Will the iPhone 5 cases still fit the iPhone 5S?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Virgo, Aug 12, 2013.

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    Virgo

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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?
     
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    ucfgrad93

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 603

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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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    Spigen is already marketing some of their cases as "fits 5S" as well.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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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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    SpyderBite

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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.
     
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    Sodner

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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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    rockyroad55

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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.
     
  11. macrumors 68020

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    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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    Sodner

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    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? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    SR45

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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. :confused: :D
     
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    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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    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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    12vElectronics

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    Since everyone is just guessing, I will to. I say it will fit.
     
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  18. macrumors 65816

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    5S has a bigger lens, dual flash, and the fingerprint sensor.
     

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