- 06-30-2009, 10:51 AM #2
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- 06-30-2009, 11:23 AM #4
- 06-30-2009, 11:27 AM #5iPhone Newbie
- 13 Posts
If you're looking for a good case without any bulk at all, I have a clear one that just covers the back of the phone. It's called the air jacket set, comes with a screen protector but I don't use it because of the new coating on the screen. My sister goes without (she has a white 3G) and I don't know if its her dropping it or what not but it's pretty banged up.
- 06-30-2009, 01:49 PM #6
Over a year my white one got pretty banged up but I've noticed that scratches and dirt show up a LOT more on my new black one. it sucks. With the white one I used it out of the case for most of the time I had it and I got several chips on the plastic, stretchmarks, small contusions near the *** of the device (from dropping on pavement/rock ground from short distances).
- 06-30-2009, 02:23 PM #7
@jellotime91: what are you referring to when you say 'stretchmarks'? not something i can visualize on a phone.
- 06-30-2009, 02:35 PM #8
- 07-01-2009, 04:52 PM #9iPhone Newbie
- 34 Posts
Both my wife and I have a black 3G each since last Christmas, and both of us use siclicone (back only cover) cases. On the front, we both use the screen protector. I can almost get away with selling them brand new!!!!! Believe it or not! They are both in imaculate condition, with barely a smudge on them.
I don't want to forget to mention that I work in the construction field, Hardwood flooring installer, and finnisher.
So it all depends where you keep it, whats in your pocket along with it, and wether your case is any good....thats if you use one at all.
A friend of mine has a white one, without a case, and he just leaves it anywhere... and it looks like it as gone to hell and back. It hurst me just to watch him handle it!!!!!!
- 07-01-2009, 04:55 PM #10
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- 07-16-2009, 04:15 AM #13iMore Beginner
- 56 Posts
It depends on the model - I have an original iPhone 2g that has never seen a case. Only the chrome rim is a little scuffed. The aluminium back is in great shape and so is the screen. I usually just throw it in my pocket. I wouldn't dare do that with the newer 3G/S models. They seem so much more fragile.