iPhone XR Caseless XR

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  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    anyone going caseless with their XR? I typically end up with no case on my phones but this particular devices is a bit heavier and wider than I’m used to so I’m contemplating forcing myself to use one. I normally end up taking them off because of the dust that builds up around all the openings and screen.
     
  2. Aneres11 macrumors 68000

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    I am caseless with my XR and don’t even have a screen protector.
    Managed to keep it in good condition so far. I think the problem I’ve got is that I’ve used the XR caseless for so long now that if I ever put one on (i have a clear one i bought with it) - it just feels rubbish.

    I like the feel of naked iPhones, they always go nicely in the hand with the glass materials used these days.
     
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    Too slippery for my dry ass hands so I needed a case with grip.
     
  4. JPack macrumors 68040

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    If you wait 15 minutes by the Genius Bar, you'll get to talk with plenty of people who went caseless.
     
  5. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True. But to isn’t that the point of AppleCare? To be able to enjoy the device and have a safety net just in case. I have bought and removed pretty much every case I’ve owned to date
     
  6. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

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    How resistent is the glass against scrathches?
    I’ve had case on all my earlier small iPhones.
    Would be happy if I wouldn’t need it on this.
     
  7. AlexJoda macrumors 6502

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    The normal silicon/tpu case makes the already thick/big Xr very bulky. I choose to use a aluminum bumper with a tpu inlay and a front glass screen protector. I removed the former applied back glass protector because it looked ugly and made it too thick. After watching some drop tests for the Xr it looks very sturdy and mostly drops to the frame. So I went with the bumper which also protects the camera with some distance keepers at the corners.
     
  8. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    the phone is too slippery to go caseless.
     
  9. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

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    I was caseless, it fell out of my pocket and now the front has two scuff marks :(

    Don't be like me, be careful
     
  10. hipsheik macrumors member

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    I wonder if the new front glass on the XR is more resistant to scratches.

    Because if you don't use a screen protector, eventually you'll get scratches and micro scratches from daily use.

    But yea, the glass feel of the back is much better than a plastic case.
     
  11. Rick America macrumors member

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    I am caseless as I am still waiting for Casetify to get around to shipping my case to me.
     
  12. AlexJoda macrumors 6502

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    That’s why I use a screen protector on the front but not on the back. It doesn’t matter so much if there are some scratches on the back because I don’t have to look through it....
     
  13. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

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    I bought/ordered the Red iPhoneXR just now and I DID order a wallet case to it too.
    I had that to earlier phones, so why wouldn’t I now.
    Great phone deserves great protection. Hope to get it on Tuesday :)
     
  14. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I’ve been using mine case-free because the one I got off amazon didn’t fit at all. It’s on my nightstand and I’ve really enjoyed using the phone without.

    I also got the white so I wouldn’t have to deal with fingerprints. Win win!
     
  15. Alex.jr macrumors newbie

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    Totallee clear case. Feels like rocking it naked.
     
  16. AlexJoda macrumors 6502

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    Looks interesting! Seems that we cannot get it here in Germany...
     
  17. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I ended up getting a belkin in screen protector and had it applied by the apple rep. And an otter box vue. Perfect fit.
     
  18. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

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    Got phone today and case won't arrive until Monday. Such a nice phone.
    Should I be worried to use it outdoors over the weekend?
    Nahh, but maybe not put it in same pocket as keys and other stuff o_O
     
  19. tt061282 macrumors member

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    Yes, I have AppleCare+ and I use ALL iPhones with 0 protection. Can’t stand ANY case on anything of mine. An Apple device is supposed to be used caseless. I pay a premium for “protection” in the form of AppleCare. What’s the point to pay for AppleCare+ then $50 for a case, $40 for a good screen protector. I go caseless and have only (knocks on wood) spiderwebbed one iPhone to date!! :fingers crossed:

    This is of course my opinion!!!
     
  20. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess if you can avoid a replacement with a case and screen protector then yay but for those occasions where nothing will save it then AppleCare is a nice safety net.
     
  21. kerplunknet macrumors regular

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    iPhone XR is too big and bulky with a case. For me, I preferred the iPhone XS size, but I didn’t want a phone with PWM, so XR was my only option. It’s a great phone, but it is unbelievably slippery without a case. Even in my pants, it slips out of my pocket easily.

    Does anyone know of a product that can be applied to the back that would make it less slippery? Something similar to those anti-slip strips you can put in your bathtub but obviously much smaller? Might be the perfect solution.
     
  22. agente46 macrumors member

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    Most stick on skins will make it more grippy..
    try best skins ever or dbrand
     
  23. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    My 12 year old is using his caseless while my mAx is in a skin and a bumper case with glass protection! I have a bad habit of dropping phones. I am trying to get myself to try just the skin and no bumper case.
     
  24. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    PWM?
     
  25. kerplunknet macrumors regular

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    A poor technology that flashes the backlight on and off very quickly to make the screen appear brighter or dimmer. End result is that it gives many people headaches/nausea and there is no way it’s healthy for your eyes.
     

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