Does leather case protect iPhone 6 against impact (from fall or bump in the wall)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Starfyre, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Does leather case protect against impact? Say you accidentally hit a wall while the device is in your pocket, or if you drop it from 5 feet. Would it prevent it from any dents, etc. or would it still cause some sort of internal damage?
  2. mzd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2005
  3. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502


    Jun 25, 2011
    All depends on the angle of impact. Luck plays a big part.
  4. wxman2003, Sep 22, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014

    wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    There was a thread where a person broke the screen on their iphone 6 while it had an apple leather case on it. Fell from about waist high and corner hit the floor first. If you phone falls and hits a hard surface from 3 feet, most thin cases will not do much good.
  5. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    A case will protect it from little dings like wall impact, but a 5 foot drop might be severe and definitely would risk damage. These leather cases are more of sleeves that protect from scratches and general bumps, not a drop.

    For a drop, you'd need an actual thick case like a Tough Armor or an Otterbox.

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