iPhone 6, Bend-Gate Protection?

crjackson2134

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It will be a few weeks before I pick up my 2 new 6's, but I plan to have cases ahead of time. The whole bending thing bothers me a little. Wife wants her new phone now, but I'm going to hold out a little while longer as things settle down. So far I haven't found any other Ti cases for the 6 (except an overkill, bolt together case that looks pocket carry unfriendly)

This case looks nice and hopefully add the rigidity needed to prevent pocket bending.
 

crjackson2134

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....so you've got a nice stylish iPhone 6 and you're thinking of covering it up with a block of metal like that?! :rolleyes:

....what is the point?!!:mad:
No I don't have the phone yet. The point is that I'm more concerned with protecting the phone than trying to impress people with it's looks. I'm old and disabled. I drop things frequently, and sit down a lot with my phone in my front pocket. I'm not buying it for it's "stylish" look. I want the faster A8, and a screen big enough for old eyes, and the Apple iOS operating system. I'm past the stage of life where I have to look stylish. I don't walk around holding my phone high in juvenile attempts to impress others. The childish "look at me phase" is at least 50 years behind me.
 

whsbuss

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SE Penna.
I'd wait to see the actual design.... they show the IP5 but if its that boxy it will really be huge on the 6
 

wxman2003

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You dont need something that thick. A rigid case, even one like the spigen thin fit cases should be enough. It's not pliable at all like the silicon cases. The rigid cases provide added support to the back and sides. You basically are covering the aluminum with hard plastic. I'm sure you could still cause damage with one on, but its going to take a lot more abuse to do damage.
 

itsjustmeee

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You dont need something that thick. A rigid case, even one like the spigen thin fit cases should be enough. It's not pliable at all like the silicon cases. The rigid cases provide added support to the back and sides. You basically are covering the aluminum with hard plastic. I'm sure you could still cause damage with one on, but its going to take a lot more abuse to do damage.
That was my thinking as well. I'm now on the lookout for a thin, sturdy lightweight case. I don't think it would take much to keep the phone from bending in my front pocket. I just don't want to go overboard on this. There HAS to be some case out there that doesn't add much bulk and gives it the rigidity it needs .... and doesn't make it look like a block of metal.
 

Mercury7

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Im kind of torn whether to return my apple leather case.... it is very thin but the sides do seem sturdy with just a little flex under pressure so it should reinforce the plus when I put it on..... was looking at the pelican cases att sells...they look very sturdy but apples leather case is really nice
 

crjackson2134

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Are you getting the 6 or the 6+?

Because only the 6+ bends.
The 6. It's going to be full price for unlocked 128GB x2 paid out of pocket. So after taxes, and cases, and Apple Care, easily over $2k. So they have to last me a pretty long while. So durability over looks here.
 

Jazper

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The 6. It's going to be full price for unlocked 128GB x2 paid out of pocket. So after taxes, and cases, and Apple Care, easily over $2k. So they have to last me a pretty long while. So durability over looks here.
Ah, well as shown on the front page, the 6 doesn't bend but I completely get your desire for a sturdy case. :p
 

youknome

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All you need is a simple (good quality) plastic case if you're really worried about bending.
 
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