For those who uses the Apple case...

BigMcGuire

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I wasn't when I had an Apple leather and silicon case for awhile. I preferred it because most cases that cover the bottom are sharp and dig into my finger when holding the phone for long periods of time. Never had a problem with it scratching. But that's me.
 

Mlrollin91

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No issues with scratching here either. I prefer the silicone/leather case to all other cases for a couple of different reasons. Open bottom, as stated above, so it doesn't hurt your fingers. For the thinness of the case, it has a good lip over the screen to protect it on certain screen down drops and finally, it provides just enough grip, not too slick or catchy.
 
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Macbook14in

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I am really considering buying this case, except that I'm really worried about having the bottom of my phone all scratched up
 

BigMcGuire

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Depends on personal use. I've been mostly caseless up until the iPhone 6+ because it's just too slippery to use without a case (imo). I take pretty good care of my phones and they're usually like new when I go to trade them in for an upgrade. So I never worry about my phone being all scratched up because it never is, so an open bottom is no problem for me and preferred (since I read on it a lot) - as I stated above.

What are your usage patterns like? What do your phones look like after a few years? Do you drop your phone a lot?
 

Macbook14in

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Depends on personal use. I've been mostly caseless up until the iPhone 6+ because it's just too slippery to use without a case (imo). I take pretty good care of my phones and they're usually like new when I go to trade them in for an upgrade. So I never worry about my phone being all scratched up because it never is, so an open bottom is no problem for me and preferred (since I read on it a lot) - as I stated above.

What are your usage patterns like? What do your phones look like after a few years? Do you drop your phone a lot?
I drop my phone maybe once every 3 months or so.. and I regularly take public transit
 

BigMcGuire

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I drop my phone maybe once every 3 months or so.. and I regularly take public transit
Then in that case, I might recommend against an open bottom. Do you read a lot? Open bottom is a MUST for me to read a lot, but as long as the case isn't sharp it shouldn't be too bad. The case in the picture that you posted looks like it has pretty good protection so unless it was dropped JUST RIGHT, you should be fine. I'd say try it if you really want it. :)
 

noahwetterman

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I am really considering buying this case, except that I'm really worried about having the bottom of my phone all scratched up
I don't have this case, so I can't say for sure, but I think (barring some extreme circumstance) you'd be perfectly fine with it. If you have any scratches on the bottom, I think they would be of minimal impact on your trade-in value.
 

rugmankc

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i have apple's silicon case. drop iphone numerous times. no damage to iphone or case. :)
 

hofnar

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I am really considering buying this case, except that I'm really worried about having the bottom of my phone all scratched up
Be careful with this case. I had the non-wallet version and the lower corners started to split on mine, twice. I know another user on the boards had the same problem. They offer a good warranty, but you may be sending it back a few times like I did.

This was my post: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/anyone-using-the-apple-cases.1961445/page-3#post-22839895
 

Macbook14in

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why can't manufacturer also makes it so that the bottom part is also protected??
 

Allin44

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I'm using a black Apple leather case for my iPhone 6s+, and while it's a very nice case that fits like a glove and feels good in the hand, I really don't like having the bottom of the phone exposed like that.

I also don't really feel comfortable walking around and using my phone knowing that if I drop it, the Apple case isn't going to offer a whole lot of protection.

Likely moving to a RhinoShield case shortly.
 

yanki01

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i've had my leather case on mine for a little close to a year, absolutely no scratches on the bottom opening.
 

Mlrollin91

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why can't manufacturer also makes it so that the bottom part is also protected??
Because protecting the bottom part of the phone usually makes the phone uncomfortable to hold one-handed. I rest my pinky under the lightning port when using it one-handed. Any case i've tried with something protecting the bottom is extremely uncomfortable and digs into my pinky. The Apple case is without a doubt the most comfortable case I've used.
 
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