An iPhone can do more than just make phone calls. It allows you to play games, surf the Internet and do tasks that were previously unheard of for cell and smartphones. Since the iPhone is such a delicate device and can get scratched, dinged and dented if it gets dropped or mishandled it's absolutely essential for you to have appropriate iPhone covers and iPhone cases to protect it and keep it in like new condition.
The first thing you're probably looking at when browsing for cases is its color and design. Your case needs to represent your personality. Cases come in basic colors that blend in with your purse or outfit, or can stand out with crazy patterns, stripes and bling through sparkles or gems. A basic white or black case, depending on what color your iPhone is originally, can keep its original appearance intact.
The material of the case is something else that you need to take into consideration when buying your case. A hard case protects your phone if you have a tendency to drop it, but may be a bit bland or add extra bulk to your phone. It can be a bit difficult to fit your iPhone in your purse or designated cell phone slot when a case adds a few centimeters around the edges or to its thickness. A silicone case may be ideal to help prevent germs and bacteria from building up on your iPhone. It's also softer and can give you additional grip so its chances of sliding out of your hand are significantly reduced.
Some iPhone cases even have new features that make them stand out above regular cases that you can find on the market. Some cases have color-changing technology that changes when heat, through regular use, is applied. If you don't want to have a case that snaps or slides onto your device, you can also get something like a leather sleeve that goes into your bag or pocket.
A good iPhone case looks stylish and suits your personality and also does its job to protect your case from getting damaged. The value of your iPhone goes down if it has scratches, dents and dings on the back of the phone. It's worse if your screen gets scratched because, since the iPhone is controlled completely through the touchscreen, you may have inaccuracies when navigating or cause the phone to stop operating altogether.
Protect your smartphone with one of the many good quality iPhone covers that are available. It's an investment that you need to protect while you own it, at least until you can get an upgrade to the next iOS or version of the phone.