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

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

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What kind of protection do you use on your iPhone?

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

    31 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. No case - Invisible screen protector only.

    15 vote(s)
    14.7%
  3. Use a Case (with or without invisible screen protector)

    56 vote(s)
    54.9%
  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    Looking to get a feel for how many people protect their iPhone with invisible shields, cases and such.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    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

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

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    Bumper only
     
  5. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    No case . Just front and back film protectors. Skin for the antenna band.
     
  6. klo-mac macrumors member

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    None.

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

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    Bumper when outside, naked when in house

    Sgp crystal front & back
     
  8. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    naked. it just feels so good that way. later.
     
  12. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    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

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

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    Same.
     
  15. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    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

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    Otterbox commuter... enough though very disappointed about the quality...
     
  17. chrislaw macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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 case-mate.com 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

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    Yes I use a case but I recently bought AppleCare+ for my 4S....now I'm debating on wether to use one or not...
     
  20. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    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

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    Smart woman.
     
  22. verwon macrumors 68030

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    #22
    I have mine in an extended battery case, no screen protector.
     
  23. Montanan macrumors member

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  24. moogs macrumors member

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

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    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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