A quick post to follow up on my last post, Top 10 Tips for New iPhone Users:
My quick recommendations for how to protect your new phone:
1. Buy and use a case. I know many people (myself included) who have dropped an iPhone in a case and their phone has survived. I also know many others who have dropped their phone without a case and have a shattered phone as a result. It’s definitely a personal preference, but I think it’s worth the investment/tradeoff. Some cases I like:
Case-Mate – I like the Gelli cases (about $20).
2. Buy a warranty. I recommend Squaretrade. They have a deal that ends today for 35% off their usual price for the new Verizon iPhone. You can review their comparison vs. Apple Care and Verizon’s terrible scam of cell-phone insurance. I think Squaretrade is the best option, although Apple Care is not a bad choice either.
3. As I wrote in my last post, make sure to pay attention to security: Lifehacker has a great post on this. Passcodes and related settings are also subject to personal preference/debate but I definitely recommend activating the free find/erase feature for your phone. Here is how. Overall, just remember that you’re really carrying around a $700-$800 device in your hand/pocket (that’s the unsubsidized price you’ll have to pay if you lose it or it gets stolen…) So be careful.
Anything else I missed? For those with a new iPhone, enjoy it!