Why are people so picky about iPhone cosmetics?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by princealfie, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    Seriously, I find it puzzling that people baby their iPhone. I want to use it not to treat it like some makeup or mascara kit made from 24K gold. Steve Jobs designed this for everyday use.

    And a thread about scratched bezels I laugh at. Seriously, I got my iPhone not as a luxury item but as a tool which is to be used in everyday practice. :cool:

    So any other guys believe that scratches and dents are part of the game? I raise my hand as guilty!
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I don't have one, but if I did? Yeah, shiny trim being scratched up would bug me after having spent ~$600 on the device. :p My $30 POS Motorola? I don't care. But the iPhone is what, 20x the price?!

    Of course, if I actually had one... I'd likely drop it all the time and scratch it up within a week anyway. :eek:
     
  3. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Scratches and dents are normal, but after paying 1100 bucks (1 8GB and 1 4GB) I kinda want them to look nice for at least a few weeks. So they get babied.
     
  4. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    But it's the bling bling factor that people want to afford the iPhone that status. Still I find it immature and puerile honestly :p
     
  5. Bostonian1976 macrumors member

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    agreed. I buy my phone to use, not to freak out about every little blemish.

    it's inevitable for everyone on here to get blemishes on their iPhone - why fight it and freak out?
     
  6. CDugan macrumors newbie

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    I take care of my stuff, simple as that. The logic "I'm gonna die eventually, might as well just off myself now" doesn't really make sense to me, so I don't apply that to dropping the device. That all being said, I have a small blemish on the back of the phone already and I'm not freaking out. I bought it to use, and I use it constantly, but I certainly would like to delay the inevitable and treat my six hundred dollar gadget like a six hundred dollar gadget as long as it doesn't interfere with it's usability.
     
  7. kellen macrumors 68020

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    I understand people and not wanting to scratch their new product, but to post about it bewilders me.

    Its going to scratch sometime, doesn't mean you have to like it, but doesn't mean you have to tell everyone about it.

    Kind of reminds me of new running shoes. I baby them, untie them and only use them on nice days, but 3 months later they all look horrible and by then I am using them for working in the yard and just slipping them on.
     
  8. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    I agree with you completely. I take care of things that I own, especially things that cost a lot of money. I don't throw my iPods around, I don't throw my glasses around, etc. I know they will wear out eventually, but I do my best to take care of them. I don't go around making threads and whatnot about the slightest scratch, but I do my best to avoid that scratch. It's very simple- I take care of my things.
     
  9. Bostonian1976 macrumors member

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    I highly doubt there is ANYONE that is not trying to take care of it to the best of their ability, but for the people that FREAK over a slight smudge on the chrome, seriously you might want to re-evaluate priorities :)
     
  10. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. I'm just saying that I do my best to keep those things from happening. There's nothing you can do about smudging, I'm not anal about that at all- but I will give it a wipe every once in awhile.
     
  11. Bostonian1976 macrumors member

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    I took mine out of its Belkin case yesterday because the grit was starting to a) look gross and b) I wanted to see if it was damaging the finish, which it was.

    Prying that sucker apart is difficult - and of course the phone popped out and landed 3 inches down on my desk - which scuffed the chrome on the left side a bit. oh well
     
  12. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Wow... :( Cases end up being more trouble than they're worth?
     
  13. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I got a case for my phone and put it on as soon as I got home. The case won't protect it 100% and that's ok. It will eventually get scratched.

    I had a two year old Treo 650, bought the leather case for it when I bought the phone. Eventually the case was so worn it looked ugly so I took it off and just carried the phone around without a case, hell it was two years old in June. Some of the finish on the phones case was wearing off just from being in the leather case.
     
  14. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    I treat it like almost all things I own.

    I want to keep it clean and as effective as possible.

    Cleaning it off every other night or so and casing it is not IMO babying it at all but simply keeping it as clean/nice as possible.

    Plus, the chicks dig a beautiful iPhone :D
     
  15. Xtoo macrumors member

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    I gave it a bubble bath and put some baby powder before putting it to sleep last night. Tonigh, I will singing the lullaby for him before checking for monsters behind the window curtain.....
     
  16. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    every time an iphone gets a scratch, I kill a kitten.

    so yeah, it is important to protect it, well assuming you like kittens anyway.
     
  17. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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