1. fridayxiii's Avatar
    Will you carry your new iPhone 4S naked, or swathed in some sort of case? If you choose the latter, which one?

    I'm going to enjoy my 4S as Apple intended - in the buff so to speak. My 3GS has lived in a Case Mate case for the past two years, mostly to protect the back from scratches. Unfortunately this didn't protect it while falling face down on concrete twice and cracking the screen each time. But with that, I bought AppleCare+ for the new phone.

    I know/knew Apple products are beautiful to look at, but didn't fully appreciate how much time they put into the physical form and design until reading so many articles upon Steve Jobs passing this week. That being said, IMO it'd be a shame to not enjoy the beauty of the 4S design by spoiling it, obscured from view.

    If by god I use both repairs via AppleCare before the next phone arrives, then I'll bite the bullet and get an OtterBox. But til that fateful day I'll enjoy my white 4S as it is out of the box.

    What say ye?
    iPhoneEnthusiest and nessenj like this.
    10-07-2011 05:25 PM
  2. simplylaurakb's Avatar
    I'm torn, for the same reasons...
    10-07-2011 05:28 PM
  3. zackawee27's Avatar
    Will you carry your new iPhone 4S naked, or swathed in some sort of case? If you choose the latter, which one?

    I'm going to enjoy my 4S as Apple intended - in the buff so to speak. My 3GS has lived in a Case Mate case for the past two years, mostly to protect the back from scratches. Unfortunately this didn't protect it while falling face down on concrete twice and cracking the screen each time. But with that, I bought AppleCare+ for the new phone.

    I know/knew Apple products are beautiful to look at, but didn't fully appreciate how much time they put into the physical form and design until reading so many articles upon Steve Jobs passing this week. That being said, IMO it'd be a shame to not enjoy the beauty of the 4S design by spoiling it, obscured from view.

    If by god I use both repairs via AppleCare before the next phone arrives, then I'll bite the bullet and get an OtterBox. But til that fateful day I'll enjoy my white 4S as it is out of the box.

    What say ye?

    I'm going to have to go with a case becuase, i wouldn't buy applecare, and i wouldn't want to break it. But, you're idea is cool!
    iPhoneEnthusiest likes this.
    10-07-2011 05:31 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    I am always running my hardware naked.
    twizler3 likes this.
    10-07-2011 05:31 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'll use a case - but I'm a minimalist. My favorite case is the CaseMate Barely There case.
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    10-07-2011 05:34 PM
  6. whispa777's Avatar
    I'm getting a clear case so that the beauty shines through but I still have protection
    10-07-2011 05:35 PM
  7. ivan1.ruiz's Avatar
    Use a case but not a huge one lol


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    10-07-2011 05:37 PM
  8. ballajb's Avatar
    I will get a case
    10-07-2011 05:40 PM
  9. elavum's Avatar
    I am planning to use a zagg full body protection to avoid any scratches and carry in a belt pouch.
    I agree with all of you that I would not want to cover it in case( its like seeing people in winter with thick jackets, only eyes are visible you know)
    I do plan to buy apple care+ as I didn't get the option at verizon check out.

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    10-07-2011 05:42 PM
  10. Evan_Beezy's Avatar
    Hellz yea on that case...hope they use Gorilla Glass this time though instead of Apple's in house stuff. They did on the ipad 2 so hopes r looking good.
    10-07-2011 05:49 PM
  11. Enforcer#IM's Avatar
    I compared the 4 to the picture of 4S. The seems to be some differences, the top front above screen has a camera hole a speaker slit and a third slit in the 4S. and the 4S has different cuts on the metal sides. Does anyone know if 4 cases work on the 4S, or will we have to wait and see?
    10-07-2011 05:57 PM
  12. CalifJewls's Avatar
    I compared the 4 to the picture of 4S. The seems to be some differences, the top front above screen has a camera hole a speaker slit and a third slit in the 4S. and the 4S has different cuts on the metal sides. Does anyone know if 4 cases work on the 4S, or will we have to wait and see?
    The slit on the front of the screen is a new addition and won't affect your case choice and yes the iPhone 4 & 4S cases both work, the addition of the "metal cuts" can be covered by a case without issue.

    On a side note, iPhone case manufacturers must be thanking their lucky stars they didn't have to hustle to get out brand new covers on a newly designed casing, personally I love the size and feel of the iPhone4 so Im great with the iPhone4S casing staying the same!

    To answer the original question, the iPhone's are beautiful to look at, agreed, but not so beautiful if they're scratched...taking your iPhone in and out of pockets, purses, surfaces, etc will eventually scratch something, and if you'd like to resell your iPhone in the future to upgrade to the next model (like me) keeping it in a case will always keep it in perfect condition. I personally will always use a case.

    I currently use and just ordered a new white Case-Mate Pop for my new shiny white iPhone4S!
    mamahack likes this.
    10-07-2011 06:10 PM
  13. MustangLife's Avatar
    Otterbox in 2011 is the only way to go IMO and they have like 5 different cases.
    10-07-2011 06:14 PM
  14. tlo07's Avatar
    I have a clear, thin case that covers the back and sides of my iPhone 4 and I'm so glad it was on or I would have a scratch across the back of the phone across the Apple logo which is either from setting it down on the coffee table (rough stone surface) or the dash of the car. It probably won't do a bit of good if it takes a significant drop though.
    10-07-2011 06:23 PM
  15. mariska#AC's Avatar
    After witnessing several of my friends dropping theirs on concrete & shattered the screen, I'm definitely getting some sort of protection. Plus I need that extra grip. I think I'm going to get the Case-mate barely there.

    I'm thinking either the case-mate or a bumper. Which one works better? I usually take good care of my phones. I have an office job, so it'll just sit on my desk for most of the time, and I'll be carrying it in my purse.
    10-07-2011 06:26 PM
  16. sdakidd's Avatar
    I'm thinking nude!!!
    10-07-2011 06:35 PM
  17. MustangLife's Avatar
    If going nude, a clear front,back and sides protector is a must. I'm going nude on my IP4 with a side cover thing that protrudes out so I lay it down front or back is doesn't touch the surface.
    10-07-2011 07:11 PM
  18. Waks's Avatar
    I'm probably using a case - a bumper so to say.

    If Im not going to use a case, Im gonna make sure at least that the front, back, and sides of the phone are protected by a screen protector or something. I just cant leave it out in the open like that.
    10-07-2011 07:29 PM
  19. ek9max's Avatar
    Incipio feather case FTW
    10-07-2011 07:29 PM
  20. Capnjackk's Avatar
    i'd just throw a complete invisible shield on that bad boy and call it a day.
    10-07-2011 07:46 PM
  21. JayCee15's Avatar
    I just bought me a Griffin Reveal Case. Heard it was a great case. Should be at my door before the 14th
    10-07-2011 08:05 PM
  22. Todd M's Avatar
    Invisible Shield on the front, wrapped in Seidio Surface with holster.
    10-07-2011 08:15 PM
  23. CarrieMK's Avatar
    This is very helpful information. I am checking out different options in case I get to surprise my son with an iPhone. I am a firm believer in using a case but I also think that it will be difficult to cover up such a nice device. The Invisible Shield sounds like a good option.
    10-07-2011 08:27 PM
  24. epidoc's Avatar
    For the AppleCare+,you may want to double check with Apple before you buy it.I pre-ordered my iP4s from AT&T and then decided to call up Apple before purchasing AppleCare+, as the Apple website has some fine print at the bottom of the AppleCare+ page saying "AppleCare+ must be purchased together with new covered equipment."

    Bottom line, I was told by the Apple rep that I would have to cancel my order with AT&T and reorder my iP4s through the apple store to get a valid Applecare+ plan.

    I am planning to use a zagg full body protection to avoid any scratches and carry in a belt pouch.
    I agree with all of you that I would not want to cover it in case( its like seeing people in winter with thick jackets, only eyes are visible you know)
    I do plan to buy apple care+ as I didn't get the option at verizon check out.

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    10-07-2011 08:45 PM
  25. 2xchapter's Avatar
    definitely planning on getting a case, that is after i find the perfect metal case.

    Maybe a vapor 4 or maybe a diamondback. time to search more!!
    10-08-2011 08:51 AM
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