Why would anyone go for a hard case if it can scratch the sides of the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by hasanahmad, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    I don't understand the concept of using a hard plastic or similar material rather than a soft flexible rubber or gel like material which does not scratch the iphone when putting on or off. Don't you feel the phone would get scratched with trying to get the case off the iPhone as its such a tight fit or trying to snap it in?
  2. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    For those of us who prefer a case, we don't care what goes on underneath it because we prefer a case.

  3. ilovegoodnugz macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
  4. Korican100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2012
    what cases scratch the phone? You are saying that like all cases do that. The vast majority don't.

    Such an ignorant and just wildly uneducated post.
  5. Femme macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2010
    Relax. You're acting like he just made a racist, hateful claim. Ignorant and Uneducated? That's why he's asking WHY people like hard shell case, to understand how or if it affects the phone. You don't have to be so dramatic over phone cases. Lmfao.
  6. batmanners macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Yeah we're literally talking about scratches on phones lol no need to get all up in arms.

    As for the OP, it's interesting that you wonder that, because I actually wonder the opposite: Why do people worry about scratches/put back protectors on a phone if a case is always on it? In this case, if a tree falls, it doesn't make a sound if no one's around to hear it.

    I tend to put appearance right after protection. If a hard case looks better than a softer rubber or TPU case, I will buy it over the latter. Tiny scratches that no one will see aren't going to stop me from having a good-looking phone.
  7. 4583568 Suspended

    Oct 14, 2014
    It is actually a good question.
    I think we can all agree that we should invest some money and care protecting our device. I do not understand people that wants cheap things on such an expensive phone but they exist, so it is ok.

    I like to use a good case like the leather one from apple and a back protector. It works great and with some luck (!) the iphone stays perfect.
    Yesterday I checked an iphone 4 used by one of my parents. It is protected by a plastic case (not a cheap one but still plastic) and the film protector on the back is in horrible conditions, like really horrible. What does it mean? In my opinion, inner material is a factor when you are choosing a good case and with some care (and luck) your device will be crystal clear.

    I have another question related to this topic: did you notice scratches while using a well made sleeve?
  8. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    What you are not understanding is this:

    People who put cases on their phones leave the cases on their phones. They are not doing it to protect the phone for future use but rather making it easier to grip, safer for a drop, and more rugged for laying down or placing in a bag. We want our phones to last two years of our contracts and protection is necessary on an item as thin and fragile as this. What goes on underneath the cases that we never take off doesn't matter.

    You seem to think that the goal of protecting the phone is to keep it in mint condition so one can make a few extra dollars on Craigslist two years from now. People don't think that way. They want to do what's right for themselves for the two years they own the phone and don't care at all about what happens for the next owner. Like you said, this is an expensive item so you should get the most enjoyment out of it possible and not save all the experience quality for someone buying it for half-price two years from now.


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