Do you use a case to protect your iPhone or not?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saintforlife, Nov 13, 2011.


What kind of protection do you use on your iPhone?

  1. Naked, no invisible shield or case. Just like SJ intended.

    31 vote(s)
  2. No case - Invisible screen protector only.

    15 vote(s)
  3. Use a Case (with or without invisible screen protector)

    56 vote(s)
  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Looking to get a feel for how many people protect their iPhone with invisible shields, cases and such.
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    This Topic

    Has been done to death here, but for what it's worth.....At home naked on a stand, out and about, full Otterbox Defender.
  3. NJFP macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2009
    Linier case, actually it's a back cover and around the edge. Slim and compact. No screen cover.
  4. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2011
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    Bumper only
  5. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    No case . Just front and back film protectors. Skin for the antenna band.
  6. klo-mac macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
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    I don't prefer to hide what iPhone quality did for us.
  7. yui4 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2011
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    Bumper when outside, naked when in house

    Sgp crystal front & back
  8. glocke12 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    I voted no case, but with invisible shield, but thats just because I haven't found a case I like yet.

    I did plan on going naked with just an IS type protector, until my phone literally jumped out of my pocket last week and landed on the pavement.

    Have a new phone now, and while I hate to hide it under a case Id hate even more for it get damaged.
  9. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    I got my incase snap just to protect the phone from scratches and what not when I set it down. Just didn't want to be setting it down on the glass. I would like to find a nice bumper and get a matte film for the back in the near future though.
  10. HockeyGuy macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    I've always used it with no case and in a belt holster while out.

    The wife finally got to me that I may look like a loser with my holster while out with her. So now I rotate between naked, my bumper, and my naked+bumper every now and then.
  11. aham23 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2011
    naked. it just feels so good that way. later.
  12. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    I use a battery case + screen protector. If Apple doesn't want me to use these, then perhaps they should offer AppleCare+ in the UK.... And before I get the usual 'just be careful with your phone', I use my phone in a wide variety of hostile environments (labs, mountains, near my kids, etc.) and I'm rather clumsy (as are my kids).

    Indeed, I wonder why Apple doesn't offer a beefed up, watertight sports version of the iPhone with a battery that can run GPS all day....
  13. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2011
    Nothing at the moment, but I'm looking to purchase a case :).
  14. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
  15. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Why? Polling won't determine your preference. Polling MacRumors users won't give you any statistically meaningful results other than what MacRumors users who responded to your poll preferred.
  16. MacBpro macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    Otterbox commuter... enough though very disappointed about the quality...
  17. chrislaw macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2009
    central ohio
    Finally! Someone asked the question that everyone has had on their minds but were to afraid to ask! :D

    Case here with screen protector.
  18. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    I went without a case for the longest time but after dropping my phone with resulted in a small crack on the front and shattered rear glass, I use one on the phone that Apple store kindly offered me as a no-charge replacement.

    Took me a while to find the case I want, but finally found one at which is one of the very few cases I've seen that I don't feel takes away from the look of the phone. Very thin, light and brushed aluminum rear. Very minimal lip so wiping the screen clean is easy.
  19. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
    Yes I use a case but I recently bought AppleCare+ for my I'm debating on wether to use one or not...
  20. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    I'm thrilled that Antennagate does not plague my 4S. That problem is solved. My iPhone 4S makes calls as excellent as my SGS II, I just knew Apple could do it.

    Even better now I don't have to "patch it" with a bumper or case to compensate for Apples screw ups like the iPhone 4's (yes plural) of old.

    I use my 4S without any bit of it covered.

    The Oleophobic coating has always been very scratch resistant with just a bit of care. It's exemplary feedback is too good to deny yourself the pleasure & accuracy of using it.

    The front & back glass is also very scratch resistant, just be careful. You don't have to baby it, I use mine far too much for that. Just don't skid it across a tabletop & you'll be fine. I'm very picky & have no worries about durability.

    This new iPhone 4S simply doesn't need a case unless you like them.

    If so as we all know there are thousands of choices.

    Three Cheers for Tim Cook, he's doing an exemplary job :)
  21. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    Smart woman.
  22. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    I have mine in an extended battery case, no screen protector.
  23. Montanan macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2003
  24. moogs macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Anyone think Apple will produce a phone that's designed for a case?
  25. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Just a bumper and back screen protector. I did have a front protector on, but I took it off because it attracted A LOT of oil.

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