iphone 4 in the nude?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by msduncan, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. msduncan macrumors 6502

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    I know there are some out there that carried their iphone 3, 3G, and 3GS phones without a case. I also know this method caused an increased risk of scratching as you would guess that it would.

    I think I read that since the iphone 4 is glass on front and back, and supposedly made from military grade break resistant glass, that the new phones would be more capable of being carried without a case.

    Is this true? Have their been scratch tests yet? Does anyone plan to go without a case because of this claim?
     
  2. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I'll carry mine without the case on the basis that every iPhone I've had (2G, 3G, 3GS) has been in my pocket with nary a scratch to the screen.
     
  3. fuzion macrumors 6502

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    I was really hoping this was going to be a thread about being naked with an iPhone 4.


    But no since no one really has one yet there are no durability reports or rumors..
     
  4. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    I went without a case on my 3GS for 4 or 5 months and the screen had extremely minimal scratches that were only visible in the right light and even in that there were only a few small ones. This glass is supposed to be stronger than the current glass so I have no worries about it getting scratched. I am worried about dropping it and having the whole thing shatter so I will still probably buy a bumper type case to protect it from drops.
     
  5. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I've never used a case for any of my iPhones either (I've had all of them). They have all gotten slightly worn on the back, but it's not a problem at all. A case would become worn on the back, also. I've still been able to sell my original iPhone and my 3G unlocked on eBay for more than I originally paid for it when it was new.
     
  6. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still deciding on a bumper, but I won't be using a case that covers the front or the back. I may not even buy a bumper, that will probably be decided when and if the sides get their first scratch.
     
  7. JackSpearo macrumors regular

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    I always protected the heck out of my 3G, but one day (a few weeks ago actually) I decided to take the front screen protector off, and what do ya know? I've scratched it in a few different places...

    oh well...

    it is what it is...

    I'll probably use film protectors on my iphone 4... I dunno about the whole bumper thing, seems weird...
     

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