I remember gloating as I opened the box with my new white iPhone 4S, the plastic covering the pristine screen which was just waiting to be smudged. Despite being almost identical to the iPhone 4, the new 4S still looked new and exciting, not least because it was white, in contrast to a black 4. In addition, there was also another box to open, but this one was from Amazon. It contained an InCase iPhone 4/4S case so that I could protect my new tech baby like a newborn.
But, in the corner, my iPhone 4 sat there on the table, looking very forlorn, soon to be resigned to being used by an aging family member. I took another look at it, cradling it, admiring its gorgeous brushed aluminum frame, pristine screen, clicky Home button…
Wait a minute… ‘pristine screen’. That’s right, my iPhone 4, very well-used since it was released, still in perfect condition. The screen did not have a scratch on it and the back panel of the iPhone, having been protected by an case, was equally as clean. So why exactly did I walk around for all those months with a gorgeous iPhone encased in plastic?
Was it the fear of dropping it? Well, that didn’t happen (even once) so that seems pretty irrational. Was it the fear of the dreaded ‘antennagate’? Most definitely not, because, as shown by my own extensive personal testing conducted when the controversy emerged, the coverage received was a large pile of overblown bullshit.
There is no need for the case, right? If the iPhone 4 screen was perfect after over a year of use, the iPhone 4S has to be the same.
So here I sit, with a nude white iPhone, and it looks and feels great. I encourage you all to go natural and hold your iPhone in the way that nature intended. Naked.