During the Digital Revolution—which started in the late 1950s and continues to the present day—there was a change in technology. When it used to be mechanical and analog, there is now the birth of digital electronics. It also marked the start of the Age of Information where a shift occurred from traditional industrialization brought by the Industrial Revolution to information technology. However to this day, the word digital changes in meaning as humans continue to develop new technology, devices, and other methods to connect people from other parts of the globe with one another.
Perhaps one of the biggest inventions to come out of this age is the smartphone. Think of it as having your own personal computer that is the size of your hands. It is very handy (no pun intended) because you can take it anywhere with you at all times. One of the most popular brands of smartphone is Apple’s iPhone. It has sold around 216 million units worldwide in 2017. Though smartphones come in varying price range, Apple’s latest iPhone X is priced at $999, the most expensive the company has ever made. With such a high-end phone, you would want to take preventive measures to protect it. Here are the reasons why you should buy a case for your iPhone.
A Tough Case to Crack
One of the best ways to prevent cracking your iPhone screen is through phone cases. A good, resilient iPhone case will protect your phone from scratches as well as absorb shock in the event that it falls to the ground. iPhones do have the reputation of cracking easily, even on the first drop, so you want to avoid that with a phone case. Some phone cases are even waterproof, in case you drop your phone in a pool of water.
Another reason why your smartphone needs a case is that it helps you lessen your expenses on getting it fixed when you do get it cracked. To get your iPhone repaired, it usually would cost you an additional $110. It is definitely better to prevent any accidents with a case and save yourself another hundred dollars.
But let us say that you needed to sell your phone for whatever reason. Having a phone even with a few minor scratches can affect its value on the market. Thus, it is a great idea to keep your phone in tip-top shape (with the help of a good phone case of course) if you do plan on reselling it.
Lastly, phone cases don’t necessarily have to be boring. You have a lot of styles as well as added functions to choose from. You do not have to stick to the usual black or white or even clear one. Having your personal case is also a chance to display your personal style and individuality. In a room full of people who has the same phone as you, yours would stand out.
A Temporary Solution
So maybe phone cases are not your thing. Still, you could go for screen protectors which, as the name implies, are films you stick to your smartphone screens to protect them. These are either made from plastic or glass. Cracked screens somehow make you cringe on the inside so these screen protectors will do their job and save your screen from scratches and cracks in the event your phone falls face down.
According to an article in the New York Times, most smartphones break because of the impact on their corners and edges. However, if your phone does fall face down, the damage is more evenly spread across the screen. A screen protector helps avoid this though. They are also cheaper to invest in than a phone case.
If you are one of those who likes to live on the edge, then you might opt to not either have a phone case or screen protector. Some of the reasons include: cases can be too bulky or get dirty pretty easily. There are also those who argue that a case won’t save your phone from every drop, which is a pretty weak argument. While it is true that having a case and an unbroken phone are not necessarily mutually exclusive, having one will certainly protect your phone better from damages.
So to answer the question, “Should you buy a case?” then yes, you should. The strongest argument here, to reiterate the points above, is that it helps your phone from any potential damage and breakage. Don’t let your hard earned money go to waste by having to pay extra to repair a broken phone when it could have been avoided in the first place.
People nowadays can also be so attached to their phones. As such, their phone is something they would not want to get scratched so easily especially if it is new and costs a few hundred dollars to purchase. There is a whole industry dedicated to keeping your devices in top condition, making it look like you just bought it even if you already own it for years. You have a ton of options, so choose wisely.