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I used an Otterbox on a previous iPhone 6. Protected but not completely. Did allow me to take the phone out into the surf and on mud runs to get some pics/video. For my 8+ I opted just for a thin grip/no slip cover with belt loop case. Dropped it a few times with no major damage. For the surf/mud runs I now have a GoPro.

When I get the 12 Max Pro, I'll just get the grip/no slip cover again with a belt loop case. Reading about the drop tests, seems way beyond anything I'd do. Of course in theory I could drop it 20+ feet on a hike. And I think it can stay underwater for 30 minutes up to 10 feet. So unless you are into something extreme, an Otterbox seems overkill and too bulky, IMHO.

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