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Jean pocket rivets, and placing the iPhone inside your pocket

yhellotharsir

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Jul 27, 2010
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Just wondering if anybody else carefully makes sure they don't scrape the iPhone against the metal rivets in their jean pockets when they pocket their phone.

I wear slim boot cut jeans, so they fit a little snugger around me than most jeans, so I have to be careful of this. If I wore loose fit jeans I'm sure I could just toss it in the pocket. :rolleyes: LOL
 

palmerc2

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Yes I do. I'm pretty sure that's how my 3G got it's minor scratches...

So I'm being extra careful with the i4
 
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themadrussian

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Jun 15, 2010
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Unless you've sharpened your pocket rivets to like, a point, they're not going to scratch anything. My month-old IP4 touches the rivet when I put the phone in my pocket and it looks brand new still - everywhere.
 
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yhellotharsir

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Unless you've sharpened your pocket rivets to like, a point, they're not going to scratch anything. My month-old IP4 touches the rivet when I put the phone in my pocket and it looks brand new still - everywhere.

How much do you want to BET that rivets can scratch your phone? WHen you place your phone in your pocket, you're sliding it down. Slide it down over a rivet and you're telling me it WON'T scratch??? :rolleyes:
 
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extraextra

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You could buy a case or or a full-body film? I understand wanting to go 'naked' but if you're that concerned about your jeans and scratches...
 
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iZac

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I foof it for my jeans/bag. Still lets you slip the phone out to use it unhindered by silicone hell.
 
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Mitthrawnuruodo

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Yeah, I mean why do jeans have rivets anyways?? Whats the point of them.
To strengthen the seems at stress points...

I've had my white iPhone 3G in my jeans pocket for about 2 years without ever having any cases or anything for it, without anything visible marks...

That said, I have had earphones with a mic on it all that time, and not taken it out of the pocket and back in more than a handful times a day.

And I'm also wondering if the glass of the black iPhone 4 could be more scratch prone (or that the minor scratches that aren't visible on white plastic are visible on black glass).

And those metal rivets are scary, even if they are rounded...

So I was planning to start using the complementary casing from Apple, when it arrives in 4-6 weeks...but - on the other hand - if the iPhone 4 is still pristine when the case arrives, I might not... ;)
 
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marksman

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I use iRivet Covers myself.

$19.99 for a pack of 20 and they go right over the rivets inside your pockets to protect your phone.
 
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184550

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Last winter I must have accidentally scraped my iPhone against against the rivets countless times and the screen is still fine- no scratches, nothing.
 
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iHeartapple2

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I don't understand how people are able to get a phone into their pockets. I know I have change, money, keys, and everything else in mine. If I were to add a phone to the mix it would have scratches everywhere. I just use a bumper and a leather case that clips on my belt that way I never have to worry about something in my pocket damaging the phone. I did it with the 3G and 3GS and never got a single scratch on either one. I also want to mention if you are pocketing your phone with the bumpers from Apple you are also picking up more lint and dirt that accumulates around those edges making it tougher to keep clean.
 
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ChazUK

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I have a pouch with my phone so it should be protected but I do always think about any rivets near my pockets on my jeans. It would piss me off if I inadvertently scratched up my phone putting it in my pocket.

Could we have a potential "rivetgate" brewing? I can see the jeans manufacturers telling people "just don't put it in like that". :D (that is a joke in case anyone takes it serious!) :(
 
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cherylzyx

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Jun 9, 2010
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I put my iPod Touch in my jeans pocket and it got scratched. With my iPhone I'm using a satin sleeve lined with velvet that I got from Meritline - it won't be going into my pocket without being protected. I learned my lesson with my iPod.

Edited to add: My iPhone sleeve is similar to the foof iZac mentioned above but is less bulky and the satin slides in and out of my pocket easily.
 
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kepner

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I don't understand how people are able to get a phone into their pockets. I know I have change, money, keys, and everything else in mine.

My front left pocket is always dedicated to my iPhone. I never put anything else in there.
 
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UCLAKoolman

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Jun 21, 2010
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Just wondering if anybody else carefully makes sure they don't scrape the iPhone against the metal rivets in their jean pockets when they pocket their phone.

I wear slim boot cut jeans, so they fit a little snugger around me than most jeans, so I have to be careful of this. If I wore loose fit jeans I'm sure I could just toss it in the pocket. :rolleyes: LOL

A girl in my lab scratched the front glass of her iPhone 4 this way. Sucks.
 
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Lotso

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Jul 21, 2010
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My front left pocket is always dedicated to my iPhone. I never put anything else in there.

Haha same here, except its my right. If I don't feel it in my front right pocket I feel...naked..

When I sometimes feel that my iPhone hits the rivet I get all worried and inspect it to make sure nothing happened. It only happens with certain pairs of jeans with me though.
 
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