1. aera's Avatar
    3-4 times.

    But mostly in a case..

    Up until a few weeks ago, I finally dumped my Otterbox case as it was causing more damage inside....(Long story)


    Anyways. Rolling Naked a few times a week and no issues..Now using a Speck when I am at work.

    But honestly it's holding up well..
    I fully understand this statement. Friend of mine is has been using an otterbox since launch. He took it out the other day and it has more scratches and paint chips on it than my naked 5. We quickly diagnosed that the case leaves too much room around the phone and it slides around in the case a good bit. Once dust and particals get in there and the phone gets to sliding around its like sandpaper to the paint.

    As for the question. A few times but only on carpet from waist-ish level. Missing my pocket on re entry or fumbling it upon exiting pocket. No case on it ever.
    08-02-2013 02:43 PM
  2. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    I recently bought a Otterbox Defender case, and I must say that I do like the feel of it in my hand, also like the holster, was wondering, where you are saying damage was done, do you think it would help any to put a screen protector on the rear of the phone also? I currently have a thin adhesive protector on the front, but am considering a rear one.. do you think that would help? or was the damage more on the sides and beveled edges? Thanks!

    RescueEMT911
    08-02-2013 03:16 PM
  3. aera's Avatar
    I recently bought a Otterbox Defender case, and I must say that I do like the feel of it in my hand, also like the holster, was wondering, where you are saying damage was done, do you think it would help any to put a screen protector on the rear of the phone also? I currently have a thin adhesive protector on the front, but am considering a rear one.. do you think that would help? or was the damage more on the sides and beveled edges? Thanks!

    RescueEMT911
    The damage on his phone was both on the back and sides. So a rear protector would help but you may run into some issues if installing it. The plastic may not fully lock around the phone due to the front and rear protectors.
    08-02-2013 03:30 PM
  4. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Fortunately I haven't dropped mine in several months of ownership thus far other than a couple of times around the house on the carpet or something. I do however have a friend who just recently purchased an iPhone 5 and got a Lifeproof case with it, and it's quite amusing taking her phone and throwing it against a wall just so I can watch her temporary look of horror. I'm going to hell...
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    08-03-2013 08:29 AM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    going to a concert tonight. there will be heavy drinking involved and i hope i do not encounter my first drop

    now, some of you might say "BLiNK, maybe you should put a case on it.. just for tonight"

    i say rubbish! #YOLO
    08-03-2013 10:34 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    going to a concert tonight. there will be heavy drinking involved and i hope i do not encounter my first drop

    now, some of you might say "BLiNK, maybe you should put a case on it.. just for tonight"

    i say rubbish! #YOLO
    I would tell you to rock it as-is while rocking the concert, my friend.......Have fun and enjoy yourself...
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    08-03-2013 10:59 AM
  7. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    YOLO my friend !!
    08-03-2013 12:20 PM
  8. Guacho's Avatar
    going to a concert tonight. there will be heavy drinking involved and i hope i do not encounter my first drop

    now, some of you might say "BLiNK, maybe you should put a case on it.. just for tonight"

    i say rubbish! #YOLO
    for concerts, beach and other activities I use a thicker rubber case just to be sure, otherwise I use a ultra slim Incipio case, hate those huge Otterbox cases with a passion...
    08-03-2013 12:36 PM
  9. Guacho's Avatar
    that would drive me crazy. i'd have the screen replaced like - THE NEXT DAY
    hahaha..I'm the same way...even when I put screen protectors, it has to be perfect with no bubble, a tiny bubble staring at me would drive me crazy.. =)
    08-03-2013 12:38 PM
  10. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I recently bought a Otterbox Defender case, and I must say that I do like the feel of it in my hand, also like the holster, was wondering, where you are saying damage was done, do you think it would help any to put a screen protector on the rear of the phone also? I currently have a thin adhesive protector on the front, but am considering a rear one.. do you think that would help? or was the damage more on the sides and beveled edges? Thanks!

    RescueEMT911
    I would recommend taking the phone out and cleaning out the case about weekly. I did this with my 4. I know the black 5 may be a different animal completely but it can't hurt might help
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    08-03-2013 01:26 PM
  11. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Fortunately I haven't dropped mine in several months of ownership thus far other than a couple of times around the house on the carpet or something. I do however have a friend who just recently purchased an iPhone 5 and got a Lifeproof case with it, and it's quite amusing taking her phone and throwing it against a wall just so I can watch her temporary look of horror. I'm going to hell...
    Had a customer buy a life proof and then went to a pool party. It's water resistant up to 6 feet or whatever so she threw it in the diving end which was like 10-12 feet to show off the case. Needless to say she was pissed.
    08-03-2013 01:29 PM
  12. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Had a customer buy a life proof and then went to a pool party. It's water resistant up to 6 feet or whatever so she threw it in the diving end which was like 10-12 feet to show off the case. Needless to say she was pissed.

    😅rofl
    08-03-2013 03:07 PM
  13. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Dropped my last one once, into the tub. Triggering an AppleCare+ replacement, using one of my two accident replacements.

    Dropped this one once on my driveway, when it was being used without a case.

    Basically nicked the aluminum on a corner -- very noticeable. But the screen is like new still, and that's what counts. The aluminum dents add character, I say.
    08-03-2013 05:54 PM
  14. Avenged110's Avatar
    I seriously drop it all the time on scary surfaces. It's not intentional, it just happens but it's been fine so far, even without a case. There's only a few dents and a ton of scratches on the aluminum and one small scratch on the screen. I like my iPhones to look lived-in, if you will. The only issue, though, is among the gouges on the back, one scratch did go right across the "unscratchable" camera lens. Nbd though, pics are fine.
    08-03-2013 06:22 PM
  15. alexnaoumi's Avatar
    3 times. And each time I've had a panic attack 😅
    08-03-2013 06:39 PM
  16. swarlos's Avatar
    I've ridden Tatsu at Six Flags without a case and in my front pocket I know insanity!!
    08-03-2013 09:36 PM
  17. jclisenby's Avatar
    I've dropped it at least 100 times since I bought it. There's not a scratch or don't on it. I keep it in an Otterbox Defender and it looks just as beautiful as on launch day.
    08-03-2013 11:05 PM
  18. dobermansrule's Avatar
    I have my black iPhone in a LifeProof case but I like to switch between my three cases. But I have dropped it about 3 or 4 times. No damage and looks like when I first got it.
    08-03-2013 11:27 PM
  19. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I have my black iPhone in a LifeProof case but I like to switch between my three cases. But I have dropped it about 3 or 4 times. No damage and looks like when I first got it.
    Careful with that the water sealant breaks when you take the life proof on and off
    08-04-2013 06:12 AM
  20. dobermansrule's Avatar
    Yeah. I heard that the case is only good to take off and on about 50 times so I am good so far. But there are so many horror stories of people and the case breaking or the seal breaking and I just don't know what to do...
    08-04-2013 08:34 AM
  21. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Yeah. I heard that the case is only good to take off and on about 50 times so I am good so far. But there are so many horror stories of people and the case breaking or the seal breaking and I just don't know what to do...
    Just avoid water it will still be more water resistant than a normal case I'm sure lol
    08-04-2013 10:13 AM
  22. BLiNK's Avatar
    Had a customer buy a life proof and then went to a pool party. It's water resistant up to 6 feet or whatever so she threw it in the diving end which was like 10-12 feet to show off the case. Needless to say she was pissed.
    where do you work
    08-04-2013 05:44 PM
  23. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    where do you work
    Used to work at Best Buy mobile
    08-04-2013 06:24 PM
  24. Peligro911's Avatar
    Had a customer buy a life proof and then went to a pool party. It's water resistant up to 6 feet or whatever so she threw it in the diving end which was like 10-12 feet to show off the case. Needless to say she was pissed.
    Haha that is classic


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
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    08-04-2013 06:51 PM
  25. BLiNK's Avatar
    Used to work at Best Buy mobile
    ok. where do you work now
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    08-04-2013 09:08 PM
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