iPhone 3G Cases and Covers

The iPhone 3G is the second generation in the line of the phones designed by Apple, Inc. The appearance and functionality catapulted this phone into the hands of many users. As a result, it is essential to protect the cellphone with a case to reduce the risk of damage while the device is used.

What is the difference between a case and a cover?

There is essentially no difference between the two. Cases and covers are often used as synonyms for each other. A "cover" is sometimes used as a descriptor for a product that is used to protect the screen of the cell phone as opposed to the iPhone as a whole.

Will a 3G case fit other Apple products?

Unfortunately, iPhone 3G cases and covers are not forward- or backward-compatible for other units. Even covers for the iPhone 3GS, the generation immediately following the 3G, will not fit perfectly. Each new version of the iPhone has a unique size and slight structural nuances. For example, the camera lens is in a different location, and the camera lens is a different size. This also means that the iPhone 3G case will not fit other Apple devices like iPods, iPads, or other computer products.

What features do the cases have?

Accessories like cases and covers provide Apple iPhones with an expansive line of protective features. These are critical to giving the phone the longevity of life that it deserves. While colors, patterns, and design features are a fun attribute of cases, they aren't what give the phone legitimate protection or increase the strength of the materials used. Depending on the make and model of case that is selected, these devices can provide any combination or all of the following:

  • Credit card or debit card pockets
  • Kickstands
  • Shock-proofing
  • Waterproofing
  • Water-resistance
Are there themed cases, and what colors are available?

There are themed cases available. From Disney to sports teams to hobbies, there is something for just about everyone if the individual is in the market for a specific theme. The entire spectrum of colors is also available, from black and red to pink and purple. Cases can also be made from many different types of materials. Some are leather, others are plastic, and some have integrated rubber pieces.

Are there any other features to expect from a case?

It is essential that whichever case is purchased it has the appropriate ports for chargers, auxiliary cords, and other extensions. If the case conceals or covers any of those things, not only will reaching these ports be inconvenient when plugging something into the phone but also the covers can cause the phone to overheat.

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