1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Quick question for all the iPhone 7 owners out there. How has the durability of your device been? Any scratches or dents? Or do you prefer to 'case up' your phone?

    Sound off, let me know!
    11-21-2016 03:18 PM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    i have to case up my phone- Two reasons- First reason- protection- things happen- I was handing a friend my phone the other day and she dropped it- went face down on the concrete... Thank you apple case- not a scratch... Second reason- its all about accessorizing- I like all the colors...
    11-21-2016 04:31 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When I had the iPhone 7, it held up well without me encasing it or even covering the screen with a screen protector. The same is true with respect to my iPhone 7 Plus.
    11-21-2016 04:39 PM
  4. badelhas's Avatar
    When I had the iPhone 7, it held up well without me encasing it or even covering the screen with a screen protector. The same is true with respect to my iPhone 7 Plus.
    I hate cases but I always use a cheap glass screen protector since the screen breaks easily...I've had that experience

    Cheers
    11-22-2016 01:25 AM
  5. James Falconer's Avatar
    I'm slowly becoming a screen protector adopter too. Haven't actually broken a screen (ever). But it gives me peace of mind.
    11-22-2016 01:58 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Within 2 hours upon receiving my iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Gold I went to the Apple Store and bought a case and had a screen protector placed on it. Up until this one I never had any protection on my phones but somehow this one feels more precious to me. Maybe because this is my very first Plus sized iPhone ever.
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    11-22-2016 04:02 PM
  7. user00098's Avatar
    I just got the jet black 7 and have been going case-less so far. I didn't use a case on the 6 it replaces, but I am concerned about the micro abrasions. The way I see it though there's no way to really avoid them. If I put a case on dirt between the case and phone will cause them. If I don't use a case anything can cause them. I just have to accept that this phone will soon be scratched up.
    I'm more concerned with the dropping aspect; the day before moving to the 7 I dropped my 6 corner first on the street after taking a picture. It wasn't as damaged as I anticipated it would be, but if that were the jet black I assume it would look much worse. I do not look forward to that day.
    Anyway, I've only had my 7 a few days and so far so good. The 6 was case-less for 2 years and was in ok condition. A small crack in the corner of the screen, scuffs and dings around the body, but being able to hold the phone and not a brick with the phone inside is much preferred to me.
    11-23-2016 07:25 AM
  8. badelhas's Avatar
    I just got the jet black 7 and have been going case-less so far. I didn't use a case on the 6 it replaces, but I am concerned about the micro abrasions. The way I see it though there's no way to really avoid them. If I put a case on dirt between the case and phone will cause them. If I don't use a case anything can cause them. I just have to accept that this phone will soon be scratched up.
    I'm more concerned with the dropping aspect; the day before moving to the 7 I dropped my 6 corner first on the street after taking a picture. It wasn't as damaged as I anticipated it would be, but if that were the jet black I assume it would look much worse. I do not look forward to that day.
    Anyway, I've only had my 7 a few days and so far so good. The 6 was case-less for 2 years and was in ok condition. A small crack in the corner of the screen, scuffs and dings around the body, but being able to hold the phone and not a brick with the phone inside is much preferred to me.
    I also never use a case, just a cheap glass screen protector. We only live once! hehe

    Cheers
    11-23-2016 09:34 AM
  9. frrc21's Avatar
    Well don't know if you are really needing an opinion from someone with the actual 7, but I have the 7 Plus and I had to put a case on. It feels a bit slippery without the case and I was absolutely scared of dropping it (I dropped my old 5S just once without a case and it was enough to crack the corner of the glass, not the display fortunately). So for me is case + tempered glass all the way
    11-23-2016 01:06 PM
  10. James Falconer's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be neat if the case was actually coated in a thin rubber (grippy) layer? Or would that be too weird?
    11-23-2016 01:42 PM
  11. frrc21's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be neat if the case was actually coated in a thin rubber (grippy) layer? Or would that be too weird?
    Yeah that would be kinda cool! Even though I really like the feel of the silicone case from Apple... it's grippy enough for it not to slip easily and doesn't add too much bulk
    11-23-2016 01:52 PM
  12. firedept10's Avatar
    I didn't even open my phone until I had a case and screen protector on my phone. As for it holding up, I take my phone out of the case every few weeks and make sure it is not wearing. So far it still looks like it just came out of the box. I have a JB 7 Plus.
    11-23-2016 02:08 PM
  13. badelhas's Avatar
    I didn't even open my phone until I had a case and screen protector on my phone. As for it holding up, I take my phone out of the case every few weeks and make sure it is not wearing. So far it still looks like it just came out of the box. I have a JB 7 Plus.
    I think cases hide the great design they were made to show. But I understand why you use them

    Cheers
    11-24-2016 12:47 PM
  14. firedept10's Avatar
    I think cases hide the great design they were made to show. But I understand why you use them

    Cheers
    I don't disagree with you at all. I would love to show my phone off. I do have a clear case coming for just that reason. I like to protect my phone though considering the money I have invested in it.
    11-24-2016 12:55 PM
  15. Pcmx's Avatar
    Clear tpu on my 6s so it can be seen. I know it's not a 7 but I'd guess they'd be similar and it's been very durable.

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    11-25-2016 09:24 AM
  16. badelhas's Avatar
    Clear tpu on my 6s so it can be seen. I know it's not a 7 but I'd guess they'd be similar and it's been very durable.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    Yeah, clear TPU Case is the most I can bear. But I prefer naked.

    Cheers
    11-25-2016 04:34 PM
  17. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I scratched my screen in my purse so now a spigen glass protector. It was only 7.99 for 2 and it's the clearest glass protector I've ever used.
    11-26-2016 03:52 PM
  18. Guille Barfer's Avatar
    I love the iPhone design, but I've bought a transparent plastic case to protect it, because it's a very fragile device
    11-28-2016 09:45 AM
  19. James Falconer's Avatar
    I scratched my screen in my purse so now a spigen glass protector. It was only 7.99 for 2 and it's the clearest glass protector I've ever used.
    Have a link to them?
    11-29-2016 09:17 AM
  20. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Have a link to them?
    [url]https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01H2E810M/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480437056&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=spigen+iphone+7+glass+scr een+protector&dpPl=1&dpID=514gladeqcL&ref=plSrch&t ag=imore-20&ascsubtag=UUimUvbUpU2859063]
    11-29-2016 10:31 AM
  21. badelhas's Avatar
    I scratched my screen in my purse so now a spigen glass protector. It was only 7.99 for 2 and it's the clearest glass protector I've ever used.
    Yeah, even if I never use a case I find a glass screen protector essential. Remember that its very easy to break it, not only scratch it.

    Cheers
    11-29-2016 01:20 PM
  22. nalakrub's Avatar
    Seems pretty sturdy. I always put a screen protector on. Speaking for the Jet Black, I show some scuffs on the bottom where I usually start to take off or end putting on a case. I'm talking plastic and rubber cases - super easy to scuff. Otherwise, no issues.
    12-22-2016 02:30 PM
  23. badelhas's Avatar
    Seems pretty sturdy. I always put a screen protector on. Speaking for the Jet Black, I show some scuffs on the bottom where I usually start to take off or end putting on a case. I'm talking plastic and rubber cases - super easy to scuff. Otherwise, no issues.
    Glass screen protector is the most important thing this that's the place where it actually breaks.


    Cheers
    12-24-2016 10:06 AM
  24. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I've had both a case and screen protector on every iPhone I've had. Never have had one break.
    12-28-2016 06:24 PM
  25. pwiss's Avatar
    I case up the jet black with a clear case, still shows the fingerprints but I know my finish is safe!
    12-29-2016 11:57 AM
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