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      11-28-2012, 07:58 AM   #23
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      11-28-2012, 08:01 AM   #24
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Mophie is a must
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      11-28-2012, 12:04 PM   #26
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Funny that I read an article about iPhone 5 damage today: http://gizmodo.com/5963445/the-iphon...o-months-later

I have iPhone 4 with bumper and screen and back protector films. Recently switched the back film to leather that I got as a gift.
The article did scare me a little bit

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What's the purpose of buying a thin phone if you end up putting a big arse case around it.

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screen protector only. I use Ghost Armor screen protectors and tell them to stop offering the lame carbon fiber sticker for the rest of the phone. Cases just get annoying after awhile, although if I had an iPhone I do like the life proof case, its thin, super strong and reliable
I am actually now considering this case becuase the for the first time ever this phone is made out of some fukn plastidip and it IS starting to peel away

I think this was intentional to affect resale value because we are sharing apple's profits.


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Afraid to google this at work, what is Mophie?
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      11-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #27
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Funny that I read an article about iPhone 5 damage today: http://gizmodo.com/5963445/the-iphon...o-months-later
I'm not even sure how you can do that to a phone without basically trying. I have a buddy who works construction and has his phone without a case since launch and it zero scratches, nicks, etc. on it.

I bought them for my longer term employees who wanted them and they have had no issues either, none have cases. Granted, we work in an office all day, but I just can't figure out how you get that kind of damage on a phone without trying.
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      11-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #28
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I used to rock all my phones naked, but I drop them all the time and have broken a few screens, so I have since purchased an Otter box Commuter case. Although it is bulkier than a naked phone, I have dropped the phone pretty bad several times and there has been zero damage to the phone.
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      11-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #29
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buy insurance if it's a recurring problem, so you wont need a case
Insurance was $100 plus another $50 if you break the phone. So $150 in total with insurance, if the phone does break and I don't have insurance it's $250 to replace it. I'll take my chances and be super careful this time.
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      11-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #30
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I can't stand the extra weight of a case.
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      11-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #31
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i forget i have a case on my phone with this thing

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      11-29-2012, 02:34 AM   #32
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mine holds a CC so it's very convenient
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I have had all my iPhones naked since the first model. I tried the bumper case on the 4S and got tired of it in 2 days.

I enjoy the thin phone
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Insurance will not cover you dropping your phone and smashing it and there is also a $100+ deductible for each occurance. Case is $30.
My insurance covers anything that could happen the the phone, (Water damage, dropping, etc etc.) It is a third party insurance though.
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I cracked 3 phone screens so far. Just got the iPhone 5 and mini iPad and learned my lesson and now I have it all in otter box cases. They are awesome. I don't care about showing the phone design. You recognize an iPhone 5 easily even in a case. Can't afford to crack another one.
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      11-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #36
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I have a 2+ year old Nokia that looks like a Blackberry - ie. screen + keyboard. It is a basic smartphone and does everything I need - phone / texts / simple web browser internet access / 5mpixel camera. I have a very soft leather case, to protect it from scratches and if I drop it - which I have several times. It has a few light scratches and no cracks.
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I'm not even sure how you can do that to a phone without basically trying. I have a buddy who works construction and has his phone without a case since launch and it zero scratches, nicks, etc. on it.

I bought them for my longer term employees who wanted them and they have had no issues either, none have cases. Granted, we work in an office all day, but I just can't figure out how you get that kind of damage on a phone without trying.
Agreed. It looks like they were probably scratching the edges on the concrete surface they were taking pictures on, lol...

I dropped and shattered my old iPhone screen in it's case. I currently have my iPhone 5 in a case that adds pretty significant size to it, but I've dropped it a few times so far and no issues (hit the parking lot hard on the corner of the phone last night too). I don't care about looks so much, people know it's an iPhone, they just can't tell if it's the 4S or 5 unless I hand it to them. I don't care though, I'm not a brand whore, just bought it because I wanted it
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i just started using a hand-me-down iphone 3gs (prepaid no data plan). still naked: pretty sure a good phone case would cost as much as the phone.
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Insurance was $100 plus another $50 if you break the phone. So $150 in total with insurance, if the phone does break and I don't have insurance it's $250 to replace it. I'll take my chances and be super careful this time.
Not to mention that you are paying $7 or more per month on top of that over the course of a two year contract. If you break the phone in the first month, it could pay off, but I always ended up breaking mine in the last few months of the contract so it was never worth it to me ($7 x ~21 months = $147, plus $100 deductible and I'm at $247 for a 2+ year old phone).
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Not to mention that you are paying $7 or more per month on top of that over the course of a two year contract. If you break the phone in the first month, it could pay off, but I always ended up breaking mine in the last few months of the contract so it was never worth it to me ($7 x ~21 months = $147, plus $100 deductible and I'm at $247 for a 2+ year old phone).
for the cost of a new iphone data plan, i'd rather max out my cable lineup and/or upgrade the broadband speed.

wifi's pretty ubiquitous now, u don't have to be thaaat connected
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Curious if those of you that use phone cases also put leather bras (if those still exist)
on the front of your bimmers to protect it from road debris?


People can still tell it's a bimmer right?
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Curious if those of you that use phone cases also put leather bras (if those still exist)
on the front of your bimmers to protect it from road debris?


People can still tell it's a bimmer right?
Clear bra's are better

Some cases are pretty cool looking, sure they take away from the look of the phone, but who cares? It's all personal preference.
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      11-29-2012, 11:53 AM   #44
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Clear bra's are better

Some cases are pretty cool looking, sure they take away from the look of the phone, but who cares? It's all personal preference.
"I care!" said, the OCD phone buyer

Personal preference for sure.
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