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AndyGarton

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 15, 2007
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I have an Apple leather case for my 6+, but I find myself taking it on and off, unable to decide what's best. I've always preferred my phones "naked", but with the 6+ a case hides the protruding camera (good when using the phone on a flat surface), and feels quite a bit less slippy.

On the other hand the case hinders swiping from the bezel a little (especially with those nice curved screen edges), as well as adding to the depth and weight of course.

So ... what do you think?
 

AndyGarton

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 15, 2007
79
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Three days later, and naked it is :) I just need to be careful not to drop it!
 

yanki01

macrumors 68040
Feb 28, 2009
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1,712
no case on my 6. however I do have a thin, snap on case from monoprice that I'll use when I go to the gym. pretty cool for $5 and free shipping.
 

caesarp

macrumors 6502a
Sep 30, 2012
967
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I have an Apple leather case for my 6+, but I find myself taking it on and off, unable to decide what's best. I've always preferred my phones "naked", but with the 6+ a case hides the protruding camera (good when using the phone on a flat surface), and feels quite a bit less slippy.

On the other hand the case hinders swiping from the bezel a little (especially with those nice curved screen edges), as well as adding to the depth and weight of course.

So ... what do you think?

The whole case thing is left over from antenna gate, when Apple provided those side case things for free to help with the antenna problem. Generally, though I've never understood the need for or purpose of cases, unless you work outside in construction or something, or otherwise need some rugged protection due to your daily use. But if you have a typical office job or inside job, I fail to see the need.
 

Fusion79

macrumors 6502
Feb 12, 2011
362
135
Omaha, NE
The whole case thing is left over from antenna gate, when Apple provided those side case things for free to help with the antenna problem. Generally, though I've never understood the need for or purpose of cases, unless you work outside in construction or something, or otherwise need some rugged protection due to your daily use. But if you have a typical office job or inside job, I fail to see the need.

As somebody who has a couple of toddlers running around I can appreciate the protection a case can offer. Plus no matter how careful you are accidents can happen. Also some like to keep their phones in as mint condition as possible for resale.

Personally I don't do cases either. I buy AppleCare+ for my phone and let that be my protection.
 

toekneeg

macrumors member
Sep 21, 2012
69
1
Orlando, FL
Pretty active guy and I work outside once in a while. I'd love to go naked but just don't want to get her scratched up. I use the Spigen case with the clear back. Honestly one of the best minimalist cases out there. I can still see the back of the phone but its protected.

If all I did was office work, I'd go naked.
 

HiRez

macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2004
6,114
2,140
Western US
You guys are nuts. I never used a case on an iPhone before and did't want to on the 6 Plus either. But it only took me one day to realize that just wasn't going to work. It's like the 6 Plus is just trying to jump out of your hands at all times, especially if you need to rotate it back and forth or do photography with it.

I got the Apple leather case and it is good for an everyday case, makes it a lot easier to handle, doesn't add much bulk to the form, looks and feels nice, and makes the camera lens flush. But I'm considering some kind of super grippy case for when I want to take it out shooting photos or video all day.
 

ZombiePete

macrumors 68020
Aug 6, 2008
2,307
1,035
San Antonio, TX
I would never use an Otterbox or anything like that (I tried a Defender once; had it for about 24 hours before I returned it); they're just too bulky and make the phone harder to use. I do like to have a slim case on it though for those times it slips out of a khaki pants pocket onto the floor or even just for when I'm setting it on the desk. The aluminum body on these phones is so easy to scratch; I don't need my phone to look brand new forever, but I also don't want to expose it to every piece of dirt and debris that's floating around when it can be avoided.
 

tonnyvd

macrumors newbie
Mar 18, 2012
8
0
I'm in the same boat. I bought the apple leather case but I just love the my 6 plus naked so much more. On my previous iPhones I've only used the case on vacations mainly. I think I will do the same with the plus. I hope I don't regret that decision.
 

SoloStyle

macrumors regular
Oct 17, 2011
156
10
The iPhone 6 Plus is the first iPhone I actually want to put a case on, as I feel adding some bulk will help it feel more durable and stable in your hands. As others have said, it's so large and so thin, it's almost awkward to hold and maneuver around without feeling like you're going to drop it.
 

myscrnnm

macrumors 68000
Sep 16, 2014
1,779
1,360
Seattle, WA
Apart from raising the protruding camera lens off the ground, I also find that the case improves grip significantly. The bare aluminium simply feels too slippery for such a large but light device. I have the Apple leather case on all the time now.
 

cbarnes3121

macrumors member
Mar 22, 2012
41
5
i used a on my 5s but with my 6 plus i don't have a case yet cuz the stores here don't have any cases yet. i got the gold model so i wanna get a clear case so i won't drop that big sexy thang
 

ominx

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2010
356
9
I hate cases. But until I get accostumed to the size of the plus, I will use the cheap ebay case I have. While cases generally protect from damage due to drops, they tend to cause scratches and pitting on the alluminim casing when dirt, sand, etc finds its way in. I'm careful with my devices, so in a week or two when the adjustment period is over, the case is going in the junk drawer.
 

taedouni

macrumors 65816
Jun 7, 2011
1,115
27
California
Have you tried out the midnight blue on the gold? I would imagine it looks pretty nice.

I'm still waiting on the blue case. I got it for free since there was a delay with my silver iPhone 6+. That delay caused me to purchase the 6+ Gold (online order in store pickup 2am Saturday). I'm sure that my wife is happy that my order was delayed because now she's getting a 6+ lol. The silver 6+ arrives today, the case will probably arrive Thursday. I'll update you on how it looks.
 

ogremoustro

macrumors 6502a
Aug 17, 2011
631
30
Los Angeles, CA
I'm still waiting on the blue case. I got it for free since there was a delay with my silver iPhone 6+. That delay caused me to purchase the 6+ Gold (online order in store pickup 2am Saturday). I'm sure that my wife is happy that my order was delayed because now she's getting a 6+ lol. The silver 6+ arrives today, the case will probably arrive Thursday. I'll update you on how it looks.

Please do! Thanks!
 

CoyoteRidge

macrumors member
Sep 15, 2014
97
0
It's this simple. If your desire is to needlessly risk smashing your screen or producing damage to the casing, continue to go without a case. If you desire to minimize or avoid such trifles, simply invest in a case. It's that simple.
 

cfairbank

macrumors 6502
Nov 12, 2006
406
33
Took mine out of the leather apple case last night and an hour later pulled it out of my pocket and slipped out of my hands onto tile floor. Results being this.

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3rdiguy

macrumors 65816
Sep 17, 2012
1,298
434
I think a case would be more necessary but what about screen protector? Given the special nature of rounded edges.
 
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