Caseless, the Jony Ive approach

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by davefogo, Aug 30, 2015.

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Caseless

  1. Yes

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    31.6%
  2. No

    78 vote(s)
    68.4%
  1. davefogo macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello all!

    I was just wondering how many of you go Caseless with you iPhone (specify model), how long and what your experience has been?
    I'm currently using the iPhone 6 Plus space gray 64gb Caseless since release last September.
     
  2. Mactaculious macrumors regular

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    IMHO it's a gamble to be going case-less. The thinness and curved shape of the edges and the slippery feel of the case is an accident waiting to happen.

    The back side will inevitable get scratched up along with the sides, not to mention the glass. (Bad for resale when it's time to upgrade)

    Now if I were Ive and could get free replacements all the time, sure why the hell not. But I'm not.
     
  3. mechanicalhead macrumors newbie

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    Will never go case-less. I don't want my phone to get scratched.
     
  4. JarScott, Aug 30, 2015
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    JarScott macrumors 68040

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    Always case-less. It's a phone for God's sake, it's not a newborn child...you don't have to mother it. How about you wrap it in cotton wool to go with your screen protector? Some cling film might nicely protect the back too. Ugh, no. Cases rarely look good.

    The way I see it, you're spending a lot of money on a 'designer' phone and then you're covering it up with a case that probably cost you £40 at the most and looks like rubbish, or which makes your phone about twice the thickness - bye bye all that hard work Apple put into providing you with a gorgeous, meticulously designed phone. Resell value isn't really an argument for me seeing as I sell my old iPhones to recycling centres who don't care about the natural cosmetic wear a phone is inevitably going to pick up. Never smashed an iPhone. Sure, it's scratched up and there's some pretty deep scratches on the back, but that's not typical. That's because I absolutely do not baby my iPhone. If all you spend your time doing is worrying about the price of your iPhone when you come to sell it, why are you buying one in the first place? You'd save ~100% of the costs by JUST NOT BUYING ONE.

    Rant over.

    Do what you like with your iPhone, it's yours.

    Just don't be so silly.

    Cause I'll just you.

    Consider yourself judged.

    <3



    Ps. This post was mostly satirical but does loosely represent my views on iPhone cases. Please do not go out of your way to be personally offended by the content above.
     
  5. JXShine macrumors 6502

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    Im not dumb enough to drop my phone, so yes I use it caseless. I do however, have a full body matte best skin ever on it to protect against scratches.
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I used to go careless, but with the 6+ it was just starting to get too thin, and a bit too big to hold easily, so I've started using a case with it to make it easier to hold.
     
  7. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    I've dropped my 6+ countless times now. I've got the Apple leather case, which has probably saved my ass more than once. And, the leather is still looking pretty nice.
     
  8. Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on how I feel each day. I may use it without a case or put on apple's leather case. I am not a fan of cases, but this leather one looks really great.
     
  9. astoxos macrumors regular

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    If you dont drop your phone, go ahaid.
    Get a nice skin or a clear shield to avoid scratches and you are golden.
     
  10. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    I'm not one to drop my phone, nor do I want the hassle should I drop it and damage it. That said yes I have a case (apple leather for 6+). this serves me more for the purpose of grip. I find this phone to be very slippery.
     
  11. ectospheno macrumors member

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    If anything on a phone can be snagged I'll manage to do so. Went case just because of the back camera.
     
  12. iApple_man, Aug 31, 2015
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    iApple_man macrumors regular

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    I'm actually trying it out, with a skin on vs a case. I actually stood in the iPhone 6+ isle(at Best Buy) seeing what good looking slim type of case I wanted, but I said bucket, I will just try going case-less. If anything, I will go back to my insigma soft shell blue case. Feels good tho with the Skin on it. Its been 1 day only so far lol.

    I wanted to try the Tech 21, which I did on my 6 but it just reminds me of having a intertube or floater around my phone. I like the look of it, but its wider with that on. I will stick to the leather case as well.
     
  13. sunapple macrumors 6502a

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    How do you have to be "dumb enough" to drop something? Nobody does it on purpose, right? Scratching your phone is exactly the same kind of thing. So you either use your phone naked, or use both a screen protector and a case with that logic.
     
  14. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I was never big on cases until I got my iPhone 6 because it was so slippery so I got the Apple silicone case first in black, then in red and blue. I then changed from space grey to silver and I didn't like the red case on it so I got the navy blue leather to match my air 2 leather case. I liked the leather so got the black and brown as well.

    Over the last 7 weeks or so I decided to case free and I much prefer it now, not sure why but I don't find the phone slippery at all now.
     
  15. mysterydate macrumors 6502

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    Jony Ive goes caseless? Pfft. Whatever.

    I go phoneless. *That* is hardcore.

    My case definitely feels snappier since.
     
  16. JXShine macrumors 6502

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    Yes you have to be dumb to drop a $800 phone like it's some cheap toy. People don't take care of their stuff, they'd rather spend $30 on a case and be passive about it
     
  17. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Went caseless right up to the 5 then after seeing scuffs on people's within days I decided to go back and get the black leather Apple case. Loved the case so brought one for my 5s then 6+
     
  18. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Ditto - I didn't primarily purchase the phone for its look. Therefore, to place a cover over it as a financial decision isn't a bad idea. IMHO
     
  19. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Haven't done so since my 4.. Don't dare as the 5c is too good to scratch.. I'd love to go ceaseless to show the colours of tho!!
     
  20. reyalP macrumors regular

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    I use the Caudabe Veil Xt. It's about as close to caseless as you can get unless you use a skin. I'm generally very careful with my phone but I still wanted something with a little scratch protection. Typically, I hate using cases.
     
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  22. cheesyappleuser macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I agree the phone is beautiful and a case sort of ruins that.

    But it's a very expensive phone that might get quite broken without protection; I'd not be happy to see a €860 device get thrashed just because I didn't use a case, it's too bloddy expensive for the vast majority of people to have one (at least here) in the first place, and surely too bloddy expensive for me to replace in what might be too little time.
     
  23. JarScott macrumors 68040

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    But it makes you wonder, if it's something that's very unaffordable for you, should you even have one?
     
  24. cheesyappleuser macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, because that's my business, putting it nicely.
     
  25. hustenloeser45 macrumors newbie

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    Only a case with extra battery power. An iPhone with a case feels like a samsung ^^
     

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