1. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    2) I say get the color you like best...all 3 colors seem to hold up very well
    Yes, indeed! Have you seen the back torture tests? Amazing. Left with no scratches what so ever!!! Now dents and what not, not sure. I'd hate for my side paint to chip.

    Do you have apple care with it? If so and you have a scratch how come you don't just go get it replaced?
    AppleCare doesn't work that way, it doesn't cover cosmetic damage. There's a thread on here fully explaining AppleCare and it is broke all the way down.

    Guide:-AppleCare-Protection-Plan http://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=255643
    John Yester likes this.
    10-30-2013 09:02 AM
  2. bitshifter1001's Avatar
    I haven't dropped my 5s yet. Crossing fingers / knock on wood.
    10-30-2013 09:07 AM
  3. Nolander07's Avatar
    Yes, indeed! Have you seen the back torture tests? Amazing. Left with no scratches what so ever!!! Now dents and what not, not sure. I'd hate for my side paint to chip.



    AppleCare doesn't work that way, it doesn't cover cosmetic damage. There's a thread on here fully explaining AppleCare and it is broke all the way down.

    Guide:-AppleCare-Protection-Plan http://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=255643
    AppleCare + does.
    10-30-2013 12:32 PM
  4. Infiniti7's Avatar
    So for the people that rock their 5s with no case on it, do you guys care or let it bother you about normal everyday wear/some table scratches you get from just placing it down or having it on hard surfaces where the backs and edges might get some wear from everyday? Obviously dropping it is one thing. How about everyday wear and tear?
    10-30-2013 12:35 PM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    So for the people that rock their 5s with no case on it, do you guys care or let it bother you about normal everyday wear/some table scratches you get from just placing it down or having it on hard surfaces where the backs and edges might get some wear from everyday? Obviously dropping it is one thing. How about everyday wear and tear?
    I simply don't care.
    10-30-2013 01:28 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Here's an example of why you don't want to waste a replacement on a scratch. In case this happens and you're out of replacements because you couldn't stand a scratch.


    Wanna know what I did three days prior to this happening? I stupidly canceled the Apple Care+ on this iPhone 5 because I simply felt I was safe and wanted to retrieve my $65 of a proration refund back. I ended up paying $150 to get the screen replaced instead of $49 for a swapped out device. Got exactly what I deserved for being petty.
    offdahglass likes this.
    10-30-2013 01:35 PM
  7. brijuhaha's Avatar
    Just got my first drop today! and mine is........the GOLD 5s D:

    got a little dent on the side that's barely visible! so it's not really a problem

    i don't feel shocked or terrified cause i got the AC+ couple days back! (Lucky me!)

    Strangely, this first drop actually relieves me from being scared of dropping the phone and makes me feels a bit more relaxed from handling my phone naked

    I'll see how my phone survives as i keep using it naked! :P

    keep that ac+ around guys!
    10-30-2013 01:51 PM
  8. Infiniti7's Avatar
    Having apple care+ definitely gives you a sense of protection. If I'm paying this and have it it's almost like I want to take full advantage of it. If we have two I feel we can always burn one of the deductibles and save the 2nd for a bigger cause
    10-30-2013 04:23 PM
  9. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I have made 2 drops in my iPhone 5 without a case and yes have a couple minor dings on the corner but nothing major..
    10-30-2013 05:30 PM
  10. Infiniti7's Avatar
    Doesn't it bother you though cause it's such a great looking phone and when it has a couple scratches it's almost to nice to have them like a brand new car
    10-30-2013 08:56 PM
  11. tkao2025's Avatar
    I have always had a case, but decided this time to use my new 5s without a case and bought Applecare+ instead. I just feel that the iPhone is just not meant to be covered up. It feels so good in the hand and looks amazing naked. Somehow the screen looks smaller with a case IMO. Anyways, I always buy a new phone every year and this year I thought to myself, do I buy a phone to enjoy the whole experience, including the look and feel or just to case it up so I can resale it next year.......so I decided to throw caution to the wind and use it the way Mr. Ive designed it to be used
    11-11-2013 07:05 PM
  12. circlez's Avatar
    Dropped mine once on the carpet. I never use a case on my devices unless I plan to do something crazy like go on a climbing trip. My iPhone 5 survived numerous drops to the floors without any damage. I expect nothing less from my 5s.
    11-12-2013 12:29 PM
  13. km12345's Avatar
    Arghh my gf dropped my phone a second time. What to do?


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    11-12-2013 01:50 PM
  14. iEd's Avatar
    Zero drops without a case. 2 with a case.
    11-12-2013 02:13 PM
  15. brijuhaha's Avatar
    3 drops so far. The third just happened three minutes ago. My poor Gold 5S

    Luck got the AC+
    11-12-2013 03:26 PM
  16. Infiniti7's Avatar
    its time to drop her!!!
    11-12-2013 04:46 PM
  17. bboykin87's Avatar
    I've had 3 or 4 drops with an otter box commuter on, one without a case but
    Thankfully it was on carpet only from off the coffee table.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    11-15-2013 10:52 PM
  18. anon4757448's Avatar
    Zilch.
    11-16-2013 12:39 AM
  19. Trees's Avatar
    Even if you have Apple Care, why risk it? The time lost and hassle doesn't seem worth it.
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    11-16-2013 09:54 AM
  20. doublebullout's Avatar
    None yet after nearly 3 weeks, including a 4-day conference where I was frequently juggling my phone, an iPad and my backpack. I don't like putting cases on my phones. But I'm considering getting AppleCare just in case.
    11-16-2013 11:47 AM
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