Sad Day... Advice?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by andreab35, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

    andreab35

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    Hi everyone!

    I was just getting out of my car to go to Walmart. I had my iPhone naked in my pocket, and then BAM! It slipped out of my pocket and crashed to the ground on a newly sealed parking lot. :(

    Now I have scratches and dings that bother me so much. It makes me just want to cry because it feels like I ruined my phone. Now I just see black nicks all over the chrome. :(

    I usually don't like casing my iPhone because I don't like how it feels all thick in my hand. I currently have a leather case and a rubbery Cellet case.

    Can anyone recommend a case that is a hard shell one, that fits nicely to protect the back of my iPhone? Additionally, I'd like it to cover up the nasty scratches so I don't have to see them.

    Thank you! :eek:
     
  2. atluten macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hear about that. One case that I've tried and would like to recommend is the Incase Slider Case. It's a hardshell and gives a very protective feel. It's a little expensive at ~$35 and does add some bulk, but from it does give peace of mind. Here's a link if you want to take a look Incase Slider Case
     
  3. Meyvn macrumors 6502

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    If you're in a hurry, the DLO JamJacket can be found at Best Buy, and it does EXACTLY what you describe. It's not as pretty as the CapsuleRebel or the Slider, but it's still a great case functionally for what you want.
     
  4. andreab35 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    andreab35

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    Thanks guys!
    I'll be sure to check those cases out!
    Right now I'm using my extra bulky leather case I got from a friend.

    I appreciate it! :D
     
  5. Cross2 macrumors newbie

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    If the scratches really bother you, you could try scheduling a meeting with a Mac Genius and tell them you want to replace your iPhone. My friend had a similar incident and they replaced with no problems. They mentioned that it can be exchanged for almost any reason if there is still a warranty on it.
     
  6. james948 macrumors 6502

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  7. docprego macrumors 65816

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    2 cases that completely conceal the chrome and protect the back:

    1. Macally mCase available at Frys
    2. Griffin Elan Form available at Best Buy or the Apple store.
     
  8. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    I have a silicone sleeve that covers the back and the silver bezel and there are many others out there that do as well. However, consider this - now that your phone has gone through it's "initiation" to the real world, maybe just continue to go caseless and not worry about wear & tear. I took this approach with my Gen 1 Nano. The day it came out I put a scratch in the back. It bugged me that it happened so quickly, before I could find a case but ultimately I just said "what the heck" and started showing total disregard for the surface. It ended up being a pretty liberating experience. I could throw it in my pocket with keys, change, or whatever and not worry about it. It got a bit more use because I wasn't worrying about babying the thing. Obviously it's your decision, but it's just a thought. Even if you do go this route I would probably put a Power Support Crystal Film on the front. I have this and love it. The display is infinitely more durable and scratch resistant than the rest of the device, but the difference is that I would consider any scratch on the display to negatively impact usability.
     
  9. janey macrumors 603

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    The only reason why I use the matte crystal film is not to prevent scratches but because I hate glossyness. imho it feels nicer to use, and fingerprints don't show up as much. Plus I don't have any qualms about just wiping it off with a napkin or on my pants.
     
  10. offcamber macrumors 6502

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    Did you purchase your iPhone using an Amex card?
    If so, your covered!
    Purchase Protection will save your butt when accidents like this occur.
     
  11. jprincesa macrumors member

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