Thinking of going caseless... [MERGED]

bounou

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So I just picked up my new iPhone, i got a case for it and honestly it just looks so much better without.

I got AppleCare+ and am considering using it without a case, at lest until I manage to break it the first time lol.

What can I expect? I'm fairly active and with a case I managed to break my phone twice this year (on was water damage so hopefully not a problem this year).

In fairness I drop it pretty often but mostly at home on a hardwood floor.

Is this crazy? Is my phone going to be wrecked in the first month?
 

Cryates

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I've ran careless for five years now. As long as you are even the slightest bit careful, it will be fine.

To be honest though, "why to expect" really depends on which color option you went with.
 
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electronicsguy

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So I just picked up my new iPhone, i got a case for it and honestly it just looks so much better without.

I got AppleCare+ and am considering using it without a case, at lest until I manage to break it the first time lol.

What can I expect? I'm fairly active and with a case I managed to break my phone twice this year (on was water damage so hopefully not a problem this year).

In fairness I drop it pretty often but mostly at home on a hardwood floor.

Is this crazy? Is my phone going to be wrecked in the first month?
what to expect? a broken phone in a few months.
 

joefrank64k

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I've gone caseless since the original iPhone...that's 10 iPhones now, and I can't imagine ever using a case. The design of the phone just begs to be free of a case, IMHO. My iPhone always rides in my back pocket. Yes, I've dropped a few and cracked a screen here and there, but that's what AC+ and AT&T insurance is for, right? :D

For specialized applications (rock climbing, long range hiking, etc) I throw it in a Lifeproof case, but then take it out of the case once I'm back to normal activities. With the 7+ being water/dust resistant, I will probably be doing that less and less, though.
 
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RIPstevejobs

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never used a case over 6 years and 3-4 iphones. ive cracked a screen once. my phones have gotten a bit dented up, but that became part of the phone, and didnt make it any less usable. would never use a case.
 
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Decept1k0n

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Jul 2, 2008
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From my own personal experience, I'd highly recommend getting some sort of case or even a shell for the phone. I had the unfortunate luck recently, of dropping my JB 7+ onto concrete yesterday and it cracked the screen.

Although the phone didn't drop from a very high height, say maybe 3 feet or less, the damage to the screen was still pretty horrendous. The sad thing is that it looked like it fell flat onto the screen but I think what happened is that it bounced ever so slightly after hitting the ground due to the marks I saw on 3 of the corners.

Unfortunately for me I didn't yet have AppleCare nor did I have a case because the one I ordered online didn't come in yet, but the guys at the Genius Bar have ordered me a full replacement phone at the cost of $149. Being that the price they're charging for the replacement phone is the same as the cost of the screen replacement without AppleCare, I'd say I'm getting off pretty lucky. They didn't do the screen replacement at the store because the phone is so new & they didn't have the proper tools or training to re-seal it properly so it would remain waterproof and they also didn't have replacement units on-hand either which was no surprise.

So yeah, I'd say vote for getting a case for sure but that's because of my own recent personal experience!

 

Lobwedgephil

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From my own personal experience, I'd highly recommend getting some sort of case or even a shell for the phone. I had the unfortunate luck recently, of dropping my JB 7+ onto concrete yesterday and it cracked the screen.

Although the phone didn't drop from a very high height, say maybe 3 feet or less, the damage to the screen was still pretty horrendous. The sad thing is that it looked like it fell flat onto the screen but I think what happened is that it bounced ever so slightly after hitting the ground due to the marks I saw on 3 of the corners.

Unfortunately for me I didn't yet have AppleCare nor did I have a case because the one I ordered online didn't come in yet, but the guys at the Genius Bar have ordered me a full replacement phone at the cost of $149. Being that the price they're charging for the replacement phone is the same as the cost of the screen replacement without AppleCare, I'd say I'm getting off pretty lucky. They didn't do the screen replacement at the store because the phone is so new & they didn't have the proper tools or training to re-seal it properly so it would remain waterproof and they also didn't have replacement units on-hand either which was no surprise.

So yeah, I'd say vote for getting a case for sure but that's because of my own recent personal experience!

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Dang, first JB down I've seen. Ouch.
 

Decept1k0n

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Jul 2, 2008
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Yeah, that was pretty much the reaction all my co-workers had as well as the Genius Bar employees. The good news is that the replacement phone they ordered for me should be here by mid-next week so I won't have to put up with using this cracked one for too long.
 

Techexp2

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It is better to put a case as it prevents the mobile from scratches, airborne dust, liquid spills and more
 

Decept1k0n

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Jul 2, 2008
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Nice, glad it will work out, not a bad deal considering.
I totally agree, I'm glad that the price I'm paying monetarily & timewise isn't great. I already bought another case from the Apple store before I left, just in case the one I ordered doesn't arrive by the time my replacement phone does. I'm also definitely going to add AppleCare before I leave the store too!
 

bounou

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Yeah, that was pretty much the reaction all my co-workers had as well as the Genius Bar employees. The good news is that the replacement phone they ordered for me should be here by mid-next week so I won't have to put up with using this cracked one for too long.
Ok well that picture scared me straight :(
 
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CaptMarvel

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From my own personal experience, I'd highly recommend getting some sort of case or even a shell for the phone. I had the unfortunate luck recently, of dropping my JB 7+ onto concrete yesterday and it cracked the screen.

Although the phone didn't drop from a very high height, say maybe 3 feet or less, the damage to the screen was still pretty horrendous. The sad thing is that it looked like it fell flat onto the screen but I think what happened is that it bounced ever so slightly after hitting the ground due to the marks I saw on 3 of the corners.

Unfortunately for me I didn't yet have AppleCare nor did I have a case because the one I ordered online didn't come in yet, but the guys at the Genius Bar have ordered me a full replacement phone at the cost of $149. Being that the price they're charging for the replacement phone is the same as the cost of the screen replacement without AppleCare, I'd say I'm getting off pretty lucky. They didn't do the screen replacement at the store because the phone is so new & they didn't have the proper tools or training to re-seal it properly so it would remain waterproof and they also didn't have replacement units on-hand either which was no surprise.

So yeah, I'd say vote for getting a case for sure but that's because of my own recent personal experience!

Maybe all of those apps made it too heavy to hold? :eek: Kidding. Glad you were able to get a replacement for not too much. I'm still waiting on a screen protector for mine.
 

piecookie

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Oct 22, 2012
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Nope, caseless here, but I am using AppleCare+.

From personal experiences, the more you try to be careful with your device, the more likely you are to actually break/drop it.
 

thegrants82

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Jun 15, 2013
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Right here
I've gone caseless since the original iPhone...that's 10 iPhones now, and I can't imagine ever using a case. The design of the phone just begs to be free of a case, IMHO. My iPhone always rides in my back pocket. Yes, I've dropped a few and cracked a screen here and there, but that's what AC+ and AT&T insurance is for, right? :D

For specialized applications (rock climbing, long range hiking, etc) I throw it in a Lifeproof case, but then take it out of the case once I'm back to normal activities. With the 7+ being water/dust resistant, I will probably be doing that less and less, though.
That's not caseless. When you say that you have been caseless except for.....that's not caseless.
 

BrianSoCal

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Oct 16, 2011
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From my own personal experience, I'd highly recommend getting some sort of case or even a shell for the phone. I had the unfortunate luck recently, of dropping my JB 7+ onto concrete yesterday and it cracked the screen.

Although the phone didn't drop from a very high height, say maybe 3 feet or less, the damage to the screen was still pretty horrendous. The sad thing is that it looked like it fell flat onto the screen but I think what happened is that it bounced ever so slightly after hitting the ground due to the marks I saw on 3 of the corners.

Unfortunately for me I didn't yet have AppleCare nor did I have a case because the one I ordered online didn't come in yet, but the guys at the Genius Bar have ordered me a full replacement phone at the cost of $149. Being that the price they're charging for the replacement phone is the same as the cost of the screen replacement without AppleCare, I'd say I'm getting off pretty lucky. They didn't do the screen replacement at the store because the phone is so new & they didn't have the proper tools or training to re-seal it properly so it would remain waterproof and they also didn't have replacement units on-hand either which was no surprise.

So yeah, I'd say vote for getting a case for sure but that's because of my own recent personal experience!

Ouch, so sorry!! How long do you have to wait for the replacement?
 

callihan_44

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Sep 13, 2016
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I hate screen protectors and cases, avoid them both...when it comes to large phones a case makes it even harder to pocket the phone so im willing to take the risk going case free . Ive had cases in the past get crud inside them and end up scratching or rubbing the finish off corners of the phone anyway
 
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karmamule

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Jun 13, 2008
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I've never used a case on any of my phones and :::: knock on wood ::::: have never had any major damage. Yeah I get minor scuffs and scrapes on the back, but that doesn't bother me.

The first night with my shiny new 7+ I dropped it about 3 to 4 feet onto a hardwood floor face-down, but my luck held and no damage whatsoever. It's worth the risk for me to enjoy the lighter/slimmer feel of using the phone bare w/o a case. But, yeah, it is a risk. Especially since you have AppleCare+ and as long as money for a deductible wouldn't be a hardship then I'd say yes go for it.
 

DNichter

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Apr 27, 2015
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I considered going caseless until I picked up my Black 7+. I almost dropped it right away because of how slippery it is. I like very minimal bulk, so caseless would be awesome, but I prefer a little more grip. I am going with the Caudabe Veil XT in Stealth Black. I have had their cases before and it's super thin (I think 0.4 mm), protects the phone from minor drops, and adds grip to it as well. I would suggest something along these lines, it's as close to caseless as you can get.