Will an iPhone last in a dusty environment?

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durtj

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I am looking at getting an iPhone not because its trendy or anything like that, being that i never have even owned an ipod. What I'm generally looking at it for is because i like the idea of just a touch screen without buttons. I'm in construction and from time to time my job has me in very dusty environments. I can always put my phone away, but i'd rather not. I've never seen an iPhone in real life but from what i gather is that it doesn't have too many openings? Thus dust will not be a big issue with it? Even then, is there a case which would completely enclose it? Thanks in advance.
 

geordisjd

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I am looking at getting an iPhone not because its trendy or anything like that, being that i never have even owned an ipod. What I'm generally looking at it for is because i like the idea of just a touch screen without buttons. I'm in construction and from time to time my job has me in very dusty environments. I can always put my phone away, but i'd rather not. I've never seen an iPhone in real life but from what i gather is that it doesn't have too many openings? Thus dust will not be a big issue with it? Even then, is there a case which would completely enclose it? Thanks in advance.
Any dust will make it through those many little holes. Try it my way: put it in a small transparent plastic bag on dusty/rainy days (the kind bought at the grocery store for my kid's snack). The touch screen works perfectly through it.
 

durtj

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Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure what little holes there is in the phone as I haven't seen one up close. To maybe ask a better question, would this phone 'ingest' more or less dust than most other phones, say, a razr?
 

ab4ux

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I am looking at getting an iPhone not because its trendy or anything like that, being that i never have even owned an ipod. What I'm generally looking at it for is because i like the idea of just a touch screen without buttons. I'm in construction and from time to time my job has me in very dusty environments. I can always put my phone away, but i'd rather not. I've never seen an iPhone in real life but from what i gather is that it doesn't have too many openings? Thus dust will not be a big issue with it? Even then, is there a case which would completely enclose it? Thanks in advance.

Well I have had my iPhone 2 months now and I see no dust inside mine. I am a poultry farmer. You want to talk about dust. Most of the time you can cut it with a knife inside the houses. No problems so far and I just have it in the belkin pouch with the open top and screen bottom.

Isabelle
 

oriolesfan23

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I think you'll be fine.

However, if you want to be sure that you don't get any dust at all on your iPhone, I would strongly recommend that you buy bestskinsever or invisible shield. Then there would be no way for you to get dust in the phone.