Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:02 AM   #26
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Coast USA
To me the norm is not having a case. I'm on my 4th iPhone and have never bought owned or used a case or screen protector of any kind.

I admit I do use a Smart Cover with the iPad but that's also for other reasons.
iapplelove is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:09 AM   #27
macrumors member
Join Date: Feb 2012
I keep a slim case on mine, only because I have 3 young kids and sometimes when we're out I will load up a video for them to watch, little hands can be clumsy and it just makes me feel better to have it protected. Hopefully by the time they are older and more trustworthy, I can rock the iPhone 12 naked!
robrob74 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:06 AM   #28
macrumors 6502
Join Date: Oct 2012
Originally Posted by Sedrick View Post
I had a Motorola Razer that was anodized aluminum and it was a thing of beauty. Never had a scratch on it by the way. I have a bumper only on my 4S so I can at least admire it's coolness. The weak, scratch prone aluminum Apple chose to use on the 5 and their obsession with thinness so that the thing bends in your pocket are things that could have been avoided so most people don't have to hide/protect it in a case.

I also tire of the "my phone is perfect in every way, therefore everyone else's problems do not exist" crowd.
My phone is not perfect, it has a few nicks on it. The thing is that I'm not killing myself over them, and I would rather get a few nicks in exchange for the ability to see and feel my bootiful phone everytime I use it.
stonyboys is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:13 AM   #29
macrumors 604
wordoflife's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Republic City, URN.
I'd get a screen protector on it and use some sort of pouch case, like the Sena Ultraslim.

When you're not using it, it's in a cover. When you are ... just be careful not to drop it. I think most people get scratches from the surfaces they put the phone in or on. When its in the pouch, not that big of an issue
"When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change."
wordoflife is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:49 AM   #30
macrumors 68000
Rocko1's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Rocko1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:29 PM   #31
macrumors 68040
cambookpro's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Berks, England
I have a pouch, so it's protected when I'm carrying it but naked when I'm using it. Great compromise IMO, although obviously won't help if you drop it while using it. Will stop coins scratching it though, and should protect it if it falls out of your pocket.
MacBook Pro | iMac | iPhone 5 | iPod shuffle | iPad Air | Apple TV
cambookpro is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 01:08 PM   #32
macrumors regular
Join Date: Aug 2012
Originally Posted by Pakaku View Post
Unless you're the type to upgrade every time a new phone comes out, I'm skeptical that a few scratches make that big of a difference by the time one plans on selling.
No like after two years, you can sell it to people or companies. Amazon for example, will give me $175 for my "perfect" condition iphone 4 which means no scratches, dents, and everything working. With "good" condition which means the phone still works but there are cosmetic problems, it falls to like $116 I believe. A huge drop for a couple of scratches that could be avoided with a simple case. When selling to individual sellers, perhaps the price won't drop as much but I'll still get more.

Plus, if you don't use a case, you'll love the look of the phone until it drops and it dents/cracks. Then you'll never appreciate the looks as much as if it didn't drop. If you had a case, you can always just take the case off and still appreciate the full beauty.
cnguyen0320 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 02:30 PM   #33
macrumors 68030
Sedrick's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Originally Posted by Rocko1 View Post
Looks very nice, though it might be a bit awkward to hold a wallet up to your ear with making a call.
iPod Nano, iPod Touch, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C, iPad 2
Sedrick is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:32 PM   #34
macrumors 68020
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago, IL area
A "few" years ago I had a cell phone the size of a brick...that one was never, ever kept in a case!!!!
Have Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs - enjoy the products and sometimes the kool aid too!
bowlerman625 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:28 PM   #35
macrumors 6502a
Join Date: Sep 2009
I use a case because I worry about the glass breaking if I drop the phone on a pavement. I've always gone for cases that have a raised "lip" around the screen, which hopefully takes the hit in case of a drop, and stops the glass from shattering.

Only dropped my iPhone 4 twice and both times it was in a case and was fine. Now done the same with the iPhone 5.
If in doubt, use a car analogy.
Gomff is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:02 PM   #36
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Sep 2012
Life proof case all the way !
Curryb244 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:44 PM   #37
macrumors 6502a
Join Date: Jul 2010
Originally Posted by cnguyen0320 View Post
I can't ever not use a case with my iphone. It feels great without one and it looks awesome but the fact that value of the phone can drop almost up to $100 because of a few scratches, I deal with it.
You'll save that not buying cases
Most people buy a few cases and a few screen guards... It costs quite a bit.

I haven't used any fir my 4s and its still in great condition.
localboy28 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:05 PM   #38
macrumors regular
Join Date: Aug 2012
No case here, just screen guard at front and back. But i do have a battery pack case just for incase when i'm on a trip
iAlphard is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:09 AM   #39
macrumors 68040
bandofbrothers's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Uk
I use a bumper purchased from flea bay simply to add grip to this slippery sucker !!
bandofbrothers is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:32 AM   #40
macrumors regular
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: n. cal
I use a case because

Originally Posted by Homersapien View Post
Every mobile I've owned has been in a case. Even had the same setup kanesw posted above, which is pretty dang funny considering how ugly but also bulletproof those early Nokia phones were. Used cases with my Treos too, and those things were ridiculously large even without them.
I give my 1 year old istuff to my wife or daughter who love to use them but don't like to spend money for them, so I like to keep them like new and pass them down.
mfr1340 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:32 AM   #41
macrumors 6502
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Upstate NY
this may just be the first iPhone I don't go naked with
13" Macbook Pro, 2.3 GHZ i5, 16 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD
16 GB Space Grey iPhone 5s
32 GB iPad 4 WiFi
Game Center ID: matthewdanger
mattroman246 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:02 PM   #42
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Seattle
I have the 5 but I still think the 4/4s design is more attractive. I guess the stainless steel band and glass made for a more upscale appearance to me.
johndallas999 is offline   1 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013,, LLC