Have you dropped your 6/6+?

Have you dropped your new iPhone?

  • Yes with case

    Votes: 43 18.7%
  • Yes with no case

    Votes: 22 9.6%
  • Nope

    Votes: 154 67.0%
  • Useless

    Votes: 11 4.8%

  • Total voters
    230

Appl3FTW

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Nov 15, 2012
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Just dropped it today :mad::mad::mad:

Have you dropped your new iPhone?
 

bpeeps

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May 6, 2011
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I'll drop it in about 8 months after that newness / infatuation period has worn off. But I've never broken / shattered / heavily dented my phone before. I have good grip practice from... from... gripping other things.
 

kingofwale

macrumors 6502a
Apr 24, 2010
967
1,306
why do people so fixated on getting a case?

When you pay 1000 dollars for a phone (a portable device), it shouldn't break that easily.

Do you buy a case for your Walkman? or your watch?
 

Appl3FTW

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Original poster
Nov 15, 2012
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I was handing it down on the couch but I don't know what happened, it fell on the floor. :mad:
 

eclipse01

macrumors 68030
May 16, 2011
2,522
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Eau Claire, WI
I never use cases and have never dropped a phone to the point that I broke anything on it.

with that said, I really feel like at some point I will drop this due to the size/thinness and weight.

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why do people so fixated on getting a case?

When you pay 1000 dollars for a phone (a portable device), it shouldn't break that easily.

Do you buy a case for your Walkman? or your watch?
Haha "Walkman"
 

golfdude

macrumors regular
Aug 5, 2005
249
30
Just today 3 year old dropped my wife's 6, in s Spiegen case, face has a crack. Bummer.
 

lavrishevo

macrumors 68000
Jan 9, 2007
1,845
189
NJ
I was out visiting with my family last night. Mom nailed her water bottle sending a stream across the table right to my phone. It was in a case. My big one. Whew. This 128 plus was 3 hours old. I think that counts. The case prevented water from entering any ports or getting on the phone itself. It was not like dropping the phone under water but it was close enough.

Want your phone to last? Get a good case. I'm sure my first drop will be before too long. Never damaged any of my phones because of the case. Well worth it.
 
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CelestialToys

macrumors 6502
Aug 4, 2013
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up above the streets and houses
why do people so fixated on getting a case?

When you pay 1000 dollars for a phone (a portable device), it shouldn't break that easily.

Do you buy a case for your Walkman? or your watch?
Yup I used to have a case for my old Panasonic walkman when they cost similar amounts to the iphone. I also had a case for my old dumb phone.I also have a case/shell on both my macbook pros and my ipad. I don't wear a watch so I can't comment on that.
 

Jordan921

macrumors 601
Jul 7, 2010
4,669
1,457
Bay Area
Just got my 6plus today so I haven't used it much but used my girlfriends 6 since last Friday and didn't even come close to dropping it.
 

Appl3FTW

macrumors 603
Original poster
Nov 15, 2012
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:eek:

Was it in a case at least?

Hope you got lucky and came away unscathed.
Yea I do, about two feet up. I missed the couch I was trying to put my phone in, it fell straight to the floor... Arghh
 

Faerie

macrumors regular
Sep 22, 2014
146
0
I've never cracked or broken an iPhone..I haven't dropped my iPhone 6 yet. However, I dropped my iPhone 5 last year getting out of my car while it was in my pocket. The case was a loose silicone one and my phone fell out of both my pocket and the case and onto pavement! Luckily it was fine somehow.
 

buckstah

macrumors newbie
Nov 7, 2012
22
1
Family member was taking a picture of the wife and I.. they dropped the phone and the screen shattered =(. At least I had AppleCare. Now I have a case too because I can't trust other people.
 

DreLamar

macrumors newbie
Nov 26, 2012
28
4
iPhone 6 cracked screen

Dropped my 6 space grey getting out of the car. Phone was sitting in my lap and slid face first a few feet. Top right corner is shattered slightly cracked above the front camera & slightly cracked top left corner. $130 to replace & Apple store is booked til Thursday #
 

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joonyaboy

macrumors 6502
Jun 27, 2010
318
264
FL
Dropped once on concrete. Have had a case on since Minute 1 so no damage.

On the weekend when I'm on the couch I'll take it out of the case and enjoy the nakedness for awhile.
 

aneftp

macrumors 601
Jul 28, 2007
4,293
487
I dropped my 6 plus the first time I even got it out of the box. Dropped it about 1 foot on kitchen counter. And I had a case to put it in. Cause just a smudge mark. Can't belive it. I had case ready to put in and dropped it. It's slippery
 

Hal~9000

macrumors 68020
Sep 13, 2014
2,019
1,768
Dropped my 6 space grey getting out of the car. Phone was sitting in my lap and slid face first a few feet. Top right corner is shattered slightly cracked above the front camera & slightly cracked top left corner. $130 to replace & Apple store is booked til Thursday #
Is there damage to the aluminum sides? Couldn't tell from the angle of the picture.
 

Ramrod82

macrumors regular
Jun 29, 2010
128
24
If you are not going to put a case on it at least put tempered glass on it!! Drop the glass breaks no biggie!
 

bronzini

macrumors member
Jun 20, 2009
81
0
Dropped mine today on the floor at car dealership face down. I got a good case on it and it was fine. I have a 6. Whew!
 
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