I know this topic is a deeply personal decision. But I have a problem.
I routinely switch from a very protective case (griffin survivor) to either naked or a bumper. I love the protection the survivor offers, but also love the ease of use with the bumper or nothing at all. I recently posted about my cracked back, which sucks, but it could have been worse. Even without the griffin, I still slip the iPhone into a padded neoprene sleeve for pocket carry. Honestly, the most dangerous thing my phone ever meets is my one year old, and I'm pretty good about keeping it away from her. I guess when I consider the "what if?" that's. When I go back to the big case. Just looking for others opinions. Thanks.
- 07-13-2011, 04:05 PM #2
I am sporting the vapor pro black ops edition. While it is pricey? In my opinion it is the best solution out there. You get maximum protection with minimal bulk because it is a bumper style aluminum case that has a stick on leather back similar to zaggs leather covers. If you can front the money it is worth it.
- 07-13-2011, 08:53 PM #4
- 07-14-2011, 12:38 AM #5
I kinda go through the same dilemma from time to time. I go back and forth between my Otterbox Defender and bumper/naked ... I love love love the protection of the Otterbox and I also breath a little easier knowing that no hard can come to my iPhone. But the feel of it naked, or with just a bumper, is so amazing that I have to take the defender off from time to time. Granted, I'm WAY more careful with it off, and I watch what I do a lot more.
I've replaced the back glass once because of having it naked for long periods of time - not that it broke or shattered, but it just got some small scratches and I'm OCD about a pristine looking phone, lol. I currently have a shield protection on the back glass, and it's naked while I'm home and using a bumper when I leave the house. But I'm sure by the end of the week it'll be back in the defender for a while. It just comes down to how carefully I want to watch my iPhone and habits at any specific time.
- 07-14-2011, 06:05 AM #7
No case...all day, every day. I used to be a heavy stickler for the using of a case, but after removing mine to clean my phone one day and forgetting to put the case back on, i found myself enjoying the naked life. I gave my cases to my wife, who won't live without her phone in a case, and i strut around nude with a smile on my face.
- 07-15-2011, 05:58 AM #9
- 07-15-2011, 08:29 AM #10
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- 07-15-2011, 02:17 PM #13
does this ONLY apply to the back glass?
also, how many times can this be done?
do they document so they'll know if it there has been replacement already?
- 07-15-2011, 02:32 PM #14
I doubt the front is the same, i broke my 3G's front glass and asked for a replacement and they wanted like $150 or something at the Apple store to do it...
well, my story is a little more complicated than that. I've had an ongoing issue with heating up and not responding. After we discussed that, the genius was not concerned about the back glass at all. Handed me a replacement phone and apologized for my trouble.
Setting up the new phone now...
- 07-15-2011, 04:29 PM #16
Agreed. I've been there twice. Once with my wife's phone and now this issue. Both times apple has exceeded my expectations. I was fully prepared to just "deal" with either phone until upgrade time. Apple's customer service beats ANY company I have ever felt with.