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will iPhone 4 cases fit the iPhone 4S?

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Shumpac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 7, 2011 1:56 AM

I am shopping for iPhone 4S cases but am wondering will the new iPhone 4 cases fit?

  • praveen kumarfromhyderabad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 7, 2011 2:55 AM (in response to Shumpac)

    Yea.. Both of the handsets are same size...! Cases for iphone 4 will perfectly fit for iphone 4S

     

     

     

     

    Sent from my ipad 2

  • StevenRight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Praveen, there is a little difference between iPhone 4 GSM model and iPhone 4s, so if you use an AT&T phone, you will have to check a couple things to see if your case fits iPhone 4s. I wrote a blog about it, check it out:

     

    https://icollectgadget.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/how-to-choose-cases-for-iphone-4 s-and-iphone-4/

  • wildwildwest Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 11, 2011 4:04 AM (in response to Shumpac)

    yeah the iphone4s ( some call it the iphone 4 steve ) is the same size slight weight diff.

     

    IP4S

    Height: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches)

    Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)

    Depth: 9.3 mm (0.37 inch)

    Weight: 140 grams (4.9 ounces)

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    IP4

    Height: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches)

    Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)

    Depth: 9.3 mm (0.37 inch)

    Weight: 137 grams (4.8 ounces)

  • Artty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 11, 2011 6:47 AM (in response to Shumpac)

    It's not the shape of the phone that has changed but the placements of the buttons. On some cases it won't matter but according to otter box the ones for the 4 will not fit the 4s. I will be putting that to the test Friday but I'm not hopeful   Check this link for an image of the diff. http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/10/iphone-4-cases-iphone-4s/.

     

    According to the data I have found the changes are....... iPhone 4S has its mute button moved approximately 3 millimeters to the right, while the two volume buttons are only about 1 millimeter to the right.  So if your case is not a form factor case you should be ok.

     

    Hope this helps some

     

    Sent from my iPad 2

  • StevenRight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 11, 2011 7:19 AM (in response to Artty)

    Please check my previous posting. Some cases are made to fit both phones.

  • amy822 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 2:50 AM (in response to Shumpac)

    Although there's slight difference between 4s and iphone 4, I believe most iphone 4 cases can be used with iphone 4s without big issues.

  • tigersmommy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 6:34 PM (in response to Shumpac)

    My family owns both AT&T 4 and 4S.  The size of the phones is the same but the button placement is slightly different.  If your iphone 4 case has one big slot for all three buttons, it will fit the 4S.  If the case has two separate slots (one for the mute button and one for the two volumn buttons), the slot for the mute button will be a little off, but still functional (you can still slide the mute button). 

  • katertott Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2011 11:59 AM (in response to Shumpac)

    That's not the case (no pun intended) for me. My 64gig black AT&T 4S is just slightly taller than my 32gig black AT&T 4. Because of that slight height difference my Moohie Juice Pack case does not fit and all (to the point of the phone getting stuck in it)the other hard slide-on cases that I tried would not go on easily. I gave up on trying to find a hard case because I didn't want to damage my phone (or an unpurchased case) and settled for a silicon one.

  • NickStricklin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 11:14 AM (in response to Shumpac)

    I bought an otterbox commuter case for an iphone 4 and it fits my 4s. The butttons are also aligned correctly..

  • allenski Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 1:16 PM (in response to Shumpac)

    Incase Snap Case currently in Apple stores will fit perfectly with the iPhone 4s. The holes perfectly align with the iPhone 4s. I just bought an Incase Snap Case (clear design) yesterday.

  • jdguthrie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 2:25 PM (in response to Shumpac)

    I just posted a topic regarding this of my own.  I have a bumper that I used with my iPhone 4.  I have since tried it on my iPhone 4s and the mute switch does not align properly.  The volume buttoms seems to "work" but I can tell they don't line up properly as well.  Having this experience I went to Apple's website to purchase a new bumber for my 4s and it says the bumper works for both 4 & 4s .  Am I missing something.  I know the cut out for the mute switch is just big enough to fit the switch itself so knowing that with the 4s AT&T model the switch has shifted, how can the bumper fit both phones?  That doesn't make sense.

  • tigersmommy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:17 PM (in response to jdguthrie)

    the new bumper must have one big cutout for all three buttons on the side to fit both 4 & 4S.  The placement of the mute button on 4S is slightly lower than 4, so if your case or bumper has one big cutout on the side, it would work for both 4 & 4S.  But if your old case or bumper has two separate openings, then the mute button would sit a little bit low.  One of my frieds used a small drill to notch the bottom of the opening on his iphone 4 case to clear the mute button.  Even if you don't adjust the opening, the mute button still functions. 

     

    So, the bottom line is, you need one big cutout to fit all three buttons on the iphone 4s.

  • jdguthrie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 18, 2011 6:10 AM (in response to tigersmommy)

    Thanks for the reply.  I haven't been to an Apple store in a while so I don't know but do the new bumpers have one big cut out now?

  • geoffshep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 18, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to Shumpac)

    Be careful - I just bought an Incase Snap Case from the Apple site, which says it for iphone 4, but the compatibilty shows both 4 and 4s, and it doesn't fit properly - overall size is fine but the mute switch is jammed.

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