Make your iPhone ugly instantly or over time?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nrwrit3r, Jul 8, 2010.

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Are you using a big protective case?

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
    21.5%
  2. No, just a bumper/screen protectors

    102 vote(s)
    78.5%
  1. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    EDIT: Please regard option 2 as including "naked" (if a mod sees this, could ya edit in /naked to the end)

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    Using a big case now: Makes it ugly instantly


    Using a bumper/no case: Makes it ugly over time (scratches)

    Which are you guys doing?
     
  2. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    With the proper case the iPhone will not be ugly immediately nor later.

    Right now I'm using a Frogz case, when they come out I will have an Otterbox Defender. Did that with my 3Gs and when I passed it on it was as good as when it came out of the box.
     
  3. Nrwrit3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah but it's not going to be as good as one of those bigger protective cases.

    I'd argue there's no case that provides a lot of protection without ruining the cool sleek look of the phone.
     
  4. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Your options aren't diverse enough in the poll. I am neither using a big ugly case or a bumper/screen protector.
     
  5. Brien macrumors 68020

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    I have the SGP shields which are nearly unnoticeable.
     
  6. andy9l macrumors 68000

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  9. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Bumper right now, waiting for incase to get their ish strait.
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    No third option for "I don't put ugly things on my phone and it still looks great"? Pointless poll.
     
  11. littleluna macrumors member

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    I have neither the big, bulky case or the bumper right now. But I'm planning on getting the Otterbox Impact Series case when it comes out. I really like to get the GroveMade cases, but I can't afford to put down $99 on it, when it's only for cosmetic reasons and won't fully protect the phone.

    I rather make my phone ugly now (or later) with a big,bulky case rather than risking it shatter into a million pieces. =( As much as I love seeing it naked.
     
  12. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    The second you put a case on it, it becomes ugly.
     
  13. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    I'd honestly go naked but I worry that the phone will shatter if I drop it and State Farm no longer will insure it.

    So, in a case it goes (not a huge bulky one though. A free silicon one that I got waiting in line for it until I find something I like better).

    If it werent' for the fact State Farm won't insure it, I'd go naked and do the let it get ugly with scratches (I don't care about scratches, I do care about it breaking and not being usable anymore though and not being able to afford another one). I mean what's the point of a pretty phone if it is covered up anyways? Unless you worry about resale value, and I'd rather worry about using it the way I want to honestly. What resale value I might lose by letting it go naked or using it like I want to won't make up for not being able to really enjoy my phone while I have it ;).
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I am using a Frogz case on mine. It helps with the antenna issue, and it is not as nearly as slippery as a naked iPhone.
     
  15. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    And you honestly think that an Otterbox Defender isn't ugly? To each his own I guess...
    Um, it's just as likely to fall out on the first shot as it is on the hundredth.
     
  16. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Personally, I don't use the i4 for the looks.. I use it for the functionality.. a nice black case makes me feel better and makes the product last longer. :)
     
  17. Torq macrumors regular

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    Naked, always.

    I don't see the point in buying something that looks and feels good only to cover it up and never get to enjoy it fully. And I'll be buggered if I am going to keep it in a case so the next owner gets to enjoy it fully if it means I don't get to.

    But then I have no issue driving my Aston in bad weather and can't imagine keeping my Range Rover if it WASN'T going to get used off-road.
     
  18. insidmal macrumors 6502

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    i use the sonix snap case, it's super thin but provides protection from scratching and imo isn't ugly, but i didn't buy the phone based on it's looks so the whole thread is moot as far as i'm concerned, I generally buy things for their function and then do what I can to allow them to continue to function as long as possible..
     
  19. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    I'll take my chances. Depending on what Incase comes up with.
     
  20. OneMorePlease macrumors newbie

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    I like the looks and minimal protection of the Apple Bumpers for both mine and my wife's iPhone 4. Not a great value at 29 bucks, but I think it's a decent compromise between looks and protection.

    I think anyone that denies looks as a motivating factor for purchase is just in denial. Looks and styling :cool: are a huge part of Apple's appeal, IMHO.
     
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    One shot too many.
     
  23. labrat1996 macrumors 6502

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    Well I've got a case on it (SGP Vintage edition leather) and it's neither big nor ugly and it smells wonderful!!! :)
     
  24. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    A full silicone case. I found a really thin one that looks amazing on my phone. Completely solves the reception issues and looks awesome.
     
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