29 PM   #31
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if you have sense you would insure it
Sense has nothing to do with it. It's a matter of preference just as it has been with any smartphone.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:31 PM   #32
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I paid for a service that I intend to use... nothing wrong with that. It's not as if it's free.
Now when Applecare is $200 with a $100 fee, I trust you and everyone else who purposely breaks their phones won't start whining.

You're misusing and abusing the service you paid for and eventually Apple will raise prices on us all because of it, mark my words.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:56 PM   #33
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Now when Applecare is $200 with a $100 fee, I trust you and everyone else who purposely breaks their phones won't start whining.

You're misusing and abusing the service you paid for and eventually Apple will raise prices on us all because of it, mark my words.

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 04:09 PM   #34
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I am OCD for the first month or so

Usually I buy the most protective case but after awhile I get bored and want to play with the phone so I buy a slimmer case or just use it bare

Unboxing the phone I am pretty intense but actually for my iPhone 5 I kept getting scratched phones. Eventually I returned for a white and it has two Small minor scratches on the silver bezel but who cares at least it's not a defective battery for screen
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 04:10 PM   #35
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I am a bit anal for the moment since i don't have a case or screen protector. I really love how the black ip5 looks so i would like to keep it looking flawless as long as i can. I keep my phone is a suede nintendo ds pouch that i have lol
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:17 PM   #36
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I'm pretty much obsessive over my products, everything, not just my iPhone.
I'll keep it safe, warm and cradled and make sure nothing happens to it.

The second a mark/scratch/chip etc. appears, it becomes a normal tool, because in the long run, thats all it is, a phone.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:28 PM   #37
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I'm not at all. I never buy cases or screen protectors and pretty much place my phone any where screen up or down.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:40 AM   #38
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Not anal at all. Don't put a case on it and I let my kids play with it. Improbably, they've been careful with my phones over the years and haven't caused any damage.

The back isn't wearing too well on the 5 though, especially since my 9-wk old lab puppy snagged it off our coffee table when I stepped away to use the bathroom last week. She left a couple of light scratches on the back, but didn't dent it or scratch the front glass.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:44 AM   #39
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Ha Ha...He said 'anal' and you said 'tool'. 'Anal Tool'...
You just cracked me up rofl.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:47 AM   #40
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My thing is to simply avoid any situation that could put my phone in a position to be knocked around, dropped, in contact with liquid, etc. I don't let other people use my iPhone and when I'm not using it, it stays in my left side pants pocket with nothing else ever going in that pocket. This allows me to keep my iPhone naked or in a very subtle case like the Incase Snap Case it's in right now.

I've never dropped, scratched, dented, or otherwise harmed any of my phones. Sometimes I see my GF put a glass of water or cup of tea right beside her MacBook or 4S and I start to panic .
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:29 AM   #41
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I put a good screen protector (PS Crystal) and a case with some protection (a lip of some sort on front and made of impact-absorbing material) and then I don't worry about it. I've dropped mine, let kids play with it, etc. with no ill effects. I like to keep it fairly pristine so it sells well on CL when I upgrade but I'm not going to obsess over it. The one thing I am anal about is a clean touch screen on both my iPad and iPhone. A smeary screen grosses me out plus the germs we all pass around on our hands are scary.
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