I don't use a case and never have...

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by akhilleus, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. akhilleus macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2014
    Am I alone? I feel like everyone's all about CASE CASE CASE, but the thing is designed to be pretty sleek and simple as-is. Plus I hate the extra bulk of an already hefty phone. I've dropped my 3GS and 4S countless times and the things keep ticking.
  2. rrl macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2009
    You're not alone. Cases are for scatterbrains, so live free or die trying.
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I don't use a case either, I hate the bulk it adds and the fact that it kills the look of the phone... I do own an apple leather case which I have used on occasion when I am doing something that may increase risk of dropping the phone, but this has been very rare. But I do think Most people use cases... not just on this site but overall from what I see in the streets.

    This is why I find it so funny that there are countless threads of people complaining about the thick lines in the back of the upcoming iPhone 6, the majority of those complaining will just slap a case on their phone and never see them.
  4. mysterydate macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2010
    Waseca, MN
    I make cases, and I don't care if you're case-less. You're not everyone.

    Not every case is for ULTIMATE PROTECTION for people with butter hands. Not every case is "IS THAT A GIANT EAR? HAW HAW" or "I take my iPhone diving" or "I need a TASER and bottle opener on my phone."

    There's other stuff out there. I make some of it.

    No matter what you hold dear, there is someone out there vehemently opposed to it; the idea that you would find it dear in the first place confuses and enrages them.

    Solution? Keep on keepin' on.

    So rock that iPhone with no case, and I will continue making cases. We can totally high five over our respective decisions! :D

    I welcome those who desire an escape from Jony Ive's big ol' lines! ;)
  5. akhilleus thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2014
    This x100.
  6. RafixPhoenix macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2013
    We'll pardon us, but maybe some of us WANT our phones to be in the same condition they were the day we got them for when we decide to sell them and make more $$$.
  7. CausticSoda macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2014
    Abu Dhabi
    Just use a smart leather sleeve case. It provides reasonable protection in the pocket (vs keys etc.) but when you use it or take it out at home or when at a bar keeping an eye on the score (or whatever), there it is in all its uncased glory. Simple! Best of both worlds...
  8. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    I don't use a case on my iPod =D
    I use a case on my iphone
  9. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
  10. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2013
    Palo Alto, Ca
    Cases aren't for everyone. Nobody's a fool for being with or without a case.
    I've gone caseless off and on.

    For me I at least will always have a glass screen protector. As tough as the glass is I almost always find fine scratches inevitably without them. Screen scratches can be annoying when watching a movie - most times it's hardly noticeable but impossible to ignore when you do.

    Also the coating wears over time as a greasy spot. I like swapping the protector and have the new glass feeling. Hey, it's worth it for me.

    The caseless 5s is very light and slippery. The cases I like add some grip. I'm not crazy about adding bulk, though. Magpul feels prefect in the hand. If they made a Magpul textured shell I'd order one in a heartbeat.

    Some cases do look nice, though. Sometimes it's nice to change the look for fun.

    I've seen enough folks using iPhones with cracked screens to make me paranoid.

    I like tough and weatherproof electronics. My laptop is a Getac v110 which is tough as laptops get and I love it. Naked iPhone seems a little delicate for me.
  11. Toltepeceno Suspended


    Jul 17, 2012
    SMT, Edo MX, MX
    I got a glass screen protector for a little over 4.00 us and it's amazing. I can't tell it's there by look or by feel. My phone will go to one of the kids when I get another so I try to keep it as good as possible and a glass protector is like having nothing on it. We don't have 1st world problems of having too much money laying around here.

    I also use a spigen tough aromor case as I have big hands and the phone just feels too small and hard to hold without it. Having Rhumatoid arthritis doesn't help (especially with big hands), and I dropped it several times before the case (5c with slick, thin edges).
  12. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  14. akhilleus thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2014
  15. Imhzw macrumors newbie


    Aug 5, 2014
    Yesterday my 5c dropped from the bed and the corner sinked in.

    Then I plan to buy a 5c case. But later I think that impacts feeling.

    So I plan to change the battery and shell at the next year.
  16. tkwolf macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    Always have and will use a case for protection. Also because I tend to be clumsy at times. I wish I was as brave and careful as everyone.
  17. jkel777 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2014
    I always use a case. I don't think I've ever gone case-less in my years of using iPhones.

    My relatives have gone case-less, dropped their phone, and shattered their screens. I don't want to have that happen to me, and I like the piece of mind.

    That being said, cases aren't for everyone. Apple designs their products to stand up to daily wear-and-tear.

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