A case is a must for this phone!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by richard371, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Steve was right, the quality of the phone is like a Leica camera. It is glass and metal and just like a Leica camera, it will most likely break when you drop it due to the density. Everything is packed tightly. Build quality does not always equal durability. If this phone was to be super durable, it should have been made of rubber and plexi glass but then it would not be a pretty. Another problem is the glass on the back is very low friction. I sat mine on top of my wallet and it slowly kept sliding off. I read one guy scratched his back because it slid around on his dash board. With the bumper case it is very difficult to move and it raises the glass of the table to minimize scratches. It also makes it easier to grip and it keeps you from bridging the antenna.

    If this where a Leica camera you don't need a case because the way you use it you will most likely not drop it. This is a cell phone. You are pulling it out of your pocket or purse all day long. You rush to grab a call when it rings.
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    good points but i will not use a case or screen protector on mine

    never needed to so far with iphones!
  3. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
  4. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    Id like to know how you use the dock with a case.

    If there was a solution for that, I would consider a case. Since it's not possible, naked it is.
  5. dougbrowne macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    naked ftw. Leather holster to keep it snug, away from stuff in pocket. That's it.... I'm thinking about the Griffin Elan Holster :D
  6. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Screen and back shields are the most i'll do.
  7. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    Same here, that's all I have on mine
  8. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    I just ordered the wrapsol film for my phone. I love the look of the phone and hope the film that covers the sides of the phone will help with the reception as well. If it's still an issue down the road, then I'll have to consider a case then.
  9. ipoddin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Who puts their phone on the dash of their car while driving??????
  10. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    I refused to use a case on the original iPhone and on this new phone, I am not going to use case either.
  11. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2009
    You guys are all nuts to not buy a case for this one. It's built entirely different from the older models and even those would get all scratched up if you didn't protect them. Be prepared to have an ugly iPhone 4 in about a month. You people are the ones that complain about how your iPhone has broke 5 times in a year because you don't protect them.
  12. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    It's a phone, it's meant to get used. I refuse to use a case on this one, it's too beautiful to cover it up.
  13. cwubbels macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2008
    I have never been a believer in cases. I bought a bumper and have to say not only does it help protect the glass, it adds a little somethin' somethin' to the look. Black on black looks pretty sweet. Apple did a good job on having "actual" buttons on the bumper so its not just rubber covering the buttons of the phone.

    All I can say is I was a "naked or gtfo" type of person prior, now I'm like "bumper of gtfo."

    It's awesome. Overpriced. But, awesome.

    EDIT: forgot something...
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    you and me both buddy. It's sad that there are so many people that never get to see their phone in it's natural state.
  15. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2009
    Don't come cryin' when the glass on your phone shatters all over your pride and joy.
  16. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    I have never dropped my iPhone in three years.
  17. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2009
    There's always a first time!!!
  18. xmtgx macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Screen is to much, but back I'm doing whenever I get my bodyguardz. Just so I can toss it on the table and sit it down without worrying about scratches on the back.
  19. Neil1138 macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2008
    bumper + anti glare screen protectors (when they come out) = win
  20. megsalias macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Mobile, AL
    Those bumpers won't cut it with me. I'll be the first person to admit that I'm kind of clumsy, and I dropped my 3GS at least once a week. Screen protectors and a case saved that poor thing. It still looks brand new.
  21. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    I've never used a case with my 2 previous iPhones, but the one thing that bugs me about not using one with this is that the camera ends up touching whatever surface you put it on now, whereas on the previous phones the curve kept it off the surface.

    I can deal with the back getting a bit scratched up over time, but not the glass right in front of the camera. I have a bumper ordered so we'll see how that works.
  22. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    Cannot stand covering up my gadgets with some ridiculous rubber/leather abomination. Naked 100%, have done so with every iphone and I've had them all , and they all looked great when I sold them. Do you guys cover your sofas with a plastic sheet also?
  23. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    West Palm Beach, FL
    lol seriously I thought the same thing
  24. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Sorry, as others have pointed out, you're wrong.
  25. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    i think the iphone 4 is sexy!! but i had planned to get a bumper anyway do bought along with the phone and black on black does look good..almost like it belongs there in the first place.

    i may not get anything for back and front but for me, bumper stays

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