My 3G is naked and I'm loving it!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eezing, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. eezing macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2008
    Yesterday, I removed my 3G from it's case and screen protector. Dang, this thing looks good now... This screen was meant to be naked, looks super sharp and the colors are very vibrant. I like how the edges of the home button are perfectly plush with the screen, so nice!

    Now I just need to remember to keep it in my pocket to minimize scratching.

    Has anyone else converted?
  2. Tomb85 Guest


    Apr 29, 2009
    LOL! I have! I had a film on the front and a white incase slider. The film started to peel off, so I thought f**k it. Took the slider off too. Forgot how good it feels in my hand! I've blu-tacd the caser to my dashboard in my car for a makeshift holder for the Tomtom app. I just make sure the iPhone always has a designated pocket at all times.

    I know where you're coming from. It feels so good. Like swimming naked or something.

  3. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
  4. nickrinaldi macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2009
    i removed the screen protector after it was peeling up, but i kept the case on. the phone seems slippery to me without the case and the back gets so smudgy looking.
  5. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
  6. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Protected by BSE all the way around.

    So better than naked.
  7. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    I had a clear thin case but took it off to remove the sim in order to activate my son's iphone (now ipod) after a firmware update. I did not put it back on and forgot how nice the phone feels without any cases. The only thing I am using now is the screen protector after i received a scratch a week after using the 3GS. I do have to agree that it scratches easier than the other models. I have not had any screen scratches on my previous two models since the day they came out.
  8. goingblue macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2009
    Ahwatukee, AZ
    Naked most of the time.

    It is too pretty to tuck in a case forever. I have a nice low profile hard case that I use when I'm going to football games to be out of my regular routine. But when I'm in my work week or just at home I always leave it naked.

    This program works for me. The hardcase saved me when it slipped out of my hand once.

    The other thing that is nice about naked is it slides in and out of your pocket with ease...

  9. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    My 3G and I have been naked since I bought it!!!

    Errr... I guess just my phone. ;)

    I almost broke down and bought a case the other day but decided against it. :D I just like the way it looks and don't want an even thicker phone in my pocket.
  10. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Mine has been naked for the summer and I regret ever putting it in a case. It's just so much better not in one and with no screen protector.
  11. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    I had mine naked for the first year I had it. After the 3GS (disappointment) was released I decided to stick with my 3G for another year, so it was time for some protection. I can't afford another phone right now anyway.
  12. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
    OMG! all this talk of nakedness..... i thought this was a family friendly site!!! :eek: :p :D

    me: i'm too anal.... i've got my baby all wrapped up and protected!
  13. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2008
    I felt like that, too, about my 3G. That is, until it came time to sell it and I had to accept that it didn't look as good as I hoped, even though I always kept it in a soft lined pocket of my purse and was very careful with it. My new 3GS will stay in a case and have a screen protector so that I can say in my ad that it has always been protected!

    Enjoy it, but make sure that you always have something soft to set it on when you do put it down...the plastic cases and Apple logo do show wear over time.
  14. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    ORLY!! ;) You just took it to a whole new level! Get that mind out of the gutter. :p

    My theory is... the phone was built the way it was on purpose. In average use of any product I'd expect a few scratches but just because it's an iPhone I'm not any more paranoid about it than I was about my old phones. I just don't want it to break.

    If it breaks due to average use (no trauma) then it's a defect in the phone. They shouldn't be making a device that NEEDS a 3rd party case. I'm stubborn and like my phone naked and skinny. :D Plus I get lots of looks and shocked observers asking me about it! ;)
  15. countrydweller macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2009
    Mine's in a leather case when in my pocket, no screen protector, it comes out of the case when surfing or whatnot.
  16. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Yup, some of us knew how to do it correctly since the 2G :)
  17. molala macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Cambridge, UK
    I tend to see more naked iPhones than those in a case. Maybe it's a British thing. So I feel having a case makes me more unique, I like to spot my phone easily.
  18. bstpierre macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2008
    My 3G and the original one have always been naked.

    I did have a scare the other day. I was in the garage getting in my Jeep and I had the iPhone in my hand and a tote bag with my gym clothes in it. The phone jumped out of my hand and I braced for the awful sound of iPhone hitting concrete but it never came. It landed in the tote bag. A few days later I pulled my iPhone out at the gym to scan my membership card and the phone jumped straight up out of my hand. This time I caught it.
  19. gr81mgbgt macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
  20. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    I've dropped mine about 4 times onto concrete (the first time was the night the 3G was released. I almost died!). All I have is a couple scratches. :D
  21. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2009
    Naked is nice, but with a case you can have it nice and protected, but strip it whenever you want!
  22. firedogut macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2009
    I only have my zagg on mine. Looks naked but has some protection. Looks so much better then a bulky case.
  23. optophobia macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Hudson MA
    I have never put a screen protector or case on any of my 3 generations.
  24. Clete2 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    I have a BSE on my 3GS and I wish I had heard of BSE back when I had my 3G. The BSE is fantastic! It's a slight yellow tint and a small gloss look but it's great.
  25. neil1980 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
    Mine was wrapped up for about 6 months then thought sod it.

    Is so much nicer uncovered but even though its lived in its own trouser pocket its still somehow got a crack on the back at the bottom :(

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