When I take the case off my black IP5, I admire its beauty.. it's sleekness, and design. But only a few seconds, as I put my IP5 back in its protective case, shutting away the beauty. Do any of you remember back in the day, pre-iphone, when it wasn't the norm to have a case for your phone? All my Nokia and Motorola phones didn't have cases, and I was never worried about them getting scratched. But the iPhone is different. It must have a case, and a screen protector, otherwise I won't feel comfortable taking the phone out.