Please explain why I would wrap my beautiful phone in some ugly rubber suit

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eye.surgeon, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone4 is beautiful. Entire teams of designers & engineers have worked to make it thin and attractive. Why would I want to cover it up and make it thicker with some cheap rubber case? I've had every iPhone with no case and when I'm done with them after a year they look great.

    I've just never understood the phone case. Do you wrap your expensive beautiful car in a giant rubber case? What about that Rolex watch, did you buy a plastic skin to cover it? Every time I see someone with an iPhone in a case I wonder if their sofa at home is covered in plastic.

    I don't care if Jobs is buying me a $0.10 bumper, I'm not using it. I'm just going to hold it differently. Cuz I'm a fanboy and I'd rather hold my phone funny than use a phone case.

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  2. gloss macrumors 601

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  3. xtend macrumors regular

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    +1

    i have a case now but naked is so much sexier and feels sexier :D
     
  4. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    I like to protect my investments...

    If a cheap rubber case isn't for you then this would be perfect

    The vapor is like putting BBS LM's on your new expensive beautiful car
     
  5. futbalguy macrumors 6502

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    The iphone 4g cases look better than the older cases IMO. The new phone is not as comfortable to hold for me so I added a case and Im very pleased. I would keep it on even without the reception issue.
     
  6. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    Because this is the best solution Apple has available at the moment? Granted, I wouldn't want one of those cases either but what else can you do if you want to use an iPhone 4 and you have issues?
     
  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    +1. Use a skin. I always have. Only on the back and sides, not the screen. It helps prevent scratching and damage to the sides and back. And it adds a little bit of grip which helps but doesn't make it stick going in and out of your pocket. It won't eliminate attenuation but it will help. And it won't take away from the beautiful aesthetics. Most people won't even see it.

    I've always used BSE - Bestskinsever. Back and sides is $5.99 and easy to put on. But all the skins are very similar.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Well, that is your choice OP. For me, the iPhone 4 feels too slippery and I'm worried about dropping it. So I am using the iFrogz luxe case. And using a case has solved the antenna issue for me.
     
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  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    OP, do you even have reception problem with this iPhone compared to the older versions or are you just making an argument?

    We've heard from a number of people who bought the original iPhone and had to return it because of crappy at&t reception in their area. Likewise, someone who bought the 3G/3GS and immediately put it in a case aren't going to know any better.
     
  11. bfh123 macrumors regular

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    Like my dad used to say....

    Son, just remember.... No glove, no love...
     
  12. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Same reason I have always worn condoms. There will be fewer problems. duh ;)

    EDIT: I thought I was such clever squirt with my post, but post #3 and #11 beat me to it. I was premature in thinking I was the only one with a dirty mind.
     
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  14. iPadThai macrumors 6502a

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    The case is used to protect your shiznit when you drop it.

    Sure it looks gross but having a dented, cracked, and scratched iPhone 4 looks uglier than the ugly suit you use to wrap it up in.
     
  15. Eso macrumors 68000

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    It's not an investment, it's a purchase.
     
  16. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Ugly rubber suit is relative, folks

    I kind of like this one.
     

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  17. eye.surgeon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually if it looked like that I would use a case.
     
  18. Russell L macrumors regular

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    I've already dropped my iPhone 4 (w/bumper) once and it won't be the last time that will happen. I'm convinced that the bumper saved it from irreparable damage.....
     
  19. gloss macrumors 601

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    Try an Incipio Feather.
     
  20. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Actually, the rubber case is kind of hindering the aesthetics on that too ;)
     
  21. iPadThai macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    Now this is something I'd like to take off :D
     
  22. medicscott macrumors 6502a

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    very nice...wish jobs said this today!!

    and i think the 'cheap' black bumper dont look that bad, and it protects the edges from ding's. it does provide better reception. im glad to get my $30 back too. love apple.
     

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