iPhone X Does anyone else literally feel nervous when using their iPhone without a case?

Hieveryone

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I have insurance on my iPhone X so should be covered if I accidentally drop it and it breaks.

But everytime I go case less I feel really nervous.

My daily is the Apple silicone case, apple leather for dates/events/meetings, and I also have a magnetic case for long drives for GPS.
 
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simplynando

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I have insurance on my iPhone X so should be covered if I accidentally drop it and it breaks.

But everytime I go case less I feel really nervous.

My daily is the Apple silicone case, apple leather for dates/events/meetings, and I also have a magnetic case for long drives for GPS.
I've got group insurance coverage for my family on AT&T and I also have AppleCare+ on my XS Max. When I first got it I said that I have no reason to use a case, I'm basically double covered.

I still don't think I've ever used my phone without a case. LOL.

I've taken the case off and used it at home on the couch, but I still can't bring myself to go caseless. The phone is entirely glass and metal, I fell like i'm setting myself up for failure. lol
 
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I've got group insurance coverage for my family on AT&T and I also have AppleCare+ on my XS Max. When I first got it I said that I have no reason to use a case, I'm basically double covered.

I still don't think I've ever used my phone without a case. LOL.

I've taken the case off and used it at home on the couch, but I still can't bring myself to go caseless. The phone is entirely glass and metal, I fell like i'm setting myself up for failure. lol
Exactly bro like when I take off the case that glass doesn't feel too safe. I feel like I could drop it any second.
 

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Does anyone else literally feel nervous when using their iPhone without a case?
No.
No I don't.
It is a phone. I use it without a case, without a sleeve, without a glove, without a condom… it is just naked.

According to Apple's Sales PR guff apparently it is really great engineering, super thin, at the edge of nano technology.

Why am I going to hide it in a piece of thick plastic or "leather"?

If you drop it and it breaks, buy another. You have the insurance, no?
 

simplynando

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Exactly bro like when I take off the case that glass doesn't feel too safe. I feel like I could drop it any second.
I've dropped my Max 3 times with a case on it. No harm to the phone or the screen. Those are both times I've saved myself from paying a deductible.

Accidents happen and the device is way too fragile. I wish I had the balls to not care. lol
 
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Hieveryone

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No.
No I don't.
It is a phone. I use it without a case, without a sleeve, without a glove, without a condom… it is just naked.

According to Apple's Sales PR guff apparently it is really great engineering, super thin, at the edge of nano technology.

Why am I going to hide it in a piece of thick plastic or "leather"?

If you drop it and it breaks, buy another. You have the insurance, no?
Right my deductible is only $25 bucks but I think just the cold, slippery smooth glass is a bit unsettling
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I've dropped my Max 3 times with a case on it. No harm to the phone or the screen. Those are both times I've saved myself from paying a deductible.

Accidents happen and the device is way too fragile. I wish I had the balls to not care. lol
Yea I've dropped my X really hard like actually hit it down off the edge of the table to where it landed with force on tile. But bc of the case everything was good. I don't think it could've survived without a case.
 
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bluespark

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I've used my phone without a case for years. No insurance, either. I suppose I'll drop it at some point, but it hasn't happened yet and I could easily buy a new phone for the amount I've saved on insurance, Apple Care, and cases.
 

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I have never used a case with the iPhone and I have been using them for almost 12 years.

So, no, I do not get nervous.

Not that I want to, but if I ever dropped my iPhone and the screen cracked, I would just get it fixed or get another.

BTW, out of the 2G, 4s, 5s, 6s Plus, and SE, I have dropped them all, but the only ones to crack were the 5s and the 6s Plus.

The 5s was not surprising, as I was working outside and my hand was tired, shaky, and sweaty. The 5s slipped out at ear height and dropped on patio paver bricks that I was putting outside my house.

The 6s Plus popped out of my hand at thigh level and landed on a concrete slab while I was walking outside my office. It wasn't a surprise that I dropped it, because that phone was very large and slippery with the rounded edges, but it was a surprise that it broke the screen from such a low drop. Luckily, I had AC+, it was the second time I purchased it on an Apple product and I am glad I did.

I got the AC + because I just think Apple's HW quality isn't as good as they once were, and their products are becoming more fragile. It paid off a few times, twice with the iPhone 6s Plus, the screen cracked and the battery stopped working correctly. The other time was with the Late 2012 iMac, it had a bad Fusion Drive.

So, if you are that worried about it, get AC+, if you are still worried about it, just use a case.

Life is too good to let silly things like an iPhone case (or lack there of) to get you down.
 
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Freakonomics101

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Yep! The iPhone 10 is a glass iPhone. Glass breaks. I paid $900 NIB for the Qualcomm model. I wanted a rose gold iPhone 10... wasn’t offered. Slap a rose gold case on it and it’s good to go. Win win for me. The iPhone without a case is pretty but my wallet doesn’t look pretty enough to get another one.
 

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I do use a case, but just because I think it makes the plus sized iPhones feel nicer in the hand and does give that extra bit of purchase on a large/ awkward handset. I wouldn't feel nervous about using it without, as i know ultimately it's going to break or become outdated anyway. When that happens, I'll buy a new one. That simple. If I had a more ergonomic (smaller and thicker) X I might well use it without a case.
 

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iPhone 7 fell down about 4 times from the desk/hands and just several scratches. Fell down in the case once from around 30-40cm and went to the repair shop due to baseband issues :D Still using a case though, just a better one.
 

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The X was the first phone I had that broke and it was probably that glass back which made it sleek enough for that to happen. Going back to cases now.
 

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I use a case for work and while at the gym. Every place else it's without one.
 

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"Literally feel nervous"? Is there a way to figuratively feel nervous?

In its standard use, literally means ‘in a literal sense, as opposed to a nonliteral or exaggerated sense’: I told him I never wanted to see him again, but I didn't expect him to take it literally. In recent years, an extended use of literally (and also literal) has become very common, where literally (or literal) is used deliberately in nonliteral contexts, for added effect: they bought the car and literally ran it into the ground. This use can lead to unintentional humorous effects (we were literally killing ourselves laughing) and is not acceptable in formal English.
 
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Valbunny

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I've had my X since launch, don't use a case, or screen protector. Have thrown it across the kitchen floor only once, and dropped in the living room also. Seems fine. :p
 

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I use a case with my Max. I don't worry either way. Life is too short to worry about something so frivolous as a possible broken iPhone from a 'what if' situation.

In the grand scheme of our lives, this doesn't even come into view.
 

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I have been using iPhones since about 2012, when I got an iPhone 4s. I had never dropped one so I never had any of them in a case. That is, until a couple months ago.. when I dropped my iPhone 8. Luckily it didn't suffer any damage, but I learned my lesson and bought a case for it. I'll be keeping my phones in cases from now on.
 
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12vElectronics

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No. I used to. But then I felt like I grew up and realized it's just a material possession that can easily be replaced. Life is too short. Not saying you should treat it like a banana and with a little attention, you should be fine.
 

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I always keep my iPhone in a case. Just a couple of days back, I accidentally dropped my iPhone while I was talking on in. Saw it bounce off the back before landing on the front. Good thing it was in a case, reckon it would be pretty bang up if not.
 

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Only use my phone in a wallet , no case, when it is on the move, together with cards and such stuff.
Easy peasy to take out. Otherwise I have it naked. Always had my phones that way.

Sure I’ve dropped some phones, small drops. Never happened a thing to them that way, ever.
Was thinking if I should get AC for my new XR, decided not to.
Phones are pretty resistance to some minor stuff. This is even water resistant.
Last phone, the SE died of water :(
 

Shanghaichica

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Yes I have insurance but I also have 2 young children. A few months ago my 2.5 year old threw my Xs max down the stairs at home. It was in a case and still works perfectly and doesn’t have any marks on it.
 

mikehalloran

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I never use it without a case but my issue is a little different.

I use mine entirely one-handed. It feels better and is less slippery with the Apple leather case around it.

I have dropped it without harm, generally from having it in a shirt pocket and bending forward. Oops! I’ve never suffered damage, though.

I don’t use a screen protector, however. I have a few that I got with other cases for other phones. I’m probably way overdue for a problem, no doubt.

All my iPhones are protected under the AT&T family plan — pay for three and it covers all (I don’t know the max number). I don’t have AppleCare+ on any of them.