It’s interesting what Apple will make a big deal out of and what it won’t. I’m not really pointing fingers here, as I am not an expert by any means, but the fact of the matter is that Apple might be going a little overboard by not selling select cases that allegedly trap dirt inside of them. I mean, outside of this article, I’ve yet to see any evidence of this causing real problems for anyone. My old iPhone 3G used one of the cases on Apple’s hit list and yes, stuff can get caught up inside of the case — but not to the degree of creating damage that we need to be concerned with.
The way I see it is as follows. Apple certifying a case is stupid. Look, if I buy a case and scratching happens, that should be my problem. But to expect Apple to certify cases and, in the interest of covering its own butt, remove those suspect of creating problems with dirt and so forth, just seems silly to me. I mean, it’s not like the cases are not available already outside of the Apple Store. So why limit case vendors like this an already tough economy? This seems really foolish as it leaves me wondering if this kind of attitude could carry over to app devs as well.
Imagine a world where Apple was this arbitrary kind of thing happening in other facets of Apple life? Things would be a mess. Now some might argue that this already exists with app approvals. I would disagree, but would say that Apple is indeed rather selective. The only thing I do think is a mistake, though, is Apple singling out select cases simply because of a little dirt and grime. Sorry Apple, but my case is my business. If you’re that considered about it, reexamine your concerns over how you handle damaged iPhone repairs instead.