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...
- 10-16-2011, 10:51 PM #2
- 10-17-2011, 12:49 AM #4
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.
- 10-17-2011, 06:18 AM #5
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- 10-17-2011, 07:58 AM #11iMore Intermediate
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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.
- 10-17-2011, 08:07 AM #12
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.
Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk.
Last edited by Irish Rose; 10-17-2011 at 08:10 AM.
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- 10-17-2011, 10:35 PM #17
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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