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Old Aug 13, 2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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Will the iPhone 5 cases still fit the iPhone 5S?

Will the iPhone 5 cases still fit the iPhone 5S? I ask because my bf just bought a maxboost atomic air charger case (similar to the mophie cases) on Amazon, but I convinced him to wait for the 5S to come out. I'm hoping the case will fit/function just fine on the 5S, but if not then he should probably return it soon.

From what I've seen, the phone is going to be the exact same shape/thickness, right? I don't think the camera cut-out will interfere with the dual-led, either, but not quite sure. What do you think?
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 12:38 AM   #2
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As far as I remember, the dimensions of the 3G and the 3GS were the same as were the 4 and 4S. While that bodes well for the 5S being the same as the 5, it is no guarantee.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 12:43 AM   #3
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If it's the same form factor then most cases will probably fit. To be on the safe side, I'd invest in one with a larger camera cut-out.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 12:53 AM   #4
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As far as I remember, the dimensions of the 3G and the 3GS were the same as were the 4 and 4S. While that bodes well for the 5S being the same as the 5, it is no guarantee.
The volume buttons on the 4 and 4S have a different position, some case for 4 don't fit on the 4S because of this.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 01:08 AM   #5
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I would hold off because of the camera/flash change. I think at some point I saw a rumor about the flash being on the other side of the phone, so that would render any 5 cases useless on a 5S.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 01:24 AM   #6
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Spigen is already marketing some of their cases as "fits 5S" as well.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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I think lots of iPhone 5 cases would fit the iPhone 5S.

As long as they have HUGE rear camera cut out to accommodate the dual flash that iPhone 5S is supposed to come out with

Otherwise, you may have that glare effect when the iPhone 4 first came out
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:41 AM   #8
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Spigen is already marketing some of their cases as "fits 5S" as well.
How would Spigen known what to design for the upcoming 5S? If the accessory makers had any sort of intel on upcoming product specs; the leaks would be a daily deluge.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:49 AM   #9
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No one HERE knows FOR SURE what the next iPhone (if it's even called the 5S) will be, so anything posted here is a GUESS.

You do know that don't you?
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:55 AM   #10
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No one HERE knows FOR SURE what the next iPhone (if it's even called the 5S) will be, so anything posted here is a GUESS.

You do know that don't you?
What's that have to do with cases?

Anyway, I would hold off until the phone is released. If the dual flash is true, then some cases may need revisions to accommodate that.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:59 AM   #11
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Will the iPhone 5 cases still fit the iPhone 5S? I ask because my bf just bought a maxboost atomic air charger case (similar to the mophie cases) on Amazon, but I convinced him to wait for the 5S to come out. I'm hoping the case will fit/function just fine on the 5S, but if not then he should probably return it soon.

From what I've seen, the phone is going to be the exact same shape/thickness, right? I don't think the camera cut-out will interfere with the dual-led, either, but not quite sure. What do you think?
Lets work with facts.

The new iPhone isn't here yet.

Therefore why would we waste time guessing?

If you have a burning desire to waste time surely there's other things you could do.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 12:10 PM   #12
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What's that have to do with cases?

Anyway, I would hold off until the phone is released. If the dual flash is true, then some cases may need revisions to accommodate that.
Oh I don't know, perhaps it would be best to wait for Apple to reveal the the next iPhone's shape before we decide if a case will fit?
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 01:32 PM   #13
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I for one can wait a few short weeks to find out what is and what is not with the iphone 5S. Would never purchase a case for another version of the iPhone and hope it will fit. Some manufactures last year showed off some cases for the iphone 5 and had to retract them when they learned it would not fit correctly. Just because a manufacture says it will fit does not mean it actually will.

Or, go ahead, and buy one now.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 10:26 PM   #14
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How would Spigen known what to design for the upcoming 5S? If the accessory makers had any sort of intel on upcoming product specs; the leaks would be a daily deluge.
Maybe they don't? They may just be betting that nothing will change or their cutouts are large enough to accommodate any small changes in camera/ flash/ button locations. They may get hosed if things turn out differently than they had predicted, but may strike a windfall if they are the one of the few in the market with accessories that fit, while the rest of the cautious companies are still ramping up.
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Old Aug 14, 2013, 12:28 AM   #15
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I hope so. anyway, it is a kind of waste to buy a new case for iphone 5s if you already have a iphone 5 case.
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Old Aug 14, 2013, 02:12 AM   #16
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Since everyone is just guessing, I will to. I say it will fit.
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Old Aug 14, 2013, 02:57 AM   #17
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Miss Cleo says that they will
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 08:23 PM   #18
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Seems they are both the same size.
5S has a bigger lens, dual flash, and the fingerprint sensor.
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