Is anyone crazy enough to run the 6 Plus naked?

mellofello

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Are you a life on the edge risk taker? Do you like BASE jumping, juggling chain saws, and doing high speed endos on sports bikes? Are you ready for the ultimate challenge?

Try not breaking a iPhone 6+ within minutes of activation if you don't slide on a case.

I'm kidding but man I was swapping my phone between cases right as a call came in. I have had the phone out of a case for a grand total of 5 minutes since I got it.

Just holding it to my ear it shot out of my hand like a bar of soap, coated in banana peels, and canola oil. I luckily was able to do a slow motion dive and catch it before it met a early demise.

I ran my past 3 phones case free and they looked beat up after a year. Small price to pay for the enjoyment I got out of them. This 6+ though... It is a delicate, slippery, snowflake. I am going to buy the most obnoxious lifeproof, otter box case I can find for it. Then I'm going to buy a case to put that case in.

Anyway are their any free spirits out there that are throwing caution to the wind and running their phone case less?
 

Hal~9000

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No chance in hell I would ever do it. Just too easy finding a nice slim case to take care of my things...
 

McDaddio

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Anyway are their any free spirits out there that are throwing caution to the wind and running their phone case less?
I did for a while, but then I got the apple leather case as a gift. I was planning on returning it, but after trying it out, I really liked it. The feel is good, the color (dark blue) is a bit unique, and it provides a bit of traction.
 

myscrnnm

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But seriously, I would never do it. The Apple leather case is slim enough that even in instances where I would previously have gone caseless with my 4S, I can still use it.
 

Zinthar

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Are you a life on the edge risk taker? Do you like BASE jumping, juggling chain saws, and doing high speed endos on sports bikes? Are you ready for the ultimate challenge?

Try not breaking a iPhone 6+ within minutes of activation if you don't slide on a case.

I'm kidding but man I was swapping my phone between cases right as a call came in. I have had the phone out of a case for a grand total of 5 minutes since I got it.

Just holding it to my ear it shot out of my hand like a bar of soap, coated in banana peels, and canola oil. I luckily was able to do a slow motion dive and catch it before it met a early demise.

I ran my past 3 phones case free and they looked beat up after a year. Small price to pay for the enjoyment I got out of them. This 6+ though... It is a delicate, slippery, snowflake. I am going to buy the most obnoxious lifeproof, otter box case I can find for it. Then I'm going to buy a case to put that case in.

Anyway are their any free spirits out there that are throwing caution to the wind and running their phone case less?
Is the 6 Plus easier to handle one-handed with a case on it? I'm thinking of switching my 6 for a 6 Plus but the Plus felt borderline unusable with one hand when it's naked because of how slippery it is.

My hope is that a grippy case makes it easier by not forcing you to shift your hand to use a death grip on it that limits how far your thumb can extend.
 

myscrnnm

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Is the 6 Plus easier to handle one-handed with a case on it? I'm thinking of switching my 6 for a 6 Plus but the Plus felt borderline unusable with one hand when it's naked because of how slippery it is.

My hope is that a grippy case makes it easier by not forcing you to shift your hand to use a death grip on it that limits how far your thumb can extend.
From my experience almost any case increases the grippiness of the 6 Plus significantly. I used the Apple leather case for the first week I had it, and then tried out one of those bulky double layer cases (rubber on the inside, plastic on the outside). Went back to the leather, and found it less easy to hold than with the other case, but still better than with the iPhone naked. Also have a TPU case on order.
 

mellofello

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Is the 6 Plus easier to handle one-handed with a case on it? I'm thinking of switching my 6 for a 6 Plus but the Plus felt borderline unusable with one hand when it's naked because of how slippery it is.



My hope is that a grippy case makes it easier by not forcing you to shift your hand to use a death grip on it that limits how far your thumb can extend.

I wasn't exaggerating when I said the 6+ is like a bar of soap. It's almost like Johnny ive spent late nights in a laboratory trying to find the slipperyest material possible to make the phone out of. With 0 hard edges and these dimensions you need to focus all your attention on it not shlooping out of your hand.

With a case it's not bad at all. I haven't in a ibason unicorn beetle thing a maging and it is nice and grippy.

However this is not enough. I am waiting for something even more rugged to come out. I always teased people for running big cases.

Insert foot in mouth
 

jerparker1

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I wasn't exaggerating when I said the 6+ is like a bar of soap. It's almost like Johnny ive spent late nights in a laboratory trying to find the slipperyest material possible to make the phone out of. With 0 hard edges and these dimensions you need to focus all your attention on it not shlooping out of your hand.

With a case it's not bad at all. I haven't in a ibason unicorn beetle thing a maging and it is nice and grippy.

However this is not enough. I am waiting for something even more rugged to come out. I always teased people for running big cases.

Insert foot in mouth
Huh?
 

impulse462

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I've used every iPhone naked since 2007, and I have never shattered a screen. Just learn how to take care of your phone. But people want to protect their investment, so cases work for them. Furthermore, some people are more clumsy than others so cases work for them as well.

Personally, using a case ruins the external industrial design of the phone for me, a huge factor when I buy the phone so putting a case just isn't an option for me.
 

mightyjabba

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I bought the Apple silicone case at the same time as my Plus, and while it's a nice case I found that I really preferred to use nothing, as I have with all my other iPhones. I just love the way the phone feels in my hand, and any kind of case gets in the way of that. And I must say after a week or more of using no case, I've found the phone (the metal back, in particular) is much less slippery. Not sure what to attribute that to. It is of course true that the rounded edge make a bit harder to hold onto securely, so you do have to be careful if going naked, but I don't think it's that bad.

I did get insurance though.
 

cathyy

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Was planning to as I did the same with my iPhone 4 and it lasted me 4 years and it still looked really great considering the amount of abuse I subjected it to.

However I just got my phone yesterday and I realized that the phone is indeed very very slippery if you don't hold it with your fingertips. A couple of times it even definitely felt like it was slipping out of my hands.

Huge difference compared to the iPhone 4. I remember I was flung off a motorbike once while riding pillion and holding the iPhone in my hand, and after I landed I was still firmly gripping onto my phone.
 

eleite

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DON'T do it. I've been running mine naked since day 1 of release, and the screen is peppered with scratches. I've never put my iphone in a pocket with keys or any other physical object other than lint. I already ordered a case...
 

cathyy

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DON'T do it. I've been running mine naked since day 1 of release, and the screen is peppered with scratches. I've never put my iphone in a pocket with keys or any other physical object other than lint. I already ordered a case...
Get a screen protector?

My idea of naked is without an iPhone case.
 

mightyjabba

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DON'T do it. I've been running mine naked since day 1 of release, and the screen is peppered with scratches. I've never put my iphone in a pocket with keys or any other physical object other than lint. I already ordered a case...
That seems odd to me. Do you ever put it face down on a table or something? Mine appears to be 100% scratch-free for the record.
 

nfl46

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My friend does, and I cringe, with the thought of him dropping it on concrete.
 

saab9573

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That seems odd to me. Do you ever put it face down on a table or something? Mine appears to be 100% scratch-free for the record.
mine too. scratch free.

do you have sand in your pockets?

in reply to the OP:

have had my 6 Plus naked since the 26th Sept. It's almost a crime covering that beauty with a case. it will ruin the experience of the seamless screen.

I'll put a case on only when i go to the gym or when my phone is in my sports bag while I'm playing football.
 

GadgetSN

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Naked should be the default option. Might as well buy a Samsung if I want to cover my sleek phone in cheap plastic or rubber.

Things wear over time. If you drop it, then so be it. If it breaks buy a new one.

I don't even put screen protectors on my phone.
 

iHeartsteve

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naked, only if you're at home with carpeting. plus should def have a case unless dropping 1k is nothing to you.
 
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