Does the iPhone 6 series case protect the screen when you lay the phone face-down?

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  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    I think enough people have received their 6 that this question can be answered...

    When you lay your iPhone 6 with leather case down on a table screen down, does the glass touch the table? If not, how much space would you estimate there is between the glass and the table?

    Reason is, I like this feature of my InCase Slider; it has a nice lip that protects the screen if you drop the phone face-down. It'd be nice to have that protection with the nice Apple case.
     
  2. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Wow, the recent drop tests make this question even more relevant now.
     
  3. HiRez macrumors 603

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    It's a good question, I'm going to guess maybe not just because the 6 screen tapers down at the edges. So to have enough of a lip to completely raise the screen off a surface, it would have to project up quite a bit and I would think it would be awkward and uncomfortable to use.

    That said, I never put my phone face-down on a surface anyway, I would always put it face up. Additionally, there is a big difference between scratching and shattering so I don't think those drop tests have much bearing on this question.
     
  4. munkydust macrumors member

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    Yeah, looking at my case now, my guess is that top edge of the case with be pretty much flush with the glass.
     
  5. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Ouch, that's not too encouraging. I may pass on the Apple case when I got my 6 later this year.

    The drop tests seem to show that if it lands screen side down at all, it's toast. And as careful as I am with my phone, I'd feel really stressed being only a tiny accident away from an expensive repair.
     
  6. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    Just pony up for AppleCare and don't sweat it. Life is too short and AppleCare is a pretty good deal vs the prospect of expensive repairs.
     

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