- 10-04-2011, 04:03 PM #2
- 10-04-2011, 04:10 PM #3
- 10-05-2011, 01:47 PM #4
I recall the Verizon iPhone was slightly different than the GSM version requiring some case makers to offer a different model. It would seem the 4S is now the previous CDMA version (which was rumored to be world phone capable but disabled). So now the question is will we need to keep a close on on certain cases?
- 10-05-2011, 01:55 PM #5
BUT if i definately decide to make the switch, i always like to have my accessories in line-ie.screen cover, phone cover.....to protect my investment
- 10-05-2011, 02:01 PM #6
- 10-05-2011, 02:04 PM #7
The BASIC cases will work fine.
However, the more secure cases like the Otterboxes may not. In fact, for many of their popular iPhone 4 cases, they have in bold print "Will NOT work on a 4S".
(No reason why, but they made sure they posted it with their items to avoid any issues with unhappy customers...)
So, if you're looking for one of those expensive cases, make sure you read the fine print.
But if you just get a cheap, rubber case with a slap-on screen protector, it'll probably be fine.
- 10-05-2011, 06:28 PM #8
- 11-22-2011, 04:00 AM #9
- 11-22-2011, 10:59 AM #10iMore Intermediate
- 311 Posts
I had an Otterbox Commuter case on my iP4 and loved it. When my new iP4S finally came in ( 29 days of waiting !!! ) I put my old Commuter case on it. Thought it fit perfectly until I noticed that the silent switch on the side didn't linne up. Ended up buying a new one and the switch lined up perfectly with the opening.
- 11-22-2011, 02:26 PM #11
I bought a SPECK case for my 4S, the hole where the mute button goes is a bit higher, it does not bother because I don't put it on mute/vibrate often, but it gets to me when I see that the button is a bit under the cover.
- 11-22-2011, 02:49 PM #12iPhone Beginner
- 99 Posts
My preferred case companies are Beyza and Fortte (more expensive, but quality. They are true cases, not the "cover the sides" type that they sell in the Verizon stores). They offer 4 and 4s cases, but they're probably the same. You don't need screen covers with these. I hate screen covers (I've used them all trust me). They get dirty faster, and smudge, which makes sense because you are covering a high quality glass screen with lower quality soft plastic.
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- 11-22-2011, 02:56 PM #13
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- 11-22-2011, 04:19 PM #16iPhone Newbie
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I used to swear by Sedio cases, after I gave my first gen iPhone to my daughter (moved to BB and then Android before coming back). Loved the feel and the protection they offered. So imagine how disappointed I was in the cheap feel of the case the Surface for iPhone is.
I would love to find something that works with the rotating belt clip (these are solid), and does not come undone every time I press the lock button on the phone
- 11-22-2011, 04:41 PM #17
The iPhone cases of my choice are (2) all silicone cases, 1 Incipio Silicrylic case, and I'm waiting on a SwitchEasy silicone case in milk white I ordered from AccessoryGeeks which should be here by next week
In the near future I will also be looking into a fully blinged out HK case as well as a case from more-thing.com
- 11-22-2011, 04:52 PM #18
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- 11-22-2011, 06:53 PM #20
I initially bought the OB Commuter case but really wasn't crazy about the high ridges along the sides on the front of the phone. I was having a difficult time typing the letters that were along the right- and left-hand edges of the keyboard. I now have two of the Uncommon cases that I bought at the Apple store, and a really cool Incase (very solid slider case that's sparkly purple) that I bought at Target. I enjoy changing up my cases every so often. I think I dressed too many dolls when I was a little girl!
- 11-22-2011, 07:12 PM #21iPhone Nanite
- 7 Posts
I got a grey/white Otterbox Defender 4s and while the look is everything I wanted, the worksmanship and customer service is not there. My bottom flap does not stay shut which was evident when I took it out of the package. Also the headphone hole does not line up with the hole cutout, it is reversed, so the hole is worthless, you have to lift up the flap entirely to plug in headphones. Pretty crappy build quality for a $50 case! And after calling and talking to customer service they will not outright replace the case, say they will only replace the outside rubber, of which they have none of so I have to wait with my new case taped up until they get replacement pieces to ship me out one. Very disappointing.Wanted to share in case anyone else was debating the Defender 4s. I'm now looking for my next case to go to.
- 11-22-2011, 09:12 PM #22
- 11-22-2011, 09:58 PM #23
I do like the 4s case better as the rubber/external rbber case seems to be a lot denser and stiffer, and stays on the internal frame better. I found that this makes the button on the case that depresses the home button on the phone to work better.
- 11-22-2011, 10:54 PM #24
- 11-22-2011, 11:04 PM #25