Using a case on iPhone X

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hnb48, Sep 15, 2017.


Will you put a case on?

  1. Yes I want my $1000 phone protected

  2. Yes I always have and will continue to do so

  3. No case but glass screen protectors

  4. No I like the natural beauty of the device

  5. Never have never will

  6. Unsure will wait and see once I’ve got the device

  1. hnb48 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2015
    Birmingham, AL
    Everyone has an opinion so I'm asking for one.

    Will you be ordering a case for your iPhone X? The phone supposedly has the hardest, most durable glass ever put on a smartphone. I know other phone manufactures have been using all glass for awhile. But glass is glass and I'm sure it can break. I've always used screen savers and cases but for the iPhone X, it seems a shame to put a clear glass screen saver on the front and a case on the back to cover up a very nice looking phone. So, to cover or not to cover. Thoughts?
  2. AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2014
    I've always used cases and tempered glass screen protectors with all my phones, and the X will be no different. In fact, I plan on investing in a heavier duty case than I normally use. The Lifeproof Next is looking very appealing.
  3. Applefan4515 Suspended


    Sep 19, 2016
    I ordered a uag pathfinder case for the x. Will be delivered tomorrow. My plan is to have the phone in a case while at work only, since I work construction, there's a lot more chance of something happening. Going naked when not at work.
  4. MadDane macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2015
    Having used an iPhone 4 for 3 years in the past, I would not want to go case-less on an all-glass phone, no matter how reinforced the glass is :p
  5. stormchasejg macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2014
    East Preston, UK
    Long story short for all my previous devices I’ve put them in a case as soon as I got them however this year I’m planning on going ceaseless but purchasing insurance (not AppleCare) alongside.

    I will be putting glass protectors on the device in place of a case to protect the glass on both the front and back.

    This is the one I purchased
  6. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I normally get an Otterbox case. I am going to wait until I get the phone to decide if I want to get another Otterbox, (different style) different case manufacturer, or go caseless.
  8. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    most likely nothing like always. the iphone 4 has been the most durable iphone for me. had no scratches on the glass front or back.

    sadly the iphone 7 got alot of hairline scratches on the display.. not sure why, never had this problem before. had one after just a few days and they just keep adding up.

    but the X is supposed to have the most durable glass on a phone yet... let's see how that goes.
  9. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    If I got the 8 or X. A case would depend in the type of glass which I’m unaware of thus far.

    If the back glass is as scratch resistant as the front. I wouldn’t do a case. I’m more concerned with scratches than dropping any phone.
  10. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Anyone know what kind of glass is used on the iPhone X? The Apple site doesn't say.
  12. missbing, Sep 17, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017

    missbing macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2015
    Haven't decided if I'm upgrading this year, but if I do get an X I will get a case as always. I'll probably do an Otterbox with the clear back. I would love to go caseless, but I have small kids who love to play with my phone camera and it gets dropped all the time, also by me too as I'm clumsy. My 6s plus has been dropped almost everyday at least twice a day and luckily with the case there haven't been any problems.

    This otterbox case is not too bulky and is clear so it shows the beauty of the phone. This is what I would get.
  13. joonyaboy macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2010
    I have a 2 year old now, he knocks the phone out of my hand quite often...LOL....Case for me, but usually I use the metal band around and a glass screen protector
  14. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012

    "The front and back feature custom glass with a 50 percent deeper strengthening layer.
    The most durable glass ever in a smartphone."

    or they keynote:
    "And the glass is further reinforced by an internal laser welded steel and copper structure."

    whatever that means ;)
  15. spooky23 macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2013
    I use a case on my 6s+. The moment it's removed, it's like I'm holding a completely different phone. I guess for 1k you get reminded what a 1k phone feels like every time you hold it. Still, wouldn't wanna drop it.
  16. Complex757 macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2016
    I prefer a case, but the phone looks so good.
  17. xeio macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2016
    buying such a beaty of product and put a plastic case on it. its so stupid for me. sorry but after 2 years you gonna buy a newer iphone and the tiny little scratches you get without a case wont decrease the price when selling. i have enough experience with it.
  18. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    With your story, (of constant drops and still protected) Otterbox should do a commercial with you and the kiddos.
  19. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
    I plan to get Lifeproof nuud which has a clear back as well and protects the phone from water damage and drop. I believe Lifeproof is better than otterbox because of water protection feature.

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