I made this observation in an iPhone accessory thread- a LOT more people with naked/bare iPhones today than last year or even 6 months ago. Have you noticed a surprisingly large increase in the number of naked, i.e. caseless iPhones in your area? Other posters were noticing the same. What cases have you seen - iPhone accessories. The question remains as to why. Here are some of my thoughts. Yours? 1. With the iPhone 4S (and the Verizon iPhone 4), AntennaGate has finally been resolved by a hardware change from Apple- people feel ok without a case. 2. Also, with more carriers having the iPhone, combined with the 4S, we just have more users, also going caseless. 3. Experience. People have gotten use to iPhone, and not dropping it or know how to handle the antennagate on the 4 ( the 'bad' spot)...and are just going caseless. 4. With Applecare+ new program, that covers up to 2 accidental damage to the phone (@$50 each), people just feel more okay about a breakage? 5. Or maybe people just got tired of using cases...period. 6. Perhaps it is simply all of the above! Thoughts as to the reasons, and do you notice the same. I'm in the Boston area.