bottom protection with leather case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Ramrod82, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Ramrod82 macrumors regular

    Ramrod82

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    For those that have used the official iphone leather or silicone case in the past, how do you feel about the about the bottom being exposed? I love the blue leather case I got, but I am concerned it may get marked up over time, I usually use a full case, also have the TUMI case right now. Has anyone dropped their Iphone 6 or 6 plus and does the case protect it for the most part on the bottom there? I usually never drop my phone, just my OCD kicking in.
    Thanks!
     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    mine is fine. I don't have a problem with it being open. I actually like showing off a little bit of the phone. the sides of the case come all the way to the bottom, rounding it out a bit so even standing it up, the phone itself is not touching anything.

    I don't see it as an issue.
     
  3. Kisey macrumors 6502a

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    I, too am usually pretty particular about my cases. While I never drop my phone (knock on wood), I like to keep it in pristine condition for when/if I sell it. I always have my phone wrapped in a full body skin, then put a simple TPU case that covers all sides over it.

    For my 6S, which I haven't even gotten yet, I think I will try out the Apple silicone case. I'm hoping I can fit a skin under there to at least protect the bottom from scratches. I think for the most part, the bottom should be safe from drops since the two corners are covered.
     
  4. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

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    The only problem that I've had with the open bottom is that sometimes using a dock can lead to the Lightning connector slipping underneath the case leaving micro scratches on the antenna lines of iPhone.
     
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    the antenna lines are covered with the apple leather case.
     
  6. Rocko9999 macrumors regular

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    I don't like it being open. It's asking for trouble when it's dropped. If there was a case that had all areas covered and was leather I would be in.
     
  7. J.C macrumors 6502

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    It's fine. The bottom of the phone is covered... at the corners, which is what matters. I've dropped my phones many times in the Apple leather cases and never had an issue. It's pretty difficult to even intentionally damage the phone with the case on through a scrap or drop.
     
  8. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    I've said it before elsewhere...if one of these wrap companies make a stick on to cover the exposed area, in the colours of the silicon & leather Apple cases, they'd make a killing!

    I'd like a share of the profits please for the idea. :D
     
  9. J.C macrumors 6502

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    That wouldn't be for me. I like to see at least some of my iPhone's natural surface.
     
  10. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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  12. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    Since you are familiar with the body skins - what brands work best for you?
     
  13. Kisey macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried a ton of brands that have the wet-install skins. Honestly, I'd say for the most part, they're all pretty much the same in terms of quality. The difference lies in the price and the cut/fit of the protectors. I prefer Best Skins Ever because they're priced reasonably and the cut and fit is always spot on. Other brands like Zagg, Clear Protector, and Ghost Armor are good too, but I just don't think they're worth the premium price. Also, I found that cheaper brands like Xtremeguardz and Ghost Armor have poor fitting protectors (cutouts are off, protector is too small, etc).
     

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