Do you use a case on your iPhone 5? How is the phone holding up?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by SwimmingPool, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2012

    This is my first post here on MacRumors, I just wanted to share something.

    When I bought AppleCare+ for my iPhone 5 I look at that AppleCare+ as my phone case. I think that its worth the extra money to have your iPhone not covered up and still have protection.

    Also, How are your naked iPhone 5's holding up? I have had mine since launch day and it is still in perfect condition.
  2. macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2012
    I got my iphone5 today (white) and it is sooooo good looking! lol...i have it in a puregear , clear case but i almost want to go caseless cause the phone is so sleek.
  3. macrumors 65816

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I have an incipio dual pro case, black iPhone 5. Still in pristine condition 3 weeks in. Not a scratch or dent.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2012
    I think with the white one you would be fine going case-less. I have the black i5 and it is still looking great.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2012
    i think you're right...ill keep the case on for a week or so until i'm finished babying the "new" phone& then it's going to get NAAAAAKEEEED

    enjoy yours!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    I have used several different cases on my black 5 and it has not scratched the phone all. The 3 scuffs I have on the phone were designed by Apple. I thought taking cases on and off would scratch up the aluminum but surprisingly it hasn't.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2006
    Designed by Apple. Gold! LOL

    I have the Incipio feather and *knock-on-wood* it's holding up, still flawless after a few weeks. I thought taking it off, to clean it would scratch it.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    I did but I switched to a full body screen protector, I just really like the feel of the ihpne 5 without a case so it's worth the risk
  9. macrumors 68020


    Sep 22, 2009
    I used the SwitchEasy Nude case for about a week, and then it just split down the camera opening. Here's my video...

    I advise everyone against buying the Nude case for their iPhone 5.
  10. macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2011
  11. macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2012
    I have the Belkin Grip Max in black and have no issues. It's semi-bulky, but not as bulky as the fottercases. I take it out the case weekly to wipe the phone, and still no visible blemishes or scratches. I even dropped it for the first time today, and the case took a scratch but the phone is still flawless.
  12. macrumors 604


    Jul 10, 2007
    welcome to macrumors. have a look around. there are appropriate sub forums for many questions, including this one, which is asked daily.
  13. macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2012

    Welcome to Macrumors.

    The iPhone 5 is so easily to get scratches and marks. Specially the antenna band.

    I think a full body skin is a good ideal , as you know small things tends to find a way into cases.
  14. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I have a clear matte skin on the back and a crystal screen protector on the front glass. Otherwise the phone has been naked for the last week insofar as no case. Not a mark around the edges at all. And mine is black, which are reported to be more scratch-prone.

    Granted I'm careful with mine and try to avoid dings and keeping coins in the same pocket. But it's holding up just as well as my naked 4 and 4S did.
  15. macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    what matte protector are you using for the back?
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2010
    Been using my iPhone 5 naked with full body skin and front screen protector since launch day. Not a scratch or drop yet. *Knocks on wood* I do as well have apple care+. With my previous phones I have always used cases or I should say bumpers mostly, but I told myself when I got the iPhone 5 I would get AppleCare+ and use the phone naked, so far I'm loving it, haven't turned back!
  17. macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    I picked up the Incase pro snap case and haven't used it yet. Love the black i5 naked right now. Good to just have a backup if I change my mind.
  18. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
  19. macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2012
    I got my White iPhone on release day and I don't really know what to call it, certainly not a scuff, but there was a little blue dot on one of the antenna's. Other than that my phone is in perfect condition right now sitting in its Switcheasy Nude and ZAGG HD screen protector. Contemplating taking the case off though! :cool:
  20. macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2012
    I have the black 5 and it looks AWESOME!
    I'm way too scared to carry it round in its 'naked' form so I got a couple of these cases:

    They've kept it looking brand new and the free screen protectors were a nice bonus.

    Sometimes I use the white case and then switch it round or leave it off completely when I fancy a change of image.

    Just wish the battery life was a little better :(

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