No-case 6-ers, how do you lay down your phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skiltrip, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Those of you who rock the 6 or 6+ naked, when you put your phone down on a hard table, counter, etc, do you just.... put it down, or do you make sure it's on a cloth/napkin or other soft surface? With the screen vulnerable on one side and the camera potentially vulnerable on the other side, I'm wondering what you do.

    I currently have an ultra-slim TPU case on my 6 that doesn't protect the cam on the back, but it does have a very, very slight lip around the edge to keep the glass off the table surface. It's such a shallow lip though, that just pressing down on the center of the phone with my finger would make the glass touch the table. I find I'm super careful with this case on it, when putting it down, so I was wondering what people do when they have no case at all.
  2. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    I just put it down wherever. I got apple care plus for it so I don't really care
  3. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2014
    The camera can't be scratched. Even if you took a rock it wouldn't scratch. So I just lay it right down.

    It doesn't wobble until you touch down on certain spots.
  4. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    The wobbling doesn't bother me so much. Just not used to a camera that's so tough. Thanks for the input.
  5. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    It's probably just me, but I usually lay it down with the front of the phone on the table. That's regardless of whether it there is a cloth on the table or not. Although when it's on my bed or couch, I lay it with the front of the phone showing.
  6. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I use a screen protector however no case. I just place it on my phone sock (which I use when the phone is in my pocket). [​IMG]
  7. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I would hate a scratched up phone and am much more careful.
  8. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    The back of the 6 is quite tough actually. I've dropped it a dozen times in the last month and have one tiny little scratch at the bottom. I just lay it down on the back, as mentioned the camera glass is almost unscratchable sapphire, you'd literally need a diamond table top to mark it. I've got a zagg glass on the front so I could lay it that way, but that's more likely to get scratched than the aluminium back!
  9. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    Not just you, me too. At least the front is flat. Well, on my phone it is.
  10. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I just set mine down. It's just a phone and I'll get a new one next year.
  11. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    This. I've never actually thought about HOW I set it down, although in all fairness, I remember being concerned about it with my iPhone 3G and 3GS. But I've purchased every iPhone on launch day, and I'll probably do the same next year and the year after that, etc. It's just a phone! No need to baby it.
  12. ssl0408, Jan 2, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015

    ssl0408 macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2013
    New York
    I set it on the table without anything underneath it. I've dropped it several times and I'm not concerned about scratches or dents.
  13. mele14 macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2015

    Can you upload a photo of the TPU case you use?
  14. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
  15. Nabooly macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    I have a Skinomi on the back so that covers the aluminum. That's the only part of the phone I'd be worried about getting scratched. So I just set it down on any surface.
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    If a napkin is within reach (e.g., eating) I use it. Otherwise, I put it down naked, but always face up.
  17. Dave Meadows macrumors 68040

    Dave Meadows

    Nov 10, 2010
    I got this case recently. IBLASON. Never heard of them before. Cheap too. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1420311704.007029.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1420311718.057233.jpg
  18. Nancy bout macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2013
    No-case 6-ers, how do you lay down your phone?

    I lay it on something.
    In just ordered this ImageUploadedByTapatalk1420319334.796027.jpg
    It's almost naked

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  19. gvndeb60 macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2014
    I just put it down and don't worry too much. It is very durable aluminum.
  20. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    I've been putting it down fairly carelessly, either face up or face down, since launch and the only wear spots seem to be the anodization on the lower part of the camera rim's aluminum is turning more silver than space grey, and the opposite bottom corner's plastic antenna breaks have some light scuffing when viewed against a reflection.

    Also, it's gone corner-first and face first straight into pavement from about 4 feet twice, totally bare. Got a little scratch on one corner, that's it.

    The phones are durable, and deserve to be treated as such! If it breaks, I have applecare.
  21. RTony macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2014
    I usually carry a pillow with a duvet for my phone so that I can take a complete care of it when I need to put it down.
  22. kewldewd macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2014
    I put a skin on it (actually got two layers on those back/sides) which keeps the scratches away and also the camera barely protrudes anymore. If I'm going out whatever throw it in the Supcase (incredibly easy to insert n remove from) and thats it. I hate scratches too but wouldn't want to baby my 6plus & this has been a great solution so far. Brand of skin is Slickwraps (suggest waiting for a holiday promo code prob 1/3 off) and style brushed onyx.
  23. RTony macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2014

    Skins never appealed to me that much for some reason. Perhaps because they made the phone look cheaper, by covering it's expensive looking aluminium.
  24. AreanFSL macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    Whaaaatt??? :eek:

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