iPhone XR Caseless XR

jcorbin

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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.
 
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Aneres11

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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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If you wait 15 minutes by the Genius Bar, you'll get to talk with plenty of people who went caseless.
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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I am caseless with my XR and don’t even have a screen protector.

I like the feel of naked iPhones, they always go nicely in the hand with the glass materials used these days.
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.
 

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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.
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....
 
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Lioness~

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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 :)
 

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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!
 

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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.
Totallee clear case. Feels like rocking it naked.
 

Lioness~

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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
 

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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
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!!!
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Most stick on skins will make it more grippy..
try best skins ever or dbrand
 
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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.
 

jcorbin

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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.
PWM?
 

kerplunknet

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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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