What kind of case do you want for your iPhone 4?

What kind of case do you want for your iPhone 4? Reason we thought about it is iPhone 4 has a glass front and back that we think is some unicorn tear infused admantium/transparent aluminum hybrid, but the moment he saw it Chad's reaction was to shriek "oh my goodness no there's two sides to shatter if I drop it" (which Dieter's imagination went immediately to ball-peen hammers, don't ask!)

My pocket says naked, but my pocket-book says "protect me!". Jeremy prefers his executive leather folders, Georgia her chrome and Leanna her bright, colorful skins. Matt might still want his armor, and I think Ally just wants ninja tabi).

It's a new design for the iPhone 4 and a brand new day for case makers, so tell them what you want!

Rene Ritchie

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Rick says:

Thinking Zagg invisishields may be the way to go.

Carl says:

A holster that also has a stand to view videos.

sean m says:

im getting the "BUNKER"

OmenBoy says:

Already bought mine on eBay...but they did a good job selling it as indestructible, huh?

Carol says:

I want another InCase slider, just the right shape for the new phone. It protects it from falls, but is just grippy enough on the back not to slide off a table or my leg when propped up.

Chris Vitek says:

I still like the minimal hard shell cases.

Jhunt4231 says:

Love my Mophie Juice Box Air. But if the battery is as good as they say I might go with an Otterbox.

jmadara says:

What ever happened to the case that kinda looked like the bunker, but it was impact resistant. In the video the guy threw the phone at a wall and dropped it from a balcony.

meks says:

They posted one they are making for it, basically a band around the rim. Look at the bottom of the page here: http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

fastlane says:

I've never used cases. It's like those people who keep their new furniture covered with plastic to keep it nice for nobody to ever see. :roll:

Fraydog says:

I might go ZAGG for this gen. Two glass sides = two invisible shields.

James says:

I'd like a carbon fiber one. Extremely lite, durable, and doesn't conduct heat.

BLu says:

I'll be going with the exact same winning combination I've got on my 3GS.
PS Anti-Glare for the front, Wrapsol film for the back, and insurance for the drops (hopefully never to be used!)

GpH says:

I live on the coast in a very rainy area. Every other phone I've had has died from rain. Without the OtterBox I'm sunk - or at least my iPhone is. Now, if they could just incorporate an anti-glare film like the one from Power Support over the display.

UntidyGuy says:

It's called "the bumper, right?" I love the idea of preserving the thinness of the iPhone 4 while protecting the screen from shattering during a fall and the corners from being dinged. I'm also not sure I want to hold the antenna with my bare hands although if you are in contact with an antenna, doesn't your body become an extension if the antenna?

dan_es_4 says:

well they did say that the front and back are scratch resistant so i want to show off the thinness by going naked... but i am still worried about the drops so i might get the bumpers... i was the other video madara posted and it looked totally cool i hope they do make it into that...
http://images.apple.com/iphone/images/bumper-hero-20100607.jpg

esfrost says:

Seeing that this new phone looks pretty good and its thinner, and having this beutiful back glass cover, i wanna hold this naked in my hand, so i guess i'll go with a raw leather slim pouch. Just like i did with my current 3g...

Kris says:

I think I'll wait and see what Wrapsol brings out for the iPhone 4. I really love the Wrapsol for the iPad.

Allyson Kazmucha says:

Rene what the heck is ninja tabi? Whatever it is, I'm down! Haha
in all seriousness, I think I am pretty close to Leanna as far as case favorites go. Leanna introduced me to iSkin a long time ago and I love them. I'll definitely be a buyer I'd they come out with iPhone 4 cases (I'm sure they will). Bumpers look interesting. I'll have to see them in person before I decide that. I'm also a big fan of Incipio and Belkin cases.

Drake says:

Definitely getting a bumper. If I get a case.

BillMcNeal says:

I've always been a big fan of the bestskinsever.com skins. They have their iPhone 4 page up, with pricing, now at http://www.bestskinsever.com/iphone-4-skin, it's 7.99 for the full body skin. I'll probably wind up doing that with the bumpers to start, I have yet to find a case for my iPhone 3g that I can tolerate any longer than a few days at a time, but with a glass front and back, I'm feeling the need to do something, I hope they start taking orders soon, I'd really like to have the skin the sameday as the phone. Seal in the freshness :D

Dyvim says:

In the past I've always gone Sena Ultra slim pouch for carrying (pocket or backpack), but used it naked (no screen protector). I might do the same for the iPhone 4, or I might try a bumper. I really wanted something like the bumper for the original iPhone to make it less slippery when watching videos (holding phone by the edge with just the finger tips). Will have to try them out.

Hawksy says:

Otterbox Defender is the only way to go. Got to wear protection!

Mmarcom says:

I like my iPhone just like my women....white and naked!

striatic says:

i just want a black adhesive film to cover the back.
that's it.

kbreezie says:

otter box please i don't want to hurt the "precious" (said in my best smegal voice)

Richard Manning says:

I want a decent lanyard case. So often I don't want in my pocket particularly on weekends when out and about with pockets full of iPhone scratching junk and at work I find it convenient just to sling it round my neck.

peter says:

I want a phone that doesn't let pocket lint under the screen : (

Andrea says:

I keep my iPhone 4 in just a bumper. Ive been one of those people that always switched cases like crazy for my 3GS and boy do I tell ya, cases will scratch the he'll of your iPhone and since this one is glass I just wanna get rid of that headache and just enjoy the feel of the real thing in my hand. Not rubbery plastic covered up so much that people have to ask what kind of phone you have. But just with this bumper I can enjoy the phone and the feel and it's great! Plus you save alot more money! Lol

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