Loving this naked feeling...but scared

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  1. Mindbender14 macrumors regular

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    I had all intentions of buying a case for my iPhone 7. I had the magpul field case on my 6 for two years and have dropped my phone twice. It was fine.

    But then I got the iphone 7 in all its matte black goodness and I would hate to cover it up! Never thought I'd like going naked but I am considering it. It is slippery in hand and in pocket. Are there any skin like options to help with the grip on the side of the phone? Don't want a skin to cover the back.
     
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I went naked for 2 years with the 6+. It is completely scratched and beat to hell after 2 years but still works fine and screen not shattered. I decided to throw a case on the 7.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Skip the skin and learn to handle it naked. It's actually an acquired skill and after a while, you get used to holding it more securely without much thought. When I first got the original iPhone back in 2007, it simply flew out of my hands a couple of times rocking it naked. Since then I've dropped my iPhones only once, and that was actually an accident stepping out of the car.
     
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  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's Space Gray. The white balance is off in that photo.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Correct. Caught it in the wrong light with my iPad.

    It's Space Gray.
     
  8. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    Cases ruin the device. If you're afraid of screen cracking, surely the new reduced fee should help with AppleCare?
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Speaking of which, I'm shocked that you got the Space Gray given your incessant complaint that it's not a black iPhone :D
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I've used a case with my iPhone ever since the iPhone 4. They all just feel too slippery to me.
     
  11. eyoungren, Sep 17, 2016
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    No…my complaint is about other people calling Space Gray black. It's like saying your car is black because it has black tires. :)

    I do not like Space Gray and I do not like the 6 series. I ended up with a 6s+ due to circumstance last year and while Space Gray is NOT black it's the closest I can get to it. I like the other colors even less.
     
  12. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I used the 3G and the 4s naked and never had a problem. Since then, I've used cases on my 5s and 6s+...but I'm starting to question that.

    It's kind of funny isn't? We spend $30-40 (ish) to intentionally make our phones bigger and more clunky, mostly so we can avoid "scratching it". And in the end, a good majority of folks just trade it right back into the carriers or a resale service, and those entities don't care about scratches on the back. In my opinion, who cares if you get a small scratch on the back of your phone? Will it stop you from typing your next message, checking facebook, or playing a game? I'm just as guilty as anyone since I've used a case for the last 3 years...but it kind of seems silly to me now.

    Our iPhones are not idols or pieces of jewelry. They are disposable tools that we get rid of every 1-3 years...
     
  13. Ezra923 macrumors regular

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    I actually use a case to make it bulkier and less slippery. To me, it's uncomfortable to hold without the added bulk i need more mass lol
     
  14. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    One thing the jet black I phone has going for it is that it is not slippery.
     

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