Does iPhone 5 need a back protector?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Slightly Hyphy, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Slightly Hyphy macrumors member

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    Simple question. My current phone is the iPhone 4 which had the glass back, so I have a screen protector on the back. Does the iPhone 5 also need a back protector given that it now has a metal back?
     
  2. gsugolfer macrumors 6502a

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    Since the scratching claims are out there, I'm going to use one if I go caseless or bumper.
     
  3. Speedyparker87 macrumors member

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    Yes it does. Got a few nicks (very small, almost unnoticeable) on day one by having my headphones (ear pods) in the same pocket.
     
  4. Slightly Hyphy thread starter macrumors member

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    I plan to use a case on my iphone 5 when I get it...so do you think a back protector is still necessary? I'm not sure if pieces of dust or something could scratch the iphone 5 back even when it is in case?
     
  5. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    Im using a case but I still want to use a back protector. I wanna avoid wet installs thought.
     
  6. gsugolfer macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to use one with a bumper. Would not bother otherwise.
     
  7. Insilin1i macrumors regular

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    I'v always used screen and back protectors on my phones, and I would think the iPhone 5 is going to need it to. Though I never used cases on mine. Just waiting for SGP to release their full body kit dry install because I'm not much of a fan of wet installs.
     
  8. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

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    I keep hearing about the iPhone 5 back being easily scratched. Dont have one currently but going to purchase one real soon.
     
  9. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    waiting for my full body protector from bodyguardz.com. I'll only be using the sides and back with a monoprice bumper.
     

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