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

    Starfyre

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    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

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  3. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502

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    All depends on the angle of impact. Luck plays a big part.
     
  4. wxman2003, Sep 22, 2014
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    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.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1786731
     
  5. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    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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