Do I really need a case?

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  1. zin macrumors 6502

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    I pre-ordered an iPhone 6 and upgrading from an iPhone 4S. I've had the 4S for almost 3 years and the only "case" I ever used is the Apple rubber bumper thing that fits around the edges. There are zero scratches and no sign of wear on the device, just on the rubber bumper.

    Do I need a case for the iPhone 6? Mostly for iPhone 5/5S users, how easily does the aluminium back scratch?
     
  2. JD84 macrumors 6502

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    I always put my new phones in cases I like to be extra safe with them, I say get a case you can never have to much protection.
     
  3. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    If you want a kickstand yes you need a case :)

     
  4. Louney macrumors newbie

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    yes you need a case... iPhone needs protection !
     
  5. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

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    im thinking im going with one of those skins this time. this thing it too sexy to cover up.
     
  6. thomamon macrumors 65816

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    The only case I am going with this time is AppleCare+
     
  7. bueller1 macrumors 6502

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    I never used a case on any of my iPhones. Since day 1. Mostly because they dont feel nice in the hand, too bulky. AppleCare+ gives me ease of mind so when I drop it im not that worried. But this time around i might get a case. Sleekest one i can find. Now that its pretty thin having a case wont feel so bad.
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    No case. Go naked! Phone needs to be felt and touched in all its glory.
     
  9. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I don't use a case, I just put a screen protector on the front and back.
     
  10. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    nope.... no case.

    i put a phantomskinz on my iPhone (and iPad mini) cuz it makes it more me but no added bulk!
     
  11. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    I own a Black/Slate 5, and I use a TPU case, but not to prevent scratches.

    The iPhone 5 is too thin and edged for me to hold comfortably. The 6 has smooth edges, and the extra width may make it easier to hold, but the only way to know for sure whether you need a case is to hold the phone.
     
  12. ram161 macrumors newbie

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    I've never put on a case on an iPhone... Apple care+ yes!:apple: don't like the added bulk.
     
  13. smokechaser macrumors regular

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    Same for me. Applecare. No protection. Its more fun lol. Feels a lot better too.
     
  14. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on how often you drop your phone... personally I would think if you are getting the iPhone 6 plus and because of the learning curve for those that have never used a larger phone I would say Yes or at the very least AppleCare+
     
  15. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    You got to wrap it before you tap it. ;)

    Minimal case this time and not a Mophie. It'll be like lugging around a deep cycle marine battery.
     
  16. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    Nope. Don't need one. I've never used a case, and that includes my 5 and 5S. If you're careful with your device (always use a completely empty pocket to hold it in, never set it down on anything hard, don't let go of it over the ground, etc), you'll be fine.
     
  17. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the protruding camera was a clear decision to help sell all those Apple cases they're offering. From their site, "The camera stays protected just beneath the case, while a soft microfiber lining cushions the entire iPhone."

    Thanks for protecting the camera ring that you made stick out :apple:
     
  18. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure the ring will protect the lens.
     
  19. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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    The choice is really up to you as you will be using the phone and not us.
     
  20. naimmkassim macrumors newbie

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    Yes u r if u not willing to feel heart broken when ur iphone broke..
     
  21. dazlicous macrumors 6502a

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    Yes if you wanna keep it in mint condition and get top dollar for it when it comes to sell it on for the latest.
     
  22. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502

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    All I have to do is look at the edges and corners of my otterbox to know I need a case! For the 6 I'll try to get away with a thin one plus AppleCare. Maybe Apple's. My wife's looks great, especially when it's next to mine!
     
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    phillytim macrumors 6502a

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    I always always always get a nice slim case; I don't want to be without my phone (or be out another $79 for AppleCare+ replacement) if I can help it.

    It's amazing the crazy things people do that cause damage to their phones, and how often they damage their phones.

    And actually I think those who depend on AppleCare+ for replacement are abusing it and driving up costs for the rest of us. Shame on you who do this.
     
  24. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Just depends on the user. I tend to be butterfingered with mine so I use a cheapo TPU case and it's worked great. If you have more secure hands then certainly not.
     
  25. Ayr macrumors 6502

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    Passionately hate cases. Apple make gorgeous designs.
     

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