Can I use an iPhone 4 otterbox with a 4s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mtthwcmn1, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. mtthwcmn1 macrumors member

    mtthwcmn1

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    My mom has an otterbox defender for iphone 4 that she hates because it is bulky and I was wondering if it is ok for the 4s. I put it on and it seemed fine and the camera worked fine. Is this just a scam from otterbox to get them to buy a new case or will this pose problems for me?
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    The ambient light sensor is in a different place and may not work. And depending on which version of the iPhone 4 it came from, the mute switch may not line up correctly.
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I didn't think of the ambient light sensor. Good call! As for the switch, I have used cases where they didn't line up. If the OP can live with it, it should still be perfectly functional.
     
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Recycling ! Gotta love it.


    3rd party accessory makers won't tho....lol
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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    Most new cases have been modified to work with both by enlarging the mute switch opening. You may want to make sure it's not already a universal one.
     
  7. Randman macrumors 65816

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    I have a Defender and a Relfex case and both fit just fine with a 4 and a 4S. No issues with light sensor either.
     

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