1. jburke82's Avatar
    "worn" is cool, but I can't stand to see iphones (and other smart phones) with cracked, smashed screens. So many people just live with them, and it makes me sad.

    Agreed. My 4s screen cracked (just a little), and I couldn't stand it. I know people who go months even a year or so with a full shattered screen (in one case, part of the glass was missing near the speaker)...I just coundn't do it.
    10-21-2013 01:06 PM
  2. Xx BEN xX's Avatar
    I used to be extremely uptight with all my gadgets, and used to flip out over the smallest scratch or blemish on my phone, ipod, or anything period. Im slowly starting to not care as much and just enjoy it for what is is...
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    10-21-2013 03:44 PM
  3. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Yeah, I use the gloves so I don't leave fingerprints on the screen, or sticky side of a screen protector right before putting it on.
    Got it. Didn't realize you were putting a screen protector on that baby.

    Good Luck
    10-21-2013 09:14 PM
  4. tanknitrous's Avatar
    Not gonna lie man that's awesome lol.


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    Lol. Thanks! I've never had a case, obviously. Over time it's just become worn on the sides. I also have a habit of spinning it on desks when laying flat. I don't care. Still works like the day I got it!
    10-21-2013 10:34 PM
  5. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Yeah, I use the gloves so I don't leave fingerprints on the screen, or sticky side of a screen protector right before putting it on.
    I did the gloves thing as well when applying the screen protector, but I also put on a beanie to hold my hair back. And as a result, no one can believe that there's a screen protector when they're looking at my phone. Mission accomplished.
    10-21-2013 10:40 PM
  6. Rolandh's Avatar
    I always put a phone in a case as soon as possible. If not on the day of purchase I will put it in a pouch to keep it safe while I can get one or one I've purchased on eBay arrives & always put a Screen Protector on ASAP.

    Roland
    10-22-2013 03:39 PM
  7. Xx BEN xX's Avatar
    my biggest thing is, and I'm slowly starting to believe my theory is there is a year between each iphone release... give or take. Me along with others are so concerned about resale value, when really in a year its not that hard to save up for a new phone yourself and enjoy the phone without a case and screen protector. I know me personally have spent well over 200.00 on cases etc for my iphones and that is the cost to exchange a broken iphone in at the apple store ( without insurance ). it makes sense but allowing the phone to get its first scratch or imperfection is hard.
    10-23-2013 12:26 PM
  8. dustrho's Avatar
    my biggest thing is, and I'm slowly starting to believe my theory is there is a year between each iphone release... give or take. Me along with others are so concerned about resale value, when really in a year its not that hard to save up for a new phone yourself and enjoy the phone without a case and screen protector. I know me personally have spent well over 200.00 on cases etc for my iphones and that is the cost to exchange a broken iphone in at the apple store ( without insurance ). it makes sense but allowing the phone to get its first scratch or imperfection is hard.
    I'm tempted to try not using a case as well. If you don't intend on using a case anymore and your phone gets all scratched up, will you try reselling it when it's time to buy/upgrade a new one or do you plan on keeping it?
    10-23-2013 01:03 PM
  9. Xx BEN xX's Avatar
    I'm tempted to try not using a case as well. If you don't intend on using a case anymore and your phone gets all scratched up, will you try reselling it when it's time to buy/upgrade a new one or do you plan on keeping it?
    It depends... If it's scratched up and beat up beyond selling then no, but most people who would buy it if even you sold it for 180.00 when you were done with it and told them they could get a replacement from apple for 200.00 then really they have a new phone for 380.00.. But I don't wrap my 55,000 dollar truck in protective film and hard shell for resale so why am I caring so much about a 900.00 iPhone? A bit of OCD I think lol


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    10-23-2013 01:07 PM
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    10-23-2013 04:15 PM
  11. Schufly's Avatar
    That's it. Swearing off the case.
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    10-23-2013 08:43 PM
  12. Trees's Avatar
    It depends... If it's scratched up and beat up beyond selling then no, but most people who would buy it if even you sold it for 180.00 when you were done with it and told them they could get a replacement from apple for 200.00 then really they have a new phone for 380.00.. But I don't wrap my 55,000 dollar truck in protective film and hard shell for resale so why am I caring so much about a 900.00 iPhone? A bit of OCD I think lol


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    Just spray your truck with this Pickup owners spray the whole truck with bedliner plastic
    And slap one of these on your phone Rhino Lined The Otter Box
    10-23-2013 10:22 PM
  13. john_v's Avatar
    My OCD wouldn't let me handle that!
    Same here...mine went into a Lifeproof case day 1.
    10-24-2013 08:54 AM
  14. HAWK's Avatar
    If you guys would have seen my old iPhone 4 I'm quite sure it would bring a tear to your eyes. When I retired that Gem the glass on the back was completely trashed to the point of no return so I taped the back of it with duct tape so I wouldn't cut my hand while using it. Also the front screen had so many hairline scratches you could feel them with your finger as you were texting. did I regret it? not a chance I used that phone for years and it had more character than any other phone I've used.
    10-24-2013 01:59 PM
  15. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    My OCD couldn't take the pain, but you sound like you have an artistic mind. I like how you view things! Lol


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    10-26-2013 11:59 AM
  16. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I can't take it!!!!


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    10-26-2013 12:02 PM
  17. HAWK's Avatar
    My OCD couldn't take the pain, but you sound like you have an artistic mind. I like how you view things! Lol


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    The more you realize it's just a phone, a nice phone, but just a phone..... The easier it is. I just got a new 5s and even for me it's hard to wait for it's first scratch but it's gonna happen so may as well not let it worry you.


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    10-27-2013 03:44 AM
  18. nj1266's Avatar


    Check out this phone. It belongs to one of my students. Still works. Just updated to iOS 7


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    10-27-2013 04:06 AM
  19. Speedygi's Avatar
    I would certainly be really sad if my iPhone ended up looking worn out, so no. I generally try to keep my iDevices as pristine as I can,
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    10-27-2013 04:40 AM
  20. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    The more you realize it's just a phone, a nice phone, but just a phone..... The easier it is. I just got a new 5s and even for me it's hard to wait for it's first scratch but it's gonna happen so may as well not let it worry you.
    No sir, no can do. I can't even rock my phone naked in public. I can handle it around the house.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/27/esevysum.jpg

    Check out this phone. It belongs to one of my students. Still works. Just updated to iOS 7
    That is a nightmare!!


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    10-27-2013 06:51 AM
  21. Laughinghyena's Avatar
    Dropped and dented my iphone 5 boarder. At first I felt a ping of sickness but I got over it.

    However the other day I noticed the bottom right screen has a hairline crack on the bezel. There was no point of impact and it's like it appeared from no where. I started wigging out because there's no apple store in the entire stare of wv. My boyfriend said,"you're gonna get a new phone next year anyway. Just keep it and if it gets worse I'll drive you to Virginia."

    I can only notice the crack in the light because it not on the screen. I'm just going to leave it as is. I've never been big on keeping phones in excellent condition but this is the first time I've had a cracked screen. It's weird that it just appeared though. I didn't bump or drop it on that corner


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    10-27-2013 07:23 AM
  22. HAWK's Avatar
    No sir, no can do. I can't even rock my phone naked in public. I can handle it around the house.



    That is a nightmare!!


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    That's some terminator s***t


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    10-27-2013 01:40 PM
  23. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Here is a picture that my friend posted today of his friends iPhone. Goodness!!

    Love the look of a "worn" iPhone-imageuploadedbytapatalk1382911032.950484.jpg
    10-27-2013 05:57 PM
  24. purwater's Avatar
    I've got enough OCD to need a case. Plus on my family plan that my wife and I pay for we have my mom and her sister. Since we pay the bill we use all 4 of the upgrades for ourselves and pass our old phones down to them. I always take care of mine so it will last my mom a couple of years after I've used it a year. Same for my wife. We almost always put ours in an otterbox and it looks brand new when passing it down. Plus if I didn't use a fairly robust case mine would've been destroyed by now at work.
    10-30-2013 02:42 PM
  25. HAWK's Avatar
    I've got enough OCD to need a case. Plus on my family plan that my wife and I pay for we have my mom and her sister. Since we pay the bill we use all 4 of the upgrades for ourselves and pass our old phones down to them. I always take care of mine so it will last my mom a couple of years after I've used it a year. Same for my wife. We almost always put ours in an otterbox and it looks brand new when passing it down. Plus if I didn't use a fairly robust case mine would've been destroyed by now at work.
    Otterbox.... Ugh that's my worst nightmare. But some people need the protection I guess


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    10-31-2013 12:40 AM
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