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    Default iPhone 4 Otterbox Commuter works just fine on 4S...

    For those wondering. Otterbox is saying that the iPhone 4 Commuter doesnt work with the 4S. Well, I tested it out today and it works just fine. Perfect fit, the lens opening doesnt block the new camera in the 4S. I tested this by taking 2 identical photos with the case on and then off. They look the exact same, with flash and without.

    Not sure why Otterbox is saying it doesnt fit...
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    Is the mute switch off-centered? Or aligned properly?
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    I am looking at it right now. It is ever so slightly down a bit. I can just barely see one of the antenna bands/breaks.
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    If anyone is buying a new one, you may want to stick with the newer Commuter cases. The hard plastic layer curves around the corners more to prevent the soft layer from getting floppy. Also it curves "under" the edges more which also helps when you hold the phone to your ear, no more hard plastic edge against the head. The larger camera opening obviously will help make it easier to clean your lens/flash.
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    Awesome. I may just have to get this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dj2big View Post
    I have the iPhone 4 otterbox deffender case and it works fine with iPhone 4S

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    That's awesome. Is the mute switch aligned correctly? And how are you pictures coming out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dj2big View Post
    The mute switch is off just a little not a big deal

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G
    My Apple 4S is charging :-)
    Okay, cool. I might just buy the iPhone 4 defender version for the 4S. Pictures are fine also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProMed12 View Post
    If anyone is buying a new one, you may want to stick with the newer Commuter cases. The hard plastic layer curves around the corners more to prevent the soft layer from getting floppy. Also it curves "under" the edges more which also helps when you hold the phone to your ear, no more hard plastic edge against the head. The larger camera opening obviously will help make it easier to clean your lens/flash.
    This is just an improved design then. Otterbox is saying it doesnt work, period, which seems to be false. So far my Commuter has been excellent and I have no loose silicone, etc.
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    I just bought this case for my 4s. The mute switch is off center but still accessible. No camera issue. I love the way it looks on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by travisdthomas View Post
    I just bought this case for my 4s. The mute switch is off center but still accessible. No camera issue. I love the way it looks on the phone.
    This is the only thing I see that is why they would say it is "incompatible"
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    I bought the Otterbox Defender 4 case cheap on Overstock before hearing about compatibility issues. It fit fine, and the camera was fine with and without flash. I'm not sure about the proximity senson- I don't make many calls, and when I do I have it on speaker phone, not up to my ear.

    I installed an Invisible Shield, front only, yesterday and haven't had time to see if the Otterbox fits okay over that.
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    I have the old and new commuter case for the 4S. The old case fits well around the sides, however, the mute switch is a little off. I like the rounded edges of the new case much better. Also after testing out both, pictures taken with the new 4S case turn out better when using the flash due to the camera opening being wider. IMO, OtterBox did a better job on the design of the new 4S case than they did on the iPhone 4 case as far as the overall fitting goes. I never liked the gap at the top of the iP4 case as the hard plastic made it hard to keep the phone against the ear... I would definitely recommend using the OtterBox Commuter case specifically made for the 4S, instead of the older case if you have the new iP4S.


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    People who put their iPhones in a suit of armor make me laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe McG View Post
    People who put their iPhones in a suit of armor make me laugh.
    People who have shattered iPhone screens make me laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cchs227 View Post
    People who have shattered iPhone screens make me laugh.

    Also, people with useless iPhone 4 cameras because of thousands of tiny scratches on the lens/glass ... yeah that's me. I guess I laugh at myself. I ordered a commuter for the 4s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cchs227 View Post
    People who have shattered iPhone screens make me laugh.
    4th iPhone and all are/were in mint condition. Don't get me wrong, I use a thin hard shell case. I just laugh at those ridiculous Otterbox cases that are the size of a brick.
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    I have the Otterbox commuter too, and it works great. Picked it up tonight at WalMart. All openings are accessible. Since I already installed a screen protector that covers the entire front of the phone, I installed the Otterbox screen protector on the back of the phone to keep the Silver Apple from getting scratched. Didn't really need that to be showing through a hole, but I have no intention of dropping this phone. Good to know it's protected.
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    Can some post a pic of the new commuter on the phone? I really hope there is no gap between the hard shell and the silicone like the original . Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by richxps View Post
    Can some post a pic of the new commuter on the phone? I really hope there is no gap between the hard shell and the silicone like the original . Thanks
    Here's a link to their website focusing on the Commuter case:

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