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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #80 on: April 07, 2021, 08:27:06 AM »
Replacement of the case or of the phone?

The case, ostensibly. Iím yet to see a case brand guarantee the devices theyíre supposed to protect (which typically cost much more than the case).

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #81 on: April 07, 2021, 10:26:02 AM »
Replacement of the case or of the phone?
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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #82 on: April 07, 2021, 11:12:42 AM »
Iím yet to see a case brand guarantee the devices theyíre supposed to protect (which typically cost much more than the case).
I think I remember seeing a Shark Tank presentation in which a phone case company said they replace the phone.
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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #83 on: April 07, 2021, 12:04:00 PM »
I think my best option is to send her into Target or Walmart and tell her to get herself a case. I'll tell her that she could spend as much as she wants, which seems to translate in DW talk as "buy the most expensive one they sell." Hopefully, she'll buy one that will be really protective and not a Gucci piece of non-protective fashion.

If I think it's not strong enough, I'll sign up for AppleCare+.
So she went to Target and got an Apple brand silicone case.

Should I enroll in AppleCare+?
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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #84 on: April 07, 2021, 12:28:41 PM »
So she went to Target and got an Apple brand silicone case.

Rip off. Better looking, but not as durable and likely more expensive than some of the other options I mentioned.

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #85 on: April 07, 2021, 12:29:14 PM »
Should I enroll in AppleCare+?

Still only two screen replacements a year @ $29 each...

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #86 on: April 07, 2021, 12:31:34 PM »
I could also buy chicken soup, and then I'd also get a nice, warm sensation in my throat.
But with the phone you may also get a shout out at a yankee game.
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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #87 on: April 07, 2021, 12:34:00 PM »
Rip off. Better looking, but not as durable and likely more expensive than some of the other options I mentioned.
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Still only two screen replacements a year @ $29 each...
I'm assuming Apple brand replacements will stand up better than the off-brand ones that I bought on Amazon.


But now's the question: What does it entail to get the $29 screen replacement? Can it be done on-the-spot in an Apple store? Or does it require sending in the phone? How long is the turnover rate?

Any insight is appreciated.
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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2021, 01:45:35 PM »
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I'm assuming Apple brand replacements will stand up better than the off-brand ones that I bought on Amazon.


But now's the question: What does it entail to get the $29 screen replacement? Can it be done on-the-spot in an Apple store? Or does it require sending in the phone? How long is the turnover rate?

Any insight is appreciated.

Appointment at Apple's Genius Bar, replacement on the spot assuming the housing isn't and they can install a replacement screen in to fit perfectly (they had to replace my device when the housing was bent - not visible to me - and they couldn't install the replacement screen).

Appointments are probably harder to get with COVID and the COVID safety protocols at Apple store are onerous...

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #89 on: April 25, 2021, 04:03:23 AM »
So she went to Target and got an Apple brand silicone case.

Should I enroll in AppleCare+?
Did you look into getting a tempered glass screen protector?

I Donít know to much about them, but I have heard they can really save the screen.

 I just got an IPhone 11 and bought a pack of 3 for $3. (I was considering getting a more expensive one, I donít know how much the $1 ones actually protect :-\)
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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #90 on: April 25, 2021, 08:15:48 AM »
Did you look into getting a tempered glass screen protector?

I Donít know to much about them, but I have heard they can really save the screen.

 I just got an IPhone 11 and bought a pack of 3 for $3. (I was considering getting a more expensive one, I donít know how much the $1 ones actually protect :-\)
I always keep tempered glass screen protectors on, and they do help to some extent, but they're not magic.

Here's what ended up happening (so far):

As mentioned earlier, she bought the Apple case. I signed up for AppleCare+ for repairs (not for losses). I went on Amazon and I ordered the highest rated tempered glass screen protectors.

I already had to change the tempered glass twice  :-[
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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #91 on: April 25, 2021, 08:58:34 AM »
Speck.

Decent balance between bulk and function. Doesn't last as long as I'd like to.

Never used a screen protector.
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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2021, 12:18:21 AM »
I always keep tempered glass screen protectors on, and they do help to some extent, but they're not magic.

Here's what ended up happening (so far):

As mentioned earlier, she bought the Apple case. I signed up for AppleCare+ for repairs (not for losses). I went on Amazon and I ordered the highest rated tempered glass screen protectors.

I already had to change the tempered glass twice  :-[
I paid $50 for the case, but it's on sale now from Amazon for $20. Also available in black.

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #93 on: August 04, 2021, 06:35:50 AM »
Are the ones from shutterfly any good? https://www.shutterfly.com/photo-gifts/custom-iphone-cases

If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #94 on: August 04, 2021, 02:11:15 PM »
Are the ones from shutterfly any good? https://www.shutterfly.com/photo-gifts/custom-iphone-cases

Doubt these are as durable as the proper cases. Theyíre made of plastic with a thin silicone insert.