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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
THe thing is that even if it does not break a chipped phone does not look good. Also having a case preserves the phone if you play to resell it.
I'm going to run my GSII into the ground then

renew contract with new phone and sell old one for 50 bucks :L
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lol Steve turned over in his grave every time the 4S hit the pavement.
    
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post #143 of 155
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post
I much prefer the feel of glass and metal on the 4S than I do the plastic (which I assume to be similar to that on the SG2) on my 3GS. When I say "aesthetic look" I'm also talking about how the display looks, not the content but rather... I don't really know how to describe it.

It seems to "pop", as if the content is literally on the top of the screen whereas the screen on my 3GS looks like it sits back in the device.

I don't intend to put a case on my 4S, naked is FTW... unless you drop it of course, but I'll be careful to not do that.
Sorry but iPhone 4 might look good but it does not feel good in the hand because all the metal and glass including sharp curves.
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post #144 of 155
It's the design that to blame for this, having the plastic wrapped all the way around and beveled just a little really reduces the risk of the glass breaking when dropped. Also IIRC apple doesn't use "Gorilla" glass but it is some form of break resistant glass though obviously not quite as good.
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I'm not sure why anyone would drop their phone in the first place. I've had mine over a year now and never once dropped it. Ok there was this one time but I matrix caught it as my heart skipped a beat. Good to see Samsung has the upper hand on this one. Now if my cell carrier would only get the GSII in....
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post #146 of 155
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Originally Posted by Tehrawk View Post
They are not free repairs. You have paid for them. When you pay for something it cannot possibly considered free. Understand?
Get over yourself. Of course it's not "free" in the technical sense, but I thought that was sufficiently obvious given that I immediately preceeded "2free repairs" with "for $99." It's an insurance policy that is paid in full up front, so in that sense it is "free" from that point because there are no more policy fees after that initial cost, such as there are when a policy has a deductible.

The substance of my post was that I happily paid Apple $99 for Applecare+. I save money on a case, I gain satisfaction value by not having to put a bulky case on my phone, and as long as I don't break it twice I won't have to put a case on to prevent a potential $500+ loss.

For anyone who tends to take care of their 4S and might have the occasional accident every 6-10 months, paying an average of $50 for each repair over the phone's 18-24 month lifespan is certainly worth the added value of not worrying about the cost of potential damage, and thus having to buy a bulky case as an insurance policy.
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post #147 of 155
I'd have to agree, iPhone are terrible with falling. Everybody I see with an iPod Touch/iphone has a broken screen. Yet with my friend, she dropped her phone literally 4 times in a row since she's really clumsy and doesn't have any type of case on it and it didn't even do anything.
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post #148 of 155
Apple store replaced my iphone4 that was in a washing machine free of charge under warranty. I want to see samsung do that.

Apple will replace anything (assuming its under warranty).. thats how awesome their customer service is.
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Apple store replaced my iphone4 that was in a washing machine free of charge under warranty. I want to see samsung do that.

Apple will replace anything (assuming its under warranty).. thats how awesome their customer service is.
Either you got lucky with an inexperienced rep or you're lying.

All iPhones have water damage indicators (IIRC they're located near the speakers) and it is one of the first things they check when you send a phone in for replacement under warranty.

If you did indeed get lucky, congratulations because you're a lucky man.

There was a big ordeal over the iPhone 3GS water damage indicators, and where they were located. They were easy to damage due to them being near the speakers and moisture could set them off, so even in genuine warranty cases people got refused due to this shoddy design aspect.
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post #150 of 155
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Originally Posted by littledonny View Post
Get over yourself. Of course it's not "free" in the technical sense, but I thought that was sufficiently obvious given that I immediately preceeded "2free repairs" with "for $99." It's an insurance policy that is paid in full up front, so in that sense it is "free" from that point because there are no more policy fees after that initial cost, such as there are when a policy has a deductible.
You may not have meant "free" in the technical sense or the actual meaning sense. But that word still has connotations that just does not apply when you are talking about something you have paid for. Those repairs are part of the insurance package, probably the very reason you would pay $99 for insurance. You cant claim that you handed over $99 for free repairs. That's like saying, I went to a car dealer, handed him ten grand and got a free car. That's just not how the word works, in any sense.
Edited by Tehrawk - 10/22/11 at 1:48pm
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