Naked iPhone 5s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jcorbin, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    Who is using a case on there 5s and who is going without?

    I have a Verizon screen protector and blue belkin candy grip sheer case on mine. Still super sleek with a little protection.
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    You'd have to be straight crazy not to have some form of protection.

    Either that or you don't care about resale value or you like to burn money on replacements via oow or applecare+.
  3. Iphone5preorder macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    Never use a case never will. Have the 5s gold right now.
  4. plainwhitetay macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2010
    North-east, Indiana
    I went with nothing but a back screen protector on my first two 5's. Did just fine. Normal wear and tear is expected. I just got a replacement for a faulty sleep/wake button and now with no more 1-year warranty I have a really slim case now just to be safe.
  5. eoblaed, Oct 2, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2013

    eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    64GB Silver AT&T 5S.

    Naked. Always.

    I've had every iPhone since the original on the day they've come out. I've never used a case on any of them. Especially since the 4, these are highly engineered pieces of precision beauty in my hand. Why would I cover them with a $30 piece of plastic?
  6. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    I use the analogy of Megan Fox. If someone gave you Megan Fox, why cover her up in a huge fur coat. You'd want her naked :cool:....except for her thumbs, she can hide those
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Don't think it's crazy not to resell your phones, and I've gone through 4 phones without ever needing to buy a replacement or applecare+. Try again butterfingers.
  8. balzz macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
  9. WSFrazier macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2006

    Why would you want to make the phone heavier, thicker, and uglier.
  10. Chad McCan macrumors newbie

    Chad McCan

    Feb 24, 2012
    Kansas City, MO
    Raw since 2007. That's the only way Apple wants it, because they don't make a dock that fits with a case.
  11. dazedxar macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Bay Area, California
    Usually I put it in a case because of the fact I don't have a full upgrade for the next 18 months. So if I break it by dropping it, it's coming out of my own pocket.

    But the last few months before my next upgrade? I treat it like I stole it.
  12. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    But they don't make a case that fits with their dock so leather case is a fake!!!! jk
  13. StophMac24 macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2007
    Invisishield HD screen protector and a ZooGue case.

    Got the ZooGue for free. This is sweet. My wife has had it for a year and despite it being a bendable plastic, the plastic hasn't softened and the it still holds on to the phone. Great little case for the price.

    Wish I had a nice clear case that allowed me to admire the gold though. But most clear cases are hard plastic and scratch quiiiiick
  14. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    Nah. I just never set it on hard surfaces, keep it in a completely empty front pocket of my pants, and keep hold of it when it's in my hand.

    Problem solved.
  15. Kemonsterr macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2013
    People freak out too much about their phones. There's no point in me wanting a gold iphone just to slap a case over the beauty. Ima go naked for awhile when I get it. I have AppleCare if it breaks :)
  16. sk24iam macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2009
    I still can't believe people don't use a case. You can never be too careful, especially at the bar.
  17. that be me macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2013
    But if you took her in public naked, you'd run the risk of her getting injured, decreasing the resell value and...

    Well, using a case here. Since I got and dropped my first ipod touch so many years ago I can't imagine going without a case. Funny thing is since then I can't recall having dropped an iDevice, but still no reason to do without.
  18. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    I will never keep my iPhone naked... ever. I'd rather hide my iPhone in a case and cover it's beauty, but know it's staying pristine, rather than showing it off and having it get scuffs, dents and nicks across the edges. No way. It's like buying a Mercedes and not getting it waxed and taking it off road and getting dings and scratches all over it.

    Especially since I have the 5S now, this thing isn't built the same as the 4S, so I will take extra good care.

    With that being said, I have a front and back screen protector, a clear TPU case (so I can protect it and show it off), and a side band protector coming in the mail for my 4S. And I refuse to activate and use it until it's completely covered. I need 360 protection. :D

    My 4S has been in a case since day 1 and is still mint condition after 2 years.

    Everytime I inspect a friends iPhone that isn't in a case, it's looks like rubbish.
  19. BD1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
  20. white4s macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    bars are there to drink & socialize not be on your phone ;)
  21. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2008
    SEC Country
  22. JulianL macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2010
    London, UK
    Me too. The 5/5s is so amazingly thin and light that it's a sin to bulk it up with even a slim case. I just do all of the above and don't get obsessive about it needing to look absolutely factory fresh after a year or two of use.
  23. Ramio macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2011
    Houston, TeXas
    I understand you got lucky but as a previous phone seller, I have seen tons of iPhones with cracked screens because of drops. Those cost over $150 to fix at apple. On the other hand, I have seen phones with cases fall very hard without a single scratch. I understand why you don't use a case but I can also understand why many do. Personally, I've always had a case on my iphone even the 5s and they stay flawless after 1 year. It just gives me peace of mind. Whatever makes you happy.
  24. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    2 of my co-workers dropped their iPhones with a case on and broke their screens. They were not extremely beefy cases, but they were silicone or TPU and fairly protective. Most cases only really protect from scratches, dents, etc.
  25. gCloud macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    United Federation of Planets
    only using the apple case cause it's texture is nice to hold went naked with the 5 from launch no regrets, dropped it many times too.

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