Do many of you use iPod socks for your iPhone 4/4S??

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  1. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    I just wanted to show my appreciation of the humble Apple iPod sock! I tried so many cases since I got my iPhone 4S and I picked this single one up on eBay for 99p, and it's an official Apple one (I also purchased non official ones in the past which were rubbish - became so loose, so quickly). Purple sock/white iPhone combo looks great! Any of you use them too? Do they hold their shape well over time? Just throw them in the wash from time to time? I included two photos...:p
     

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  2. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    LOL no, that looks ridiculous
     
  3. Defender2010 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Taste is subjective...
     
  4. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I have several different iPhone pockets, they are built into each pair of pants I have. I am not interested in an iPhone sock.
     
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    Agreed, I'm glad you like your Apple sock. However, count me in the camp who would never use an Apple sock as a case for my iPhone.
     
  6. Defender2010 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    "Several" "Built in"....that sounds a little excessive. I am happy with a sock. Perhaps other are too, each to their own i guess...
     
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    I don't use one, but I can see where one would be good to have. I guess it all depends on what suits you the best.
     
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    I keep my socks in my shoes...don't need one in my pocket. Oh and I have one under my bed.
     
  9. theman510 macrumors 6502

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    Don't really see the point of having one of those...
     
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    I think they're nice, just it doesn't really protect your iPhone. Just the mini-scratches from dust, but if you don't drop it, then it's good. I considered buying one, but then I went with Zero Beyzacase.
     
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    Actually like sticking your phone in your pocket, you can still get mini scratches from dust/sand particles even with that.
     
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    I just think it is snug, protects from scratches and dust (to me this is most important, I have never dropped an iPhone yet) and you can just throw it into a bag or wherever and it will be protected, and the speaker is uncovered so you can still hear it ok. I did not like the bulk certain other cases i tried added to the phone...even "thin" TPC cases. For me this looks best and performs best...for me. (Plus it's made by Apple, if that was ever a persuasion!)
     
  14. jesslla macrumors newbie

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    I knit, so I made my own iphone sock. :) It's a TARDIS from Doctor Who and has a lanyard on it to hang it around my neck.

    Yours is likely made of acrylic yarn, and should hold it's shape fairly well. Just treat it like you would any other sweater/sock and throw it in the wash now and then.
     
  15. Defender2010 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks! Knitting has become incredibly popular in England, and very fashionable and trendy - knit groups etc. (I don't knit just for the record - but i do appreciate a good 'yarn') :)
     
  16. ModestMoo macrumors 6502

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    I just can't be bothered to take it out every time I need my iPhone and then slide it back there. :/
     
  17. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    I've never seen those before, so I would guess not. They look cute for the winter though!
     
  18. Defender2010 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Plus, it looks good next to my favourite Apple Blanket! :D
     

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    My GF used to use one for her iPhone, but now she uses a case that makes her iPhone look like an old school cassette. She likes having interesting cases and covers for her electronics. Personally I don't use cases/screen protectors/anything, so the sock would be a no for me.
     
  20. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I tried using them for a while with both a 1st Generation iPod touch and my iPhone 4 when it was released, but I find that the socks imprint their pattern onto the screen (not permanently), which kinda defeats the purpose of a case IMO.

    I don't use a case with my iPhone 4 now.
     
  21. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone goes naked. But I did, however, want an Apple shirt that I cannot seem to find.

    Even an Apple bookbag would be cool, or...anything Apple branded really.
     

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