Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > iPhone and iPod touch Apps

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 11, 2011, 09:57 AM   #1
blkshrk81
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kansas City
Amazon OtterBox Universal Defender Case for iPhone 4 [Please Move]

Hi all,

I'm currently in the market for an iPhone 4 (At&t) case and have been looking into the Otterbox Defender case. While the case is $49.95 on Otterbox.com, it can be found on Amazon for $16.95. Are their any differences in the cases? The Amazon price just seems too good to be true.

Thanks,

Derek
blkshrk81 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2011, 10:00 AM   #2
al0513
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
The 4 case DOES fit the 4S.

Only issue is that the MUTE slider is a little off but its not going to be a pain in the A$$.

People say it effects the camera but i dont think it does.
al0513 is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2011, 10:01 AM   #3
soco
macrumors Demi-God
 
soco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NJ
al0513 I don't think he meant differences between a 4 case and a 4S. I think he's asking about the difference in the wildly different prices. In other words, is the cheaper case a different case entirely.

The answer is, no.

Derek, you'll see that this particular product page on Amazon is by Cellular Star.

So while the case is $49 MSRP, you can find any manner of companies selling them new or used for a wide range of prices. I would look into Cellular Star and determine for yourself whether you trust them.
__________________
TMobile iPhone 6 128GB Slate MacBook Pro (2011)
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Canon 28mm f/1.8
^ Retired by iPhone 6? ^
Contribute to MacRumors: Become a Demi-God!
soco is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2011, 10:23 AM   #4
al0513
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
OHhhhhhh sorry, early morning

What Mr.Pink says is right, there isnt a differenct.

You can typically find these cases for $30 at some stores locally. While they aren't the prices you will find on Amazon, some charge shipping and depending on how fast you need it, going locally might be the option for you.

ALSO,

I have heard AND seen fake otterboxes online, even amazon. It is VERY hard to tell whats real and whats fake. I have held and attempted to use a FAKE otterbox and compared to the real thing, it doesnt even compete.
al0513 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11, 2011, 03:19 PM   #5
blkshrk81
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kansas City
Well, I ended up going with an Otterbox from Amazon. Bought mine from Ross Cellular for $22.15 shipped. Hopefully, it's the real thing.

Thanks y'all!
blkshrk81 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2011, 10:25 PM   #6
Caflashbob
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Case

Quote:
Originally Posted by al0513 View Post
The 4 case DOES fit the 4S.

Only issue is that the MUTE slider is a little off but its not going to be a pain in the A$$.

People say it effects the camera but i dont think it does.
No it does not work on the 4s correctly. See their website or amazon.

Blocks light sensor and the rear camera needs a wider opening for the wide angle camera lens for more light input.

I returned a 4 and have the correct 4s cases
Caflashbob is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > iPhone and iPod touch Apps

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OtterBox iPhone 5 Defender Series case $20 shipped sjc83 iPhone Accessories 1 Oct 2, 2013 01:47 PM
iPhone 5s Otterbox Defender Series Case (VIDEO!) ReviewTheBest iPhone Accessories 0 Sep 18, 2013 09:29 PM
iPhone 5s Otterbox Defender Series Case (VIDEO!) tophusalah iPhone Accessories 0 Sep 18, 2013 08:00 PM
OtterboX Defender cases on Amazon are $35-.... Juicy D. Links iPhone Accessories 0 Oct 10, 2012 05:58 PM
Mac Mall iPhone 5 OtterBox Defender Case ahawks iPhone 0 Sep 14, 2012 05:49 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:57 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC