Duncanator

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Just curious if anyone plans on trying to keep X caseless or if protection will be a must? I wish these phones were tougher as I always use a case and screen protector out of fear of breaking my phone.
 

BigMcGuire

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The resale value on these things is just too high not to put a case on it. I have gone through probably hundreds of plastic cases - I can't stand them, I don't like them.

Sena cases? The only case I've kept for more than a month (I kept it for 3.7 years). I got an 8+ just recently, was going to go nekkid but the glass back is slippery when you lay it down on anything. Got a plastic case, disliked it after a few days, got a Sena leather case - planning on keeping it for a few years. Just feels amazing in the hand, will keep the resale value of the phone and allow me to use it without the "oops" factor. No, I am not as good as @eyoungren :).

I realize you asked about the X - figured I'd chime in because I factor my use of a case on the resale value and the resale value of the X should be higher than the 8+.
 

Duncanator

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The resale value on these things is just too high not to put a case on it. I have gone through probably hundreds of plastic cases - I can't stand them, I don't like them.

Sena cases? The only case I've kept for more than a month (I kept it for 3.7 years). I got an 8+ just recently, was going to go nekkid but the glass back is slippery when you lay it down on anything. Got a plastic case, disliked it after a few days, got a Sena leather case - planning on keeping it for a few years. Just feels amazing in the hand, will keep the resale value of the phone and allow me to use it without the "oops" factor. No, I am not as good as @eyoungren :).

I realize you asked about the X - figured I'd chime in because I factor my use of a case on the resale value and the resale value of the X should be higher than the 8+.

I totally agree. However, being on the Next with AT&T where I can upgrade yearly, I do not worry about reselling my phone. Therefore, it is so tough to keep the case and screen protector on and not admire the beauty of the phone. Lol
 
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Ntombi

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I have had almost every iPhone since the 3G, and the only one I felt like required a case (purely because it was so damn slippery) was the 6.

I now have the jet black 7, and was thrilled to be able to ditch the case. Fingerprints don’t bother me, cases do. I absolutely loved the glass of the 4, and am looking forward to getting back to it.

Could I drop and shatter it? Anything is possible, but I tend not to catastrophically drop my phones (*knock wood*). Before I moved to AT&T Next, I sold my phones and got pretty good prices for them, as they had no-to-very-few blemishes.
 
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joeblow7777

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I either go caseless or with a very thin, usually clear case, just to add a little bit of grip. I’ve never used a screen protector.
 
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fs454

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Caseless on every phone since the first iPhone. Use and appreciate the phone like you own it, not like you’re preserving it for someone else who may own it a year and a half from now. Get AppleCare. Factor the cost of one replacement per year in case it breaks, and IMO it’s still a great deal for a cutting edge jack of all trades pocket supercomputer that you use a hundred times a day all the while using it bare as it was intended and not worrying about every little scratch. Just can’t wrap my head around covering a device in plastic garbage made by a usually-tasteless company.

I absolutely hate cases, but to each their own.
 
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Knowimagination

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I'll probably either get an apple case or just go completely naked. For sure I will use it naked nearly 50% of the time at the very least.
 

Beiron

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I initially got a quality skin for the iPhone X, with raised edges specifically to protect the screen, back and camera component. But a tiny flaw was found on the OLED display and after Apple replaced the unit, I decided to be doubly careful about the oleophobic coating which is fused to this newest version of the gorilla glass screen... so I got a wallet case with magnetic flap to hold the case close and made sure this was light as well. The great thing was this particular model from Uniq has a rubber/silicone case to hold the iPhone X instead of a solid TPU case.
 
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