Will you buy a case?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by adam044, Sep 22, 2012.

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Will you use a case on you iPhone 5?

  1. No

    47 vote(s)
    31.5%
  2. Yes already have one (post what you got)

    73 vote(s)
    49.0%
  3. Not Sure

    29 vote(s)
    19.5%
  1. adam044 macrumors 65816

    adam044

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    #1
    I'm going with no case, screen protector only
     
  2. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

    Buckeyestar

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    #2
    Rocking my 5 in its birthday suit, just like all my previous iPhones.
     
  3. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

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    #3
    Ditto.
     
  4. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Got a speck case on from target so far. I'll keep looking for the phones final resting place tho.
     
  5. MacReloaded macrumors 6502

    MacReloaded

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    #5
    I will be getting one. The aluminum is easier to damage than the stainless steel. It dinged just by touching the 4S.
     
  6. mackinboi macrumors newbie

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    Naked...:D

    the phone is too beautiful to ruin it with a case.
     
  7. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

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    #7
    got this one cheap off ebay before the phone arrived so I would have some kind of protection. Ill get a nice case when better ones come out.
     

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  8. readsomething macrumors newbie

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    #8
    I have to have a case -- preferably silicone, for the increased grippiness. (Look! I just made up a word!)

    I know that I'd have dropped my iPhone 4 a LOT more often without the case. So I've ordered a Speck Pixelskin case in my favorite color. It shipped yesterday, apparently. DH has ordered the same thing in a different color. I loved the case on my iPhone 4, so I'm sure I'll love it on the 5. I had very little trouble with plugging it into devices or the charger, with the case on it.

    I usually carry my phone in my pocket. Sometimes I have my keys in there, or a pen. It's scccccarrrrry to think about what it'd look like if I didn't have a case on it. I even feel like the raised edges on the front give the screen some protection, even though I don't use an actual "screen protector."
     
  9. SeanZy macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    I am not using a case. This is the reason I bought Apple Care +. I will love having a naked phone without the constant worry.
     
  10. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    I'll be ordering a cheap clear one from eBay. Nothing fancy. But I'm getting a GLAS.t screen protector and something else for the back for extra protection. If they make a Vapor Pro iPhone 5 case, I might get a knockoff :cool:
     
  11. g8orballboy macrumors regular

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    #11
    I have a cheap bumper case on the way. Not using it for protection, just for the extra "grippiness"
     
  12. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

    MMM.PWR

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    #12
    cases kill the beauty of the phone. I'd rather enjoy it, than "protect it for the next buyer" :rolleyes:

    It'll be inside a sleeve though, when traveling.
     
  13. mattkilla420 macrumors member

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    #13
    I wasn't but I just read that sprint doesn't offer insurance like I had on my htc. If they don't then yes ill be buying a case. Anyone know if sprint offers insurance for the iPhone? If not it will at least save me 7 a month.
     
  14. cambookpro macrumors 603

    cambookpro

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    #14
    Yes, ordered a Speck Pixelskin HD off Amazon.
     
  15. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

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  16. Maxximus macrumors newbie

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    Nope. Got AppleCare and a skin so nothing to worry about. :cool:
     
  17. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    I decided to splurge on apple care this time, so no case for me.
     
  18. MaC rA mE macrumors member

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  19. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

    Caliber26

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    #19
    I got this one at Best Buy today. I was thinking it would look crappy in person and, much to my delight, it actually looks better and it adds no bulk to the phone. I got it because I don't want the back and sides all scratched up plus it gives me a better grip.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    #20
    I voted not sure, because there is no "yes" answer that doesn't involve already having one.
     
  21. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    Good case $35 - 50
    Good front / back screen protector $15-$25

    So in all you're looking at $50-$75 and you KNOW you won't stop at ONE case - most of us have bought 3-5 (I personally have had over 12 cases between the 4 and 4S) - and I NEVER liked any of them more than a naked iPhone.

    My new case is AppleCare+

    It's ****ing invisible! How cool is THAT?!
     
  22. markrivers macrumors 6502a

    markrivers

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    #22
    i have the Griffin Reveal case.

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    i have appleCare+ too..:cool:
    have you read the fine print?

    Apple hardware coverage

    AppleCare+provides repair or replacement coverage, both parts and labor, from Apple-authorized technicians. Service coverage includes the following:
    Your iPhone
    Battery
    Included earphones and accessories
    Coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage from handling, each subject to a $49 service fee plus applicable tax.

    i doubt that you will rush to a genius bar for a small blemish or a light dent on the iPhone, use one of your "TWO" lifelines and pay $49 plus service tax.
     
  23. akdj macrumors 65816

    akdj

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    #23
    While Applecare does indeed protect your phone from damage, it doesn't cover cosmetic irritations...if that makes any sense :)
    I've owned each iteration of the iPhone and I've always had them in cases. I'm not an Otterbox or Pelican guy---but I bought a Spec case from AT&T at purchase, just to protect my phone. I've never damaged one in a case, so I'm not going to start going naked now
    My 4s has the Mophie Plus and it's excellent, not to mention good for an extra charge and a third. I'll most likely do the same with my '5' when Mophie hits BestBuy or my Apple store. They're excellent cases with the added benefit of double the battery life

    The 5 is so damn light to begin with. I'm afraid it'll just fly or fling out of my hand taking it out of my front pocket. Amazingly light!

    I should admit though, my son is 7 years old. He's grown up with my iPhones. He was two when the first one was purchased. That's a significant reason for the case. For those of u that don't prefer a case, do u have children? If yes, do u allow them to use it...even, say in a controlled environment? Car ride, plane trip, waitin at the doc's office? I'm jealous of ya...it's a beauty and IMHo it should be carried naked...

    I do...I really do love the aesthetic looks of the new one. I always thought of the 4/4s as a literal work of art (in engineering)--and I didn't see it bested. Especially when seeing the first leaked shots. However, after buying it and playing with it for a day, I can honestly say--it's better, in. Every. Way! (The '5' that is)

    J
     
  24. danilko1 macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    I have been using bumper cases since the iPhone 4. All my prior bumpers were Apple branded. The first, free, :D. The second, bought at the same time as the 4S on pre-order night. The 5, came with no bumper...

    I ordered a generic bumper from Hong Kong. (ebay) for $6... Bumpers were going to for $2 at the Saturday street market, NYC. But I figure the $6 was okay since the 5 was so new. They should be down to a $1 in time.. When that happens I will get extras.

    BTW, the generics aren't as "crisp" in construction as Apples branded bumpers.
     
  25. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    Uhm yes of course I read it. I'm pretty OCD so for example when I dropped my phone WITH a case I will go out and buy a new case. Which then costs me $35 more (or one time it was an element vapor pro and that was $150)

    I am really extremely careful with everything I own. Pretty sure it'll still look pretty new but if it gets really dinged up ill get it replace in 6 months :)

     

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