If you’re one of the millions of people around the world who have managed to scoop up the hot new iPhone 4, you’re probably considering whether you should get an iPhone 4 case. Cases are a good idea for any cell phone, and especially for the iPhone 4.
First of all, there’s the reception issue. With the antenna and dropped calls issue that the new iPhone 4’s have, it is important that you have some sort of case to shield the antenna from from the wildly famous “death-grip” problem that has been reported in the media . The basic iPhone 4 case that Apple is now giving away free will resolve that problem for your iPhone, however there are hundreds 3rd party Apple iPhone 4 cases that are much more attractive and offer more protection for the rest of the Apple iPhone as well.
The biggest benefit of having an a case for your iPhone 4, is to protect the screen . The iPhone 4 is a very attractive phone, with a smooth and sleek design, so avoiding scratches and scruff marks is important. Moreover, while the new iPhone 4 is a pretty durable phone, care should be taken not to accidentally drop or crack the screen, so a good case needs to be able to protect the phone from scratches as well as act as a shock absorber to protect the functionality of the phone, and protect the touch screen from scratches and cracks.
Since the iPhone 4 also has a powerful camera (for HD video and pictures), you need to be able to protect the camera lens from dirt and scratches as well. A good iPhone 4 cover will have a clear covering that covers the screen as well as the new HD video camera lens, without impeding the use of the HD camera.
The ports and external buttons should be sheltered from dirt and debris too. A common problem is dust, pocket lint, sand and all sorts of debris getting into the accessory port on the iPhone. Once the connections in the port get embedded with dirt, the data cable, charger and other accessories start of have a hard time working properly . A good quality iPhone 4 case will protect the ports and buttons from dirt and debris, but also allow you to use the phone and its accessory ports and buttons without having to remove the case.
Another possibly overlooked benefit of an iPhone 4 case that you may not have thought of is style and individuality. The iPhone 4 itself is a stylish and sexy phone, but since there are onlytwo colors — they all look the same. A cell phone case can be a very attractive accessory and can express your individual style and personality.
In summary, an iPhone 4 case is a must for any iPhone 4 owner. It can solve the reception problems ; protect the investment of the iPhone and even make a nice trendy fashion statement all at the same time.