iPhone 4S in iPhone 4 case?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vampireszombies, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. vampireszombies, Oct 28, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011

    vampireszombies macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2011
    SO the iPhone 4S's mute and volume buttons are slightly lower than the iPhone 4s buttons due to the new antenna design.

    Have any of you tried your i4 case(s) on your new 4S??

    I have a casemate i4 pop case that I really like and I'm hoping it'll fit my future 4S.

  2. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    If you bought a Verizon one it should fit. I heard he AT&T models after January were of the new body style too. I'm not positive of that though.
  3. Futhark macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2011
    Northern Ireland
    I'm using my iPhone 4 case but I did have to trim the bottom of the mute switch area because it's button was slightly covered but the volume buttons seem to line up with no issues.
  4. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020


    Jan 29, 2010
    Lexington, KY.
    The only difference is the mute switch. The volume buttons are exactly the same. Anyone that tells you different doesn't know what they're talking about.
  5. iphonefourcases macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2011
    Yes , The position of the mute switch moves a little.
  6. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2011
    this thread is cool , i just order 1 case iphone 4 for my iphone 4s , the guy from ebay say can't used for 4s just because mute switch of iphone 4s is redesign under iphone 4 little bit , item already ship , can't do nothing , no return policy

    apple they should announce that iphone 4s different design than iphone 4 even 1 small change still different , so people dont get mistake when purchase a case ,,,


    iphone 4 top
    iphone 4s bottom
  7. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    You should not assume that an accessory made for an older product will automatically fit a newer one. In fact there are at least 3 changes that might cause cases for an iPhone 4 to be unsuitable for a 4S:

    1. Mute switch - same location as CDMA iPhone 4 but moved as compared to GSM iPhone 4. Many case designs were already redone to accommodate this after the CDMA phone was released in February 2011.

    2. Camera changes - Differences are subtle, but some cases appear to be moving to larger cutouts due to image washout when flash is used (flash reflecting off the case cutout edges). I'm not finding definitive information on what exactly is different with the 4S that makes this necessary; might just be the more sensitive sensor (as opposed to a brighter flash).

    3. Front ambient sensor - If a case is full-coverage (specifically if it covers the area above the touchscreen), then it may not have a properly positioned cutout for the ambient light sensor on the 4S - which was relocated slightly from the 4.

    So in a nutshell - if you're looking at a bumper case, if it fits the CDMA iPhone 4 it will fit the 4S. If you're looking at a back/side coverage, some older cases (thicker material) might cause flash washout. For full-coverage, make sure the case is specifically designed or approved for the 4S.
  8. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2011

    example if i buy this case not gotta fit for 4s completely , it fit but mute switch already cover
  9. MotleyGrrl macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    I used an original bumper when I first got my 4s and the mute switch was covered a bit. It didn't really bother me much. I could have cut it a bit, but I ended up with a different bumper because I didn't like the way the black or pink looked with my decalgirl skin :p
  10. IBGPN macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2011
    Hot Springs
    hate to bump an old thread but i just wanted to say that i use the defender "universal" fit one on my verizon 4s and have none of those issues. all the sensors work just like they should and i have no washout on my photo's. i got it because it was only $19.97 on amazon and i tried my pals on my phone first to make sure it would work ok.

    here is a couple crummy pics of mine...


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