Be careful of the accessories you buy for your 4S, look at these key differences.

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  1. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    As you can see on the Spec cases the camera whole is larger on one than the other, i think this is because of the new senor and optics they put on the 4S, so look at the back of your cases before you buy because you could get one that covers up the senor which could result in not getting the full effect of the 8mp camera. Also look at these screen protectors, the proximity sensor cut out is more open on one....hmm why did they do this? they both say for iphone 4 same as the cases but im thinking these are the for the 4S....what do you think?
     

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  2. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I read somewhere that any case for the Verizon version of the iPhone 4 will fit the 4S.
     
  3. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    No, the bigger opening was a change they made to their cases because the original ones caused glare when flash was used (on the iPhone 4). If I recall correctly, the new case design should fit all iPhone 4 and 4s models because they also enlarged the button openings along with the camera opening.

    The 4s is identical in button / camera placement / design to the Verizon iPhone 4. Check out the comparison pics that were on Macrumors a few days ago.
     
  4. Stayfly2407 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    These are from an AT&T store. They all fit but wassup with the larger wholes?
     
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  7. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    See my post above :) They're found at an AT&T store because they should work on both AT&T iPhone 4 models and Verizon ones.
     
  8. ScKcBc macrumors regular

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    they did that because they were unsure of camera placement on the 4s, so they left it large before the phone was released. Youll see newer speck cases soon with tighter holes around the cam and led light
     
  9. earlycuyler macrumors member

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    This is correct. I have a case with the bigger hole that was made for iPhone 4. The flash problem was definitely the reason they enlarged the hole. That problem contributed to a decent amount of speculation that Apple would move the flash further away from the camera lens in the new model.

    If you look at Speck's website, the big hole models are listed as fitting the 4 and the 4S.
     
  10. Stayfly2407 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this should be better
     

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  11. troop231 macrumors 603

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    It's the same size still..
     
  12. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Speaking of cases, I think I'll go check some out in the Verizon store tomorrow as I'm sure they'll be sold out quickly on Friday...
     
  13. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    The bigger camera cutout in these Speck cases has been out there for a few months before the 4S was announced. If I recall correctly Apple had released new info to case mfgs stating what the new allowances for camera cut outs should be, I think this was a result of that.
     
  14. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah thats MUCH better... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Mirthaar macrumors newbie

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    If that's true, did some case manufacturers choose not to adhere? I ordered a skin guard from SGP and the hole cutout is much smaller than the Speck hole:

    SGP Skin Guard

    Edit: Incipio is another case company that has the smaller cutout. So are we to assume that those cases will interfere with the camera quality?
     
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  17. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Can't find the link right now but here are all the specs from apple: http://developer.apple.com/resources/cases/

    Interesting reading :)
     

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