Originally Posted by jds4000
Why wait? The built-in screen protector will be awful, they always have been. Simply remove it. The Defender itself cannot be matched in terms of protection and sheer strength.
Having that added protection at least partially sealing the device from outside elements is part of the reason I got the Otterbox Defender for my iPhone 5. There are other cases that provide adequate shock resistance for my use. I agree that with an Otterbox Defender I could probably throw the phone at a boulder and have it survive (unless it hit screen first) but i'm only likely to drop it and other cases provide adequate drop protection.