Other Going case-less on Apple IUP phones

kevjen888

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I’m really want to try case-less on my XS Max which is on the Apple upgrade program. I will get a screen protector however. Is this a good idea? Does Apple charge extra when returning a phone with scratches on the back surface? Are the back of the X easily scratched?
 

rynep

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I've been on the IUP program for a couple years. As long as you aren't rough with your phone you'll be fine. Going caseless has been great. :)
 
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Steve121178

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Just look after it and you can't go far wrong. If you want the caseless usage, I recommend a 'sleeve' type case you can slot it into when not using it & just take it out when needed.
 

Ntombi

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I’ve only ever used a case on one iPhone since the 3G (was it the 6 that was so damn slippery?), and I’ve either sold my phone to private buyers or used AT&T Next. I’ve never had visible scratches on my phone. Micro abrasions that you had to been in bright light and squint to see? Yes. Actual visible scratches? Never.

Unless you’re a butterfingers, or really careless, don’t worry about it.
 

Nik73

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Ive always gone careless, but since I was on the iup my 8 has been in a case and is still immaculate. Hate it though, even after a year.
Thinking of going back for my XS Max, but the thought of not using a case with an £1099 phone scares the bejesus out of me!

How good a condition do the phones have to be in when upgrading/trading in?
 

kevjen888

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Anymore feedback on this? Really want to go caseless on the Max, is the glass back easily scratched or cracked?
 

bruinsrme

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If you want to see how the phone would look going ceaseless, pop by an Apple store and look at the display phones.
Those things are tortured on a daily basis.

I went ceaseless on the X for a week. I ended up with the Apple leather case.
 

Cayden

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I’ve been on the iUP since the 7 came out, and have been caseless for much longer. The only requirements for the return phone is that it: powers on, functions properly, and has no chips, cracks, or breaks in the glass. Anything besides this such as dents and scratches aren’t a problem when returning the phone. The worst case when returning the phone is being charged $99 for repairs if the phone is extremely damaged.

This was one of the big draws of the iUP for me, as I always felt bad going careless, as I knew it was hurting my resale value. This isn’t a consideration with the iUP, and gives me some peace of mind
 
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Bigserver1

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I’ve been on the iUP since the 7 came out, and have been caseless for much longer. The only requirements for the return phone is that it: powers on, functions properly, and has no chips, cracks, or breaks in the glass. Anything besides this such as dents and scratches aren’t a problem when returning the phone. The worst case when returning the phone is being charged $99 for repairs if the phone is extremely damaged.

This was one of the big draws of the iUP for me, as I always felt bad going careless, as I knew it was hurting my resale value. This isn’t a consideration with the iUP, and gives me some peace of mind
This is my experience as well. I went cashless on 5 and 6 and didn't break a screen or anything. I started the IUP with the 6s+ and have been happily careless on the 7+, 8+, and will be happily careless with the Xs Max. You've got to do some serious damage to be charged upon turn in for the IUP.
 
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