Got bad luck dropping iPhone

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  1. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502

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    first iPhone here it's the 7, I always had galaxy's. I've dropped this phone more times then all the rest put together. Thank god I got a thin spigen case on it. Anyone else drop there iPhone a lot?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Never dropped it. No case either. iPhone 7 Plus.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Used to drop my iPhone 5 a lot before I realized it was because I was trying to avoid fingerprints on the screen. Finally said "screw it" and stopped worrying about it.

    After that I have rarely dropped my phone. My 6s+ still looks the same as when I got it.

    No cases. Ever.
     
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    I suggest if you keep dropping it you invest in a better case.
     
  5. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah there's no marks or anything on the phone. What case do you recommend?
     
  6. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    I can't count on one hand the number of times I've dropped any phone that I've owned.

    The spiegen cases look great, but like @Newtons Apple said, you'll want to get a stronger case if you're dropping it a lot.

    Or try using it caseless for a little while. It could actually make it easier to hold (or make you subconsciously more careful). I never use cases and I've had no issues holding my 6s+ securely.
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I've owned every flagship iPhone except the 4S and have only dropped a phone once ever. It was the 3GS and the corner got dented. Other than that all my phones have always been in pristine like new condition
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I bought a Silk base Grip case and really like it.

    I go caseless about 50% of the time though.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How can you avoid fingerprints on the screen?
    Besides never touching the screen with your fingers? :D
     
  10. predation macrumors 6502a

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    Tongue
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, or using rubber gloves maybe:D
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well, the iPhone 5 had straight sides. I was gripping it by the sides only.

    Until the first time I dropped it from chest height unto gravel. Fortunately for me it landed back down. But that was enough for me to start gripping it correctly.
     
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    I think you will find that your question is actually quite a stupid one.

    The obvious answer to avoiding fingerprints on the iPhone is to buy the iPad Pro LTE and to use this as your phone instead. Download a VOIP app for calls and then only use the apple pen for interfacing with the screen.

    You get the added bonus of adding extra screen real estate to your phone using this approach as well.

    Luckily Apple released a smaller 9.7" iPad Pro which should fit nicely into your pocket which makes this all a very elegant solution.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you.
    I think I baby mine too much.
    I have a case on that completely covers the back, top, bottom and sides and a glass screen protector on the front.
    So technically I don't touch any part of the phone at all :)
    Besides the home button. That's the only thing not covered:D
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    It's amazing once you drop an iPhone once, how you almost hold your breath hoping it's not damaged, and how careful you are in the future. It's like waking up from a nightmare.
     
  16. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    my 6s plus once sold that to get the iPhone 7
     
  17. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I dropped my 7 last night in my kitchen from about chest height, not a single bit of damage but I have it in an Apple silicone case.
     
  18. Jessica08 macrumors regular

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    I've dropped my 6S more than any other iPhone I've had. Not sure why, but after having cracked the screen once, I put a better case on there. I use the Body Glove case.
     
  19. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Nope. Have had every iPhone since the iphone since the 5 and haven't dropped it yet. Get AC+ every time though cause it only takes 1 time.
     

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