If you had to do it over, would you still get a case?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DoNoHarm, Jul 13, 2010.

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Would you get a case for your iPhone if it was new?

  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
    81.5%
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  1. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    So I bought a used 3GS on ebay. The phone arrived with a hairline crack that the seller had not mentioned in the ad! Long story short, I got the seller to knock off $40 and then called apple who agreed to replace the unit. So I ended up with a new 32GB iPhone 3GS for only $290.

    Which brings me to the question: Should I get a case? I know people drop the phones catastrophically all the time, but I heard that these phones, especially with the plastic back cover, are designed to be dropped and survive. For all you owners out there: if you had to do it over, would you still go for the case?
     
  2. Makaveliarts macrumors 6502

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    My 3Gs is fine. Had it since day one, short answer, yes, I was rough on my phone, it is not really in Bad condition but a case/screen protector etc. would of been worth it to me. I plan to keep the IP4 I am getting in perfect condition.
     
  3. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    was the phone still under warranty? mine has a crack in the case...
     
  4. hipvamore macrumors regular

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  6. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    I have had a black bumper since the day the 4 came out, and honestly I was getting tired of the phone. Well I just got my white Bumper today and WOW I love this phone, the different color bumper just makes the phone.:)
     
  7. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. F123D macrumors 68040

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  9. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I have put every phone I've ever owned in a case, why would I stop now?

    With companies giving trade INS based on the condition of the phone it again makes a powerful case for using a case!
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    True, but they're not going to price it for jailbroken and unlocked. Enjoy it naked for a year, then jailbreak and unlock before eBaying it and that'll make up for the otherwise diminished value that you'd get for a slightly worn phone.
     

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