Buying an iPhone is like purchasing a very expensive piece of jewelry. You always plan well in advance, in some cases well over a couple of months before you decide to take the plunge. In our case, sometimes the planning goes on for over 6 months as usually the latest iPhone in India costs well over the 50K mark.
Treating this device as a piece of jewelry, therefore, becomes an absolute necessity. I do not recall when was the last time, my iPhone fell off the table top forget getting scuffed or even dropped in water. When you are spending a lot of your hard earned money on a phone, it makes sense to ensure that it is protected to the best it can be. This is why, here are three things you absolutely must do, when you pick up yourself a new iPhone.
1) Pick up spare lightening cables
Chances are you use your iPhone both at home and college or work. It is never advisable to keep your main charger in your bag as you go exploring places. Chances are you could lose the same or damage the cable by twirling it around the plug, and then you are suddenly stuck cause you have nothing to charge your device with. Therefore, one of the first things you must do is pick up a spare lightening cable the moment you pick the phone so that your device is assured of charging and your original cable can be left at home without you worrying. There are several good deals, like the one on Ask Me, where the lightening cable and the Apple Ear pods are available for as low as just Rs 300.
2) Tempered Glass
For a very long period of time, I used plastic screen protectors on my phone. However, despite the claims, I never found my experience true to the 99.9% transparency that is claimed by these screen protectors. Enter Tempered Glass. Tempered glass on your device may add in some extra thickness to the display, but ensure that the viewing experience is absolutely transparent and the touch experience is actually that of a glass than a plastic. Not to mention that it protects the underlying glass much better than a normal plastic protector.
3) A back cover
Yes, a contentious one. We have all debated whether to use a back cover on our device or not. For a while I used my iPhone 5s in the day without a back cover and while the front and the back of the device were perfectly in pristine condition, it was the sides where wear and tear was visible. This is why a strong back cover is really important. On the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a back cover adds much-needed grip as well. While the official Apple covers are without a doubt the best pick, you can invest in a brand like Capdase, Targus or Spigen if you are looking for a cheaper option.
So, those are the three things that you absolutely must pick the very day you pick up your new iPhones, just to be on a safe side and ensure that the device lasts as long as it should.