Who else hasn't taken the plastic off the front and back yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by doc shivers, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. doc shivers macrumors member

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    I am trying to muster up the courage to remove the plastic from my phone, but it makes me nervous thinking about it getting scratches. I don't want to put it in a case yet either because that could possibly scuff the sides.
     
  2. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    My dad hasn't. I have though, I'm careful with my purchases.
     
  3. mlg1998 macrumors newbie

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    You can't be serious?
     
  4. leoneedees macrumors member

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    I took the back off but still have the front on while I wait for my screen protector to arrive.
     
  5. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    I thought I had OCD! I sure hope that you didn't purchase the black one cause I hear it has problems with it's coating. I haven't seen 1 in real life though. I wanted black but at&t only had white in the size I wanted.
     
  6. MMMalex macrumors newbie

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    It's hard to press the home button with the front plastic on so i took it off. I put the back plastic back on after I realized there's no need to take it off so now it's filled with bubbles lol. But seeing as how my case won't arrive for another few weeks, I'm probably gonna take the back plastic off also.

    Do you plan on buying a screen protector?
     
  7. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    Your resale value ought to be tremendous in 20 years when you have the only iPhone5 with original plastic left on.

    Don't forget to get a case to protect the plastic. Maybe Zagg plastic protector for the Apple plastic. Or Zagg + bumpers + Apple plastic.

    Or put the phone in a bubble wrap bag while you use it. You can kinda see through the bubbles.

    Endless possibilities to safe guard the precious.

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. webworks415 macrumors 6502

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    I kept it on. Waiting for my screen protectors and case to come in
     
  9. dayloon macrumors 6502

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  10. Iphone5preorder macrumors 6502a

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    Just take it off. It's not like your gonna go one or two years with that plastic on there. That's why I take it off right away. I also don't use a case. Just be careful.
     
  11. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    lol
     
  12. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    Quote from an Apple employee to me this morning:
    "AppleCare is the best accessory you can buy. Don't worry about cases or screen covers. The phone is too dynamic."
     
  13. esploded macrumors regular

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    My temporary case is coming in a few hours, so the back has the plastic till then :p. Damn "scruff-gate" thread has me paranoid.
     
  14. julius071 macrumors regular

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    Shoots I haven't taken out my phone out of the UPS box. Still waiting for my screen protector.
     
  15. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    don't you just love a dynamic phone?
     
  16. mistax macrumors member

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    i haven't taken it off my moms phone yet, but mine was off the moment i got it right into the otterbox defender.
     
  17. ek9max macrumors regular

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    I folded mine a bit and left it on under my incipio feather case.
     
  18. divisionbuyzero macrumors member

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    Life is short. Everytime I get a new phone/laptop the first thing I do is whip out my keys and make a nice scratch along the back. Not big enough to hurt resell but big enough to where now I won't baby my phone any more.

    You should focus on living life not protecting material items.
     
  19. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

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    In my own instance, i left both on last night because I was heading out to a ballgame where a bunch of people I know would want to see it. Took the front off when I got home, about to take the back off today.

    I'll be careful until my case arrives on Monday. I'm not as much worried about wear as I am just having extra grip. I buy cases anymore to supply additional grip to my larger hands (ladies, inquire within) rather than preserving its look. In most cases the resale value will be about the same in two years.

    And as we all know, guys with large hands........wear large gloves. :p I'm an idiot.
     
  20. KittyToy macrumors 6502

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    I'm with the OP because the rep at AT&T was taking the plastic off when she was activating my phone and I’m like what are you doing leave everything on the phone. She was like you won’t be able to use the phone with the plastic on. lol it will be on till I get my cases and screen protectors.
     
  21. whitesand macrumors regular

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    We haven't taken it off the front or back yet...lol.
     
  22. zubins macrumors newbie

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    I hope everyone treats their children and loved ones with as much care as they do their iphones.

    This site is pretty sad sometimes. I feel half the posts are troll posts, like i wish this one was, but theyre not.
     
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  24. MacChinoNyc macrumors 6502

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    Thats why mines went from the box right to the otter box. But hard to see the beauty in that burka.
     
  25. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    My fiancee hasn't. I did yesterday to make a phone call (the speaker was too quiet with the plastic on).

    Went to AT&T and made them put on a screen protecter. Not worried about it anymore
     

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