Originally Posted by mstone
Plastic, being more durable, is ideal for those who work in more physical careers such as construction, field service technicians, law enforcement, and strenuous outdoor jobs of all sorts.
Exactly. Add to that students, athletes, seniors, clumsy people ... The "glass sandwich" that was the iPhone 4/S was a step backward from the 3G/S in my mind. Everything that was beautiful and "wow" about that design was destroyed by the ridiculous Apple colored bumper or any number of clunky aftermarket cases -- most of which were plastic and essentially turned the 4/S into a 3G/S.
The iPhone repair businesses (as well as third party case companies) are going to hate the 5C, as that plastic case is going protect against a lot of minor drops, and even some major ones, as well as eliminate the need for aftermarket cases. Indeed the elimination of a case for many, makes the 5C a lot more slim, stylish and elegant than the competition, and perhaps even the iPhone 5/S once owners have wrapped up it's superior design in a cheap plastic case to protect and customize it.Edited by Mac_128 - 8/21/13 at 11:40am