If the new shell is a "matte finish" will you guys still use a case?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Djs621, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Djs621 macrumors regular

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    From what the rumor mill is describing it seems as if the shel might be resistant to scratches.
     
  2. carson44 macrumors member

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    wont do anything for a cracked screen if you drop it
     
  3. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    I have never used a case for a 2G or 3G, so it won't be any different here.
     
  4. The General macrumors 601

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    Neither will 99.999999% of cases out there.
     
  5. Djs621 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cases don't protect the screen.. Screen protector will
     
  6. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Some do.

    I don't use a case now, so I probably wouldn't with a new one.
     
  7. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    Screen protectors only prevent it from scratching. A drop will crack the screen somehow even with a screen protector.
     
  8. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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    I Agree.
     
  9. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    i've used a case and dropped the phone and no damage to anything. i risked not using a case, and loved the case-less iPhone better, dropped that and still no damage.

    no case is the way to go.

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  10. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

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    I use some case they sell at the AT&T store for my 3g. The guy at the store dropped his phone multiple times, to show that it protected it. It's a bit of a thick case, but I do feel as if my phone is well-protected.

    I'd use a case with any iPhone I have.

    I'm not going to upgrade, though. Nothing wrong with my current 3g.
     
  11. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Depends honestly. If the form factor is compliant with 3G cases, then yes. Otherwise, I don't want to shell out another $40 on a case.
     
  12. carson44 macrumors member

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    wrong...a lot of cases will prevent a cracked screen if you drop it. A little rubber case wont prevent a cracked screen but some of the nice leather and hard plastic cases will
     
  13. carson44 macrumors member

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    a screen protector wont do anything if you drop it with out a case on
     
  14. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

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    This is the case I'm talking about.
     
  15. soopamac macrumors member

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    I usually use a case for a few months then remove it. Cases add bulk to the phone and protects it. But the iPhone looks so much better without a case.
     
  16. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    When the phone doesn't cost $600 to replace I'll quit using a case. Even if it doesn't completely protect it from a major fall it doesn't hurt and it definately keeps little bumps and daily use from showing any wear. That might come in handy soon when I'm selling my phone on eBay to upgrade and I can advertise it as mint condition (unless there's cracks but that's a different issue). I use a screen protector too. My last phone got a scratch on the screen and I really hated living with it until I upgraded phones.
     
  17. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    I prefer holding the iPhone without a case. It's made to be that way and feels much better in your hand.
     
  18. ryant601 macrumors member

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    I use that case myself, the only thing i dont like about it is the difficulty i have pulling it out of tight pockets. a hardshell case is better in that regard. but ive dropped my phone and it does a fantastic job protecting it. overall, id say its a good pick
     
  19. The General macrumors 601

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    Wrong. Leather and hard plastic will not stop the glass from shattering if the phone falls on its screen. The only way it could do that is if it covers the screen, which would make the phone unusable. 0.000001% of cases cover the screen.
     
  20. kovalchuk71 macrumors 6502

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    If the Apple logo is still shiny, the only thing I will do is cut a piece of Bodyguardz plastic film to fit over the "Apple" to prevent it from scratching. No case here.
     
  21. RogueVasion macrumors regular

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    I used to have my Incase Slider on my 36 to prevent it from scratching, but I hide the overall appeal of the phone (plus it caused some scratches as well).

    I tend not to use it anymore, since I'm very careful with it now. But if there is a new matte finish, I'm using no case so I can show it off when I buy it.
     
  22. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    I have never used a case on my first gen iPhone or the 3G, so I certainly won't now.
     
  23. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    If it's a rubbery and durable matte finish then no. If it's matte plastic similar to a black MacBook then probably.
     
  24. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    never used a case, don't think I will change that if I get the new phone
     
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