Maybe I should get an iPhone

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  1. Pi1otguy

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    Did these things suddenly become rugged?
    What kinda case did he use?

     
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  2. RyanShort1

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    Most of the OtterBox (Amazon link) stuff is pretty good. I've lost one on the airport, too... and no damage at all.
     
  3. GaryM

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    I'm a huge fan of the Otterbox cases. I use their Commuter case now, most rugged one I've seen that doesn't add much size to a phone. I've used their Defender case in the past. That thing is so bombproof they should paint 'em orange and sell them to Boeing to house their flight data and voice recorders.
     
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    Had a student leave one on the wing. Fell off at departure end. No damage, no Otterbox,
     
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    The Otter cases are amazing.
     
  6. Jeff Oslick

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    I've actually cracked three Otterbox Commuter cases.

    But the phones survived just fine.
     
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    asicer Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    So they function as ablative armor?
     
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    I use the Commuter, too. It seems like the best compromise of good protection and lack of added bulk.
     
  9. Jeff Oslick

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    they all tended to crack at the bottom where the gaps are for the plugs.
     
  10. DavidWhite

    DavidWhite Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    iPhones are surprisingly resilient these days. My current iPhone spent about an hour caseless in 8’ of water and came out fine. Been dropped many times from 6+ feet too and no issues. Not so much as a nick in the screen.
     
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    No phone case around my phones. They go through lots of trouble take them thin, light and bezel-less. The last think I want to do is bulk it up, add a bunch of weight and add a big rubber or plastic bezel.
     
  12. Pi1otguy

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    Back in my days over half the iPhones my friends had were cracked. A few looked shattered.

    Cases for phones are kinda like what those "real" rubber bumpers on cars used to be.
     
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    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Iphones. Some swear by them, some swear at them.

    I loooooooove my Iphone. I f******ing HATE Itunes.
     
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    I've bounced my phones a few times off the ground and the latest generation of phones are stronger than they were when companies like Otterbox exploded and convinced everyone they need to put a condom on their phones.
     
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    I put the glass protector on our iphones...kids keep dropping them and no cracks to the glass yet.
     
  16. MooneyDriver78

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    iPads are probably more of risk to get damaged, especially if jammed into backpack with hard objects. Big screen just asking to get cracked if you’re careless.