- 10-09-2011, 03:57 PM #26
I ordered an iskin case for my new 4s right here on TIPB for a ridiculously low price! I have the same case for my 3G and wanted the same case for the new phone. Retail price is $29.99 and I was able to get it for $6.95; shipping was about $6, but still much cheaper than buying retail.
I am assuming this case will fit the new phone as everything I have heard and read said the cases for the 4 will fit the 4s.
I am thrilled to find this site and forum!
- 10-09-2011, 03:57 PM #27
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- 10-09-2011, 04:05 PM #28
Many different websites including SGP, Case-Mate, and Speck all have a "4S" section. I went ahead and ordered a case from SGP in anticipation of my 4S.
From what I have seen the 4S and the 4 look to be identical, I guess we will just have to wait and see.
- 10-09-2011, 04:34 PM #29
- 10-09-2011, 04:40 PM #30iPhone Newbie
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- 10-09-2011, 04:46 PM #31
So before I knew about the proximity sensor location change, I ordered an Otterbox Defender for 4, cheap, from Overstock. If I just use this case occasionally, provided it fits _on_ the phone, since I never make phone calls anyway, will the proximity sensor being covered up really affect me? Or should I just return it unopened. This would not be my everyday case; I like the Speck Pixelskins for that, since I can change them to match my scrubs at work.
- 10-09-2011, 05:12 PM #32
- 10-09-2011, 05:15 PM #33
- 10-09-2011, 06:05 PM #34
If you compare the Otterbox Commuter for the 4 & the one for the 4s, there are at least a couple differences I noticed. The top & bottom "lips" of the hard plastic shell are now larger. They extend farther out over the left/ right corners and also comes out over the front edge at the top.
Both of those changes help address complaints some guys had discussed regarding the Commuter for the 4. The most obvious difference is that the back camera opening is much larger, which I assume is to help reduce flash reflection back into the larger aperture that is now on the 4s?
- 10-09-2011, 07:24 PM #35
- 10-09-2011, 07:44 PM #36iMore Expert
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To not confuse people by the thread title and a manufacturer like otterbox who has 1 or 2 cases that don't fit the iphone4s.
99% of Iphone4 cases will fit the Iphone4S. Because Otterbox makes a full device case that covers everything except the 3.5 screen itself it will not fit or else it will block the prox. sensor. The other 99% of Iphone4 cases out there will fit the Iphone4S. And only 2 or 3 total cases out there that do not fit the white Iphone4 because the white Iphone is a tad wider than the black version. I've been using standard iphone4 cases on my white iphone4 and they just fit tighter than a black iphone4. Hope this helps. And people aren't scared away in buying a case that only says iphone4. It will fit on your Iphone4S also.
- 10-09-2011, 07:47 PM #37
I hope best buy will have the Zagg invisiSHEILD for the 4S on launch day, as I will be using that for my iPhone. I used it for my evo (front and back coverage btw) and I feel it's the best, it gives you such a good feel of your phone and you don't have to worry if you drop it or smudges and scratches... obviously it wouldn't be as good if you dropped it, but I rarely have dropped my phone, especially on anything rough (knock on wood)
- 10-09-2011, 07:48 PM #38
- 10-09-2011, 08:24 PM #39
- 10-09-2011, 08:53 PM #40
- 10-09-2011, 08:58 PM #41
The cases for the iPhone 4 are not compatible with iPhone 4S due to a change in the location of the device’s proximity sensor and camera lens.
- 10-09-2011, 09:02 PM #42
- 10-09-2011, 11:10 PM #43
That's very strange, because if you go to otterboxes website and click on their 4S case, it is said to be compatible with both the 4 and 4S. If you go to the apple website and click through cases they've all been updated to show compatibility with the 4S.
- 10-09-2011, 11:22 PM #44
- 10-09-2011, 11:23 PM #45
I have an otterbox commuter on a white 4. It fits. My husbands defender doesn't line up the same. The 4 is .3 mm thicker I believe because if UV anti yellowing treatment and paint coats. Some snap on cases work, others don't. IFrogz silicone cases don't fit properly. I have learned to try the case before buying whenever possible.
- 10-10-2011, 12:18 AM #46
- 10-10-2011, 01:24 AM #47
- 10-10-2011, 01:41 AM #48
For the iPhone 4, Otterbox has had to design cases that are compatible with either AT&T or Verizon designs, with their different button placements, as well as the slightly larger White model. With the 4S, it has been said that the button placements are the same as the iPhone 4 Verizon design. I haven't read anywhere yet that has confirmed if both the White & Black 4S models have the exact same dimensions yet or not.
Separate from that, the 4S has a larger aperture than the 4. I'm not sure if the larger camera openings on all their 4S cases is for that larger aperture or just to help prevent reflection of the flash.
Otterbox says on their site that, compared to the 4, the 4S has had a "change in the location of the device’s proximity sensor and camera lens". I would love to know exactly what the changes are they are referring to.
Of course I could be totally wrong! We will know for sure soon after everyone starts getting the phones.
- 10-10-2011, 11:32 AM #49
- 10-10-2011, 03:29 PM #50iMore Intermediate
- 222 Posts
My question is whether the Otterbox Universal Defender that I ordered on Amazon will work... It's supposed to work on the Verizon iPhone 4, and everything seems to be saying that the iPhone 4Sis configured like the Verizon iPhone 4. Oh, well - it has already shipped, so I'll just have to wait and see.