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Burk
Burk

Micro.blog Poll 📊

Do you use a case for your phone?

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Burk Nope.

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@Burk definitely

sgtstretch
sgtstretch

@Burk nope.

cm
cm

@Burk I just took off the case last week. Feels like a different device altogether.

manton
manton

@Burk No case. My reasoning: if Apple had designed the iPhone for a case, they would've included one in the box. But I totally get that some people prefer one (and I encourage my kids to have a case).

bix
bix

@Burk Yes. Because while Apple has a great sense of design, they don’t have a great sense of practicality. If they want me to not use a case, then build a ruggedized phone that won’t slip from my hand.

jamesgowans
jamesgowans

@Burk yep.

I didn’t for years, but then broke the screens of two phones in a short amount of time. I use a folio case with one card slot that holds my transit RFID card.

Gabz
Gabz

@Burk I buy them but rarely wear them, that’s what Apple care plus is for 😅

yorrike
yorrike

@Burk Sometimes. If I'm travelling I’ll use a wallet case so everything is in one place. Day to day I don’t, because my phone is already too big and heavy.

Miraz
Miraz

@Burk Nope. But I put it in a holster or the like to carry it around.

yorrike
yorrike

@Gabz @Burk Exactly. Insurance can be a wonderful thing.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@Burk I use a case. iPhones are too slippery without one. It's either a case or put friction tape on the edges which would be even uglier.

grayareas
grayareas

@Burk Yep. I drop it juuuuust enough to want to be careful.

zorn
zorn

@Burk nope

rich_text
rich_text

@Burk I didn’t plan it explicitly, but a case has kept my 6S+ pristine. I just went to iOS 13 and took the case off and (I know I don’t have all the hot new features but) it feels like a new phone.

tgray
tgray

@Burk I didn’t up until the XS. Now they are too big, too thin, too slippery, and too much glass on the back. For the XS and the 11 Pro, I use(d) the Apple leather case.

Gabz
Gabz

@yorrike @burk yup, also

Here’s to the crazy ones

Right? 😅

kitt
kitt

@Burk yep. my reasoning, that stupid camera bump in the back looks good only in a case.

yorrike
yorrike

@Gabz @Burk It's a lot less inspiring when it’s

Here's to the crazy ones who know life is unpredictable in many regards and choose to have comprehensive house and contents insurance.

Gabz
Gabz

@yorrike agreed! 😅

macgenie
macgenie

@Burk Yes. Always. I need it to be grippier, and I also like not worrying about scratching it up. I've never had damage from the occasional drop when the case was on. But I have had damage when it wasn't on.

Cheri
Cheri

@Burk Yes. Because I’m not made of money and iPhones are made out of slippery banana peels.

djwudi
djwudi

@Burk Yup. As minimal as possible, but I've dropped inexpensive things enough to want to make sure my expensive things have a little extra protection. :)

vasta
vasta

@Burk Yes, but only because my wife forces me to. :)

matpacker
matpacker

@Burk yes, but only so that my phone sits on the holder in my car, it has a magnet thing that I've put into my iPhone case, the alternative was sticking it to the phone and I'm just not down with that.

With that all said, I really like the interface changes for CarPlay in the latest OS updates, so I could go case free if I can change the habit of placing my phone in the holder when I get in the car.

ronguest
ronguest

@Burk I do not. My wife uses an Apple case along with a screen protector. Our teenage daughter uses a el cheapo Amazon type case with no screen protector.

N.B. Her el cheapo case, which we replace about once a year, has protected her phone from I don’t know how many drops. I think she drops her phone every day and never broke it (4 years).

Gabz
Gabz

@Cheri

slippery banana peels

That made me chuckle 😅

schuth
schuth

@Burk I kept a case on my 4S for three years (funds were tight), then went a year without one & realized the flat-sided design was inherently grippy. My 6s Plus brought me the bar of soap aesthetic, so I went back to a case; I’ve used one on the XS Max & 11 Pro Max, too.

sku_b
sku_b

@Burk I’m off and on. Particularly if I have to put it in my tripod mount, it’s in a case since it likes to come shooting out of it. But I do like the feel without a case.

mexpat
mexpat

@manton what if they designed it for a case but did not include one so you would spend extra money?

AlanRalph
AlanRalph

@Burk yes, for simple reason that it’s easier to keep hold of the phone.

cn
cn

@Burk yes, so I don’t have to worry about broken screens; and, because I’m clumsy 🤡.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@Burk Yes, an Apple leather case on a 7 Plus. Although I rarely drop it, I feel safer for it.

mcr
mcr

@Burk yes, it is like new shoes. I have the apple leather case and I even went so far as to get a watch band that matches it. I know matchie matchie.

apulianas
apulianas

@Burk nope.

skalnik
skalnik

@Burk Nope.

smokey
smokey

@Burk Yes, because no matter how extremely careful I am with pocket-sized objects, stuff always happens :-(

toddwachob
toddwachob

@Burk Yes. I always have a case on my iPhone 7, usually a Smart Battery Case. I also have an Apple leather case. When I’m on a construction site, I swap the battery or leather case for a Otterbox Defender. Right now I have an Otterbox Clear case for my green iPhone 11 Pro.

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@tgray I agree the phones are too slippery. I ordered the Apple leather case for my 11 Pro. I had a leather case on my iPhone 7.

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@Burk Yes. The iPhone 4 is the only iPhone that I used without a case.

odd
odd

@bradenslen I agree. I hope rumors of a 2020 iPhone with iPhone 4ish design might happen. Maybe with som additional friction in the alumin(I)um.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@odd Good thought. The iPhone 4 was easier to hang onto.

danj
danj

@Burk I mostly haven't, as I've preferred the feel of the "naked" device. But the iPhone XS is so big and so slippery (and I've had SO many close calls—in its defense, it's proven very resistant to damage) that I've decided to pick one up. 😓

aled
aled

@Burk No, for three reasons:

  1. The iPhone feels so much nicer when it's 'naked' in my hand

  2. I have AppleCare insurance so I'm not afraid to drop my iPhone (thankfully I haven't yet)

  3. I use a sleeve to keep my iPhone in when I'm not using it, which encourages me to forget about it until I need it.