With the introduction of the iPhone 5c it got me thinking – do you actually need to use a case?
I have used an iPhone since the 3G and back in those days I rarely worried about breaking it since it was a nice plastic back and felt really sturdy so if it did slip out of your hand it would hold up. However since the introduction and the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 chassis, cases were a bit more of a must have. The back of the iPhone 4 was very brittle and I personally lost one due to a broken screen. Therefore I used a case on it so that I didn’t have to potentially fork out for a new one if I did manage to drop it. The iPhone 5 aluminium housing is a lot more durable but those edges are a bit of a scratch magnet, so again a case if preferable if you are looking for re-sale value.
Now that Apple have brought back the plastic I feel that you need to make a decision based on do I really want to use one over I really need one! If you want to maximise the re-sale value or protect the screen then I would recommend you pick up a case but if you want comfort and you don’t worry so much about scratches then leave it.
Let me know what you choose…
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