its been a bad week. My phone is always, always in some case when I'm out of the house. But one night we were going out. I wore dress pants and had no plans to use my phone. So, hey let's go naked, without the case! I didn't want the weight in my pocket. It was fine. Driving home, since the phone felt so thin and light I didn't do what is normal for me— take the phone out and placing it in the car somewhere. Got home, exited the car and heard a thud, scrape and sliding sound. The phone had slipped out of my pocket partly, and then with some force fell from car seat height and forward onto the garage concrete. Back down, but slid a good 4 feet. I think it must have flipped once too, but I can't say for certain. I should have know better. I almost lost an iPhone 3GS when it slid out of my pocket, again naked, onto a taxi seat. Another story. Cases are good for keeping phones in men's pants it seems too! No broken screen, hit the corners and the camera ring, but the camera glass is fine. The back has minor pits in it. Heartbroken though and I spent a few hours cursing Joni Ives for his stupid adherence to soft aluminum and impractical designs that look nice but require a case. Anyhow what to do? Any of my cases would have protected the camera and corners, but the case would have been scratched or torn. So buy cheaper cases if that is your worry. If I make use of ATT NEXT, I will need to replace under AppleCare. But it needs to be more damaged than this. So what to do? Go naked and see how I fair? (I'm convinced that a never drop phones in cases. Maybe I need to recalibrate my hands for naked phones?). OR do I experiment with different cases to see how they good they are for protection, you know what I mean? Any suggestions. Or do I just keep the phone, like a scratched new car, and live with it as normal. The cases, any cases cover all the damage. Some photos. The corner gouges are deeper than the photo can show. Also the rubber seal is pushed in somewhat.