Goldfrapp

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Ugh, this year, I find it a little harder deciding on the iPhone and case color choices. They’re all so beautiful. But then I ask myself, why do I even bother? It’s gonna be inside the case anyway. But I still can’t stop obsessing over it.

Who else just plans to buy whichever color iPhone is left in stock and then just deciding on the case color?
 

bluecoast

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Another way of looking at this is:

Why have Apple made design and material choices that made their phones so fragile, thus making using an iPhone without a case the very definition of ‘living dangerously’!

From 2017, we’ve had phones with a glass sandwich design with the front glass raised up over its aluminium or steel housing (ie making it more vulnerable).

At last we are returning to designs where the glass is recessed again.

Kudos to Apple and Corning for what seems like a breakthrough in glass tech with the ceramic shield.

Maybe in a few years time, using a case on the iPhone will only be for the paranoid. Let’s hope.
 

Oblivion1337

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Clear case full edge covered without any bottom cut out. Love the mag safe symbol on Apple clear case but bottom cut-off is a bit turn off.
 

Shadowbech

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Ugh, this year, I find it a little harder deciding on the iPhone and case color choices. They’re all so beautiful. But then I ask myself, why do I even bother? It’s gonna be inside the case anyway. But I still can’t stop obsessing over it.

Who else just plans to buy whichever color iPhone is left in stock and then just deciding on the case color?
Unless you get a clear case. Other than that if you get a non-clear case then color of the device shouldn't matter.
 

Mr.C

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Like a lot of people here I always use a clear case so yes the colour does matter to me. I’ve just received my clear case yesterday as a matter of fact ready for my 12 Pro Max next month.
 

bigjnyc

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I feel like we’re given too many choices every year. I miss the old days of the original iPhone in a single color option or even later iPhones that came in only black and white versions.

lol you’re complaining about too many choices? Why not just pick the one you like and ignore the others? Not sure why having extra choices would bother someone
 

konicky

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I wish that Apple made the iPhone tough enough to not need a case at all or made them easily and cheaply repairable! Imagine if you could swap the screen out yourself for £20, wouldn't worry about scratches then.
 
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rebretz000

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I try and get clear cases to show off the phone color which is why I always get something other than black.
 

frumpy16

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I feel like we’re given too many choices every year. I miss the old days of the original iPhone in a single color option or even later iPhones that came in only black and white versions.
Found the guy from the communist country. “Take away my choices, wise ones! Tell me what to like!”

But seriously, welcome to Costco. They’ve made a whole business out of making choices for you in what you’re going to buy if you want “socks” or “peanut butter”.

I like Costco though so maybe you’re on to something! 🤣
 
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