Do the Apple designers protect their iPhones and how?

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  1. befrank4444 macrumors newbie

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    Are Tim Cook, Ive and the rest of the team at Apple walking around with Otter Boxes and silicone cases on their phones...?

    I wonder how they organize their apps too...
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I never thought of it. I'd imagine the guy behind the design isn't sticking his phone in an ugly & bulky otter case.
     
  3. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Someone asked this during a Q&A with all of them on stage, I think it was during the antennagate keynote.

    They all pulled out their phones and none of them had any sort of case.
     
  4. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    I very much doubt they protect them in cases. Think of the bad PR that would create. Plus I doubt they have to queue in the Apple store or pay for replacements considering their profile within Apple. Have you thought they might be able to replace their handsets a little more often than we do?
     
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't have thought so either.

    Probably got their own stash of new units sat in a locker.

    :D
     
  6. jordanogrady macrumors 6502

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    Errrr NO!

    And.... probably the same as everyone else!
     
  7. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    What do u mean by "organize their apps"? They organize them just like everyone else does. They are just normal humans after all.
     
  8. alexforget82 macrumors regular

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    Really ? Tim Cook go to bathroom a couple of times a day ? :D
     
  9. iPhonemaster5S macrumors 6502

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    Or that if they break them new ones are readily available. That would be nice to have....
     
  10. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    There was a story about a Mercedes engine designer who was a maniac on the road. Someone said to him "they way you drive, you're going to destroy the engine". Reply: "So what, I'll just design a better one".
     
  11. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    A good person to test its limitations too.
     
  12. webworks415 macrumors 6502

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    I doubt any of them are allowed to use cases. To do that would be indirectly admitting that the phone is not built from solid materials, and would be covering their own design. I'm sure the head honchos can just swap out phones easily when they damage or lose them
     
  13. 22mac macrumors member

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    What color iPhone does Tim Cook and Jony Ive use?
     
  14. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    Tim Cook used a white iphone 5!

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    Tim Cook uses a white iphone 5!
     
  15. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Why protect their phones when they can just get a new one each week? All the data is backed up on iTunes.
     
  16. ethan028 macrumors 6502a

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    White is sooooo much more sleeker.
     
  17. swarmster macrumors 6502a

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    They protect it with gorilla glass and unibody aluminum.
     
  18. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'm not Cook or Ive or any of those guys, but I've never put a case on any of my iPhones ... and I've had every model of iPhone the day they were released. I love the tactile experience of handling the raw phone.
     
  19. mizaco macrumors member

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    Hell no. If they dent it, they just print a new one. They have all kinds of amazing gizmos in the super top secret apple labs!
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The 5S will look almost the same as the iPhone 5 so there isn't much to hide.
    Every 2 years that they do a major redesign it would be worth to hide and stick in a case to avoid anyone spotting it.
     
  21. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    Why would someone use a case on a such beautiful device? I never had anything on my iPhones.
     
  22. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Why would the likes of Tim Cook bother to put a case on his phone? If he ran over it with his car today, do you think it would be any sweat of his back to get another? He probably has a drawer full of them just in case he has company and wants to give a gift for dropping by.
     
  23. gcrr macrumors regular

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    LOL, they are all so rich that cases don't even matter.
     
  24. ethan028 macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong. It's reported that employees on campus wear thick bulky cases to cover the new pill designed led and the home button sensor.
     
  25. befrank4444 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All these replies were so good and have curved my curiosity. lol
    Thanks guys!
     

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