6 plus size is perfect. If I don't put a case on it.

bunger

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I have been trying out a couple of minimalist cases for my 6 plus and was beginning to think the phone was just a tad too big for me. Then I took the case off and without it, the phone is the perfect size.

I have also had my minimal cases, not so much for impact protection but more for scratches, etc.

Given that 6 series has a protruding camera, that's another factor that leans me toward a case. But... I haven't found a case that keeps the width to near original specs.

Has anyone else encountered this size finding and what did you do?
 

MrOlsen

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Sep 19, 2014
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Exactly the same situation here! Even though some of the cases out there are very thin it just makes a huge difference not having one on!
 

Shasta McNasty

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Jan 5, 2010
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People drop and break their phones in cases and people have dropped and not broken their phones without cases. If you are that worried then just buy AppleCare+ and use your phone as you please. Youll have peace of mind knowing if you do drop and break the phone you can get a replacement for relatively cheap.
 

pete480

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Sep 11, 2014
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I have been trying out a couple of minimalist cases for my 6 plus and was beginning to think the phone was just a tad too big for me. Then I took the case off and without it, the phone is the perfect size.



I have also had my minimal cases, not so much for impact protection but more for scratches, etc.



Given that 6 series has a protruding camera, that's another factor that leans me toward a case. But... I haven't found a case that keeps the width to near original specs.



Has anyone else encountered this size finding and what did you do?

The thinnest case I've found so far is from desmay. .35mm.
 

12vElectronics

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Jul 19, 2013
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Not using a case. Keeping it naked.

A recent thread on here a few days ago showed a guy who dropped his 6+ with the authentic Apple case on it. It completely cracked the screen. The case was useless.
 

Amplelink

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Oct 8, 2012
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I actually think the opposite. I just feel less anxious about dropping the phone with a decent case. The phone feels less fragile.
 

Appleloves22

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Sep 14, 2014
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I'm using the spigen clear tpu case. It doesn't hide the beauty of the plus and keeps me from scratching up the back. Added bonus is that it's super thin.
 

NotAdvisable

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Nov 16, 2011
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Perth, Australia
A recent thread on here a few days ago showed a guy who dropped his 6+ with the authentic Apple case on it. It completely cracked the screen. The case was useless.
I'm not using the Apple leather case to stop my screen from cracking, rather from my phone being scratched. It's a compromise between a super-bulky case and going naked.
 

Ian0nline

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Sep 15, 2013
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I thought my 6 plus was just a tad too wide initially. This was after I had first unboxed it and put on the new Apple leather case. After a few hours I decided to see how the feel was for the phone with the case off. What an improvement it was handling this phone with no case on. So I'm in the same situation.

I'm haven't had the guts to keep the case off.
I have always used the Apple cases on all my iPhones.
I have never dropped any of my phones, and always get AppleCare.
The only reason Im nervous about a naked iPhone is the aluminum back.
I have the space grey version and I do not know how it would hold up.
I also always sell my previous generation and I list them as mint.

Does anyone have any experience with owning a grey 5S who got top dollar for it and did not use a case? I'm so on the fence about this...
 

ob81

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Jun 11, 2007
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I used mind over the weekend without a case, and I thought it felt a tad bit slippery. Granted I was using the phone with one hand, which put everything pretty much on edge. I ended up grabbing an Apple Case for it this evening and I am not mad at how it feels. I will keep it for the long haul.
 

ApplePhy

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Nov 7, 2013
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Tried a case with my 6 Plus for a day, and took it off. Never looked back.

Soooo much nicer to use (not only can you appreciate the aesthetics of the phone better, but the FEEL of it in your hands holding it the way it was meant to be held. Much slimmer, much lighter, less wide, softer in your hands.)

For me it's manageable ONLY without the case.

Of note: I did call Apple and buy AppleCare ASAP when I decided to go case less. If I'm not protecting it literally with a case, in going to protect it with AppleCare!
 

Sith Vol

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Oct 7, 2011
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Memphis, TN
This is the first time that I've owned an iPhone where I won't use a case. The design is beautiful and it feels great in the hands. AC+ and a screen protector for me.
 

SnowLeopard2008

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Jul 4, 2008
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Tried a case with my 6 Plus for a day, and took it off. Never looked back.

Soooo much nicer to use (not only can you appreciate the aesthetics of the phone better, but the FEEL of it in your hands holding it the way it was meant to be held. Much slimmer, much lighter, less wide, softer in your hands.)

For me it's manageable ONLY without the case.

Of note: I did call Apple and buy AppleCare ASAP when I decided to go case less. If I'm not protecting it literally with a case, in going to protect it with AppleCare!
Some people (and reviewers) have said the bare metal is slippery. What's your take? I don't agree with that at all... having been fondling my new iPhone 6 all day long.
 

ApplePhy

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Nov 7, 2013
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Some people (and reviewers) have said the bare metal is slippery. What's your take? I don't agree with that at all... having been fondling my new iPhone 6 all day long.
I never had an issue with this. I've been using my 6+ non-stop since Friday, and I haven't felt it was slippery.

Having said this, I let a friend of mine play with the phone, and he (TWICE) almost dropped it while handling it. Needless to say I yanked it from his hands and forever banned him from it's use.
 

ctyrider

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Jul 15, 2012
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I just use a transparent skin on the back, and don't bother with the case. Skin protects the metal from small scratches when setting the phone down on hard surfaces, while adding zero bulk. Good enough for me.
 

tommysm

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Dec 19, 2013
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I agree with this completely, I had a case, and I took it off and added a screen protector instead, I enjoy it way more.
 

iWaldo

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Sep 6, 2008
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I know exactly what you mean. I played with both a bit today and I love the 6+. It really is perfectly sized. But I do a lot of fieldwork necessitating a tough case, and I know if I put an Otterbox Defender or whatever on a 6+ it would go from perfect to ridiculously huge.

Decisions, decisions...
 

SnowLeopard2008

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Jul 4, 2008
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I never had an issue with this. I've been using my 6+ non-stop since Friday, and I haven't felt it was slippery.

Having said this, I let a friend of mine play with the phone, and he (TWICE) almost dropped it while handling it. Needless to say I yanked it from his hands and forever banned him from it's use.
Haha, I haven't let my housemate touch it or even leave the house. All Apple Stores near me are sold out of Apple's iPhone 6 case in both leather or silicone and all colors. I was afraid of him dropping it by accident or something. Or pretending to drop it just to see my reaction.
 
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