The iPhone is NOT shatter and nick proof. Within days of having my first iPhone, I was able to bang it up and scratch the unscratchable screen. That’s talent!
Because of past experience and my tendency to drop the thing while blogging on the go, I bought myself protection.
The Wave Cases by Griffin come 2 colors per package for $35. The sturdy plastic is the best way to avoid damage, and the bright colors help you find it from depths of your tote.