1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    What do you say from what the title says or asks? I can tell you that although I do keep a good case on my 5S all my iPhones have been bullet proof but maybe I take good care of them. How about you?
    03-14-2014 04:17 PM
  2. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Excellent
    Just purchased a Mophie case & love it.
    Good Luck
    03-14-2014 04:46 PM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Durability has been perfect on all my iDevices, which is one of the main reason I don't hesitate to buy more.
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    03-14-2014 04:52 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    The build quality on both of the iPhones I've owned are top notch

    Gives me the feel of a fine watch a premium Automobile a piece of jewelry yeah it's that good 🍺🍹😁


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    03-14-2014 05:27 PM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I am very protective of my 4 iBabies, they all have cases and tempered glass screen protectors. However, I feel that they're at least as durable as their competition, if not more so. I don't plan to have to find out by anything other than normal use. I baby my iBabies.


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    03-14-2014 06:03 PM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    I am also very protective of my devices and I've never damaged any outside of very minor cosmetic damages. But probably half of my friends that have iPhones have broken screens. I don't know of any friends with other devices that have broken screens. So there's my very unscientific analysis!
    03-14-2014 07:32 PM
  7. phreddyl's Avatar
    Spigen case keeps it safe. I'm way too chicken to go without a case
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    03-14-2014 07:51 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Otterbox all the way.

    I remember a video about a bullet proof iPhone case on YouTube. The phone survived the bullet, but the screen cracked after it fell on the ground.
    03-16-2014 05:05 PM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    Apple runs drop and usability tests in there devices but for extra protection we buy cases and it's understandable

    Years ago we use to protect our cars with a bra to avoid road debris from chipping the paint bumper guards, seat covers but these days the durable paint and stain resistant material most of those devices are not needed

    The current iPhones in my opinion handle the daily use better and will continue to improve in the future


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    03-16-2014 06:18 PM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    My Apple devices have excellent build quality and durability.
    03-16-2014 08:05 PM
  11. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I agree with the raw durabilty meaning no cases the build quality is perfection but I do and have been using a Seidio Convert case on all my phones with a holster not to take any chances along with a Zagg screen Protector - Yes I baby them but under all that the build is like Kataran describes them.
    03-16-2014 08:30 PM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    This thing is super durable. No case needed really but it's also slippery so I'm using the Apple case for added grip!


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    03-16-2014 08:41 PM
  13. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I just got back from the store buying Otterbox Defenders for my Air LTE and rMini LTE. $170 I'm glad I spent. I don't have cringe now if someone looks at my iBabies. They're durable me thinks...but I'd rather not test that.


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    03-16-2014 08:49 PM
  14. ajl's Avatar
    I've always been confident in my iDevices build quality and durability. Recently I dropped my new 5S about 2 feet on tile and it dented the top right corner, no cracks luckily. Within 20 minutes I had already ordered an Otterbox Defender though, hoping to avoid any more damage.


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    03-18-2014 12:11 AM
  15. johnboysupergolf's Avatar
    The only thing I do not like about Idevices is the home button. This switch is of inferior quality and its time apple done something about it.


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    03-18-2014 02:30 AM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The only thing I do not like about Idevices is the home button. This switch is of inferior quality and its time apple done something about it.


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    03-18-2014 02:47 AM
  17. tigerinexile's Avatar
    It's more durable than when I want to upgrade it. Well, except the time I shattered the screen on my iPad 2. But that was my own fault.

    I use the leather Apple cases for my iPhones and iPad. That's enough protection for my purposes.
    03-18-2014 12:41 PM
  18. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The only thing I do not like about Idevices is the home button. This switch is of inferior quality and its time apple done something about it.


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    I've heard other people complaining about the home button's durability but I've never had any trouble and I would say I'm a heavy user who frequent clicks the home button and double clicks it a lot for multi-tasking. I've never had an issue and I've had the 3G, 4, 4S, 5, and now 5S. Mine has always worked flawlessly.
    03-18-2014 01:26 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have extended warranties so if the home button should fail....


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  20. Hugo_Draxxx's Avatar
    Using leather bound case for my iPad. Beautiful form & function I don't want to blemish. Has one ding and scratch during Smart Cover days and learned my lesson. Phone's cases go from stylish and flimsy to downright Otter depending on setting & intended purposes. No blemish or scratch on either.


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    03-19-2014 12:11 AM
  21. Hugo_Draxxx's Avatar
    I've heard other people complaining about the home button's durability but I've never had any trouble and I would say I'm a heavy user who frequent clicks the home button and double clicks it a lot for multi-tasking. I've never had an issue and I've had the 3G, 4, 4S, 5, and now 5S. Mine has always worked flawlessly.
    Never had that malfunction either. My old 3GS had loose power button issues. Still more loose than my current but as an extra iPod I can live with that.


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    03-19-2014 12:15 AM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The 5S is the first iPhone I've owned where I didn't feel perfectly safe leaving it naked (mainly because of the touch sensor), and have kept it in a case the entire time I have owned it. Every other iPhone before that either never had a case, or rarely saw a case...this one never see's the light of day outside of it's case. This isn't so much a shot at Apple in terms of durability or any less faith that they built a very durable product...it really just comes from peace of mind and the idea that I'm protecting such an amazingly performing device from possible damage (which would cause lesser performance).

    Build wise though, this thing is perfect...as perfect as I have come to expect from Apple.
    03-19-2014 05:38 PM
  23. Megan Blok's Avatar
    Mine is great I don't have a case and my screen protector recently crapped out. I've had my screen in sketchy positions yet still not a scratch and the gold back isn't super prone to scratches like I thought it would be.


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    03-19-2014 06:41 PM
  24. Nophix's Avatar
    I was really happy with all of them but my current black 5. Even in a case, the bezel looks like crap. My old 4s still looks great even after my. 7 year old using it for the last year.


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    04-09-2014 10:54 PM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I was really happy with all of them but my current black 5. Even in a case, the bezel looks like crap. My old 4s still looks great even after my. 7 year old using it for the last year.


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    My only complaint about the 5/5s is the comparatively 'soft' aluminium used. It can easily scratch, burr, etc., unlike the ss/glass of the 4/4s. I wish it was the same grade of aluminium as the MacBooks. ...however, both my 5s' will always be in a case so I doona worry.


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    04-10-2014 12:07 AM
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