iPhone X Cases May Have Slightly Imperfect Fit on iPhone XS Due to New Camera Bump Dimensions

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While the iPhone X and iPhone XS have identical overall dimensions, a new report suggests that iPhone X cases may have a slightly imperfect fit on the iPhone XS due to very slight changes to the camera bump dimensions.

    iPhone X in Apple's new iPhone XS Leather Case

    No, the camera bump is not any thicker, as Daring Fireball's John Gruber confirmed in his iPhones XS review on Wednesday. However, eagle-eyed Japanese blog Mac Otakara has discovered that the camera bump is ever so slightly longer and wider on the iPhone XS than the one on the iPhone X.

    Head over to the translated report for specific numbers, but the gist is that the iPhone XS camera bump is up to a millimeter or two longer and wider than the one on the iPhone X, potentially affecting case compatibility.

    We expect that most iPhone X cases will more or less fit the iPhone XS without issue, but Mac Otakara provided a photo of an iPhone X in Apple's new iPhone XS Leather Case, and you can see that it isn't quite a perfect fit. The camera bump should be flush with the opening in the case, and it's off just a bit.

    In other words, the camera cutout on the iPhone XS Leather Case is a bit larger, to accomodate for the new iPhone XS camera bump dimensions. In reverse, the camera cutout on an iPhone X case may be a bit too small for the iPhone XS.

    All in all, treat this as a warning that some iPhone X cases, especially ones with a very tight fit around the camera bump, might have an imperfect fit on the iPhone XS. It's not really a big deal, but something to keep in mind.

    Article Link: iPhone X Cases May Have Slightly Imperfect Fit on iPhone XS Due to New Camera Bump Dimensions
  2. benshive macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2017
    United States
    I can already hear people using this as an excuse to complain about Apple more
  3. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Darn, I guess I’m going to have to buy that beautiful new Forest Green Apple Leather Case after all if my Cosmos Blue iPhone X one won’t fit.
  4. skinned66 macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    Buy another one if it bothers you so much.
  5. kemal macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2001
    Perhaps a new design to make the bezel rivets harder to pop out?
  6. NashMan2 macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    I guess I'll have to return my new phone.......
  7. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
  8. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    "I just spent a grand on the new iPhone, but I'm saving loads by reusing the same $50 case!"
    —Nobody Ever​
  9. CJM macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2005
    Just noticed the cases are now £5 more expensive on the XS. My 6 plus case was £40. £50 for the X. It’s now £55 for a XS case.

    Cue swear words.
  10. Abiatha Swelter macrumors member

    Abiatha Swelter

    Jun 5, 2015
    What's the point of Apple making the phones thin, lightweight, and colorful if you're going to put a bulky case on it?
  11. iansilv macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007

    Sorry- had to.
  12. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    I planned to buy an "old" iPhone X case but I'll get one specifically for the Xs to be on the safe side
  13. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I get the idea of "just get a new case for your new phone!" I'm going from a 7 to an XS, so I have to anyway. But all the cases I'm seeing for the XS? If you look at the models, they were actually designed for the X. I'm not talking about blinged out cases that you can get at a mall kiosk, but Otterbox and Spigen. So "getting another case" is probably going to result in an ill fitting case.
  14. Scooz macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2012
    I guess I‘m going to have to buy that new XS now that my Spring Yellow case has marks.
  15. blend1976 macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2008
    I can't take a picture, but my iPhone X in my Brown Leather Apple iPhone X case has a very similar gap. It may be a touch thinner of a gap, but looks almost the same.
  16. max.ine macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2016
    Incidentally, I’ve never gotten the big deal about the iPhone back colours when I’m too scared to use the device without a case anyway. Do you guys use clear cases or something?

    It at least made some sense when there was a front to the display—I’m posting this from a white-front 7 Plus—but with that gone, is there any point to the colours for us case users?
  17. realeric macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    Imperfection? Oh, The sky is falling.
  18. mmomega, Sep 19, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018

    mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    My iPhone X with Apple Product Red leather case has the exact same spacing.
  19. alpi123 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2014
    Indeed. But I don't think you'll be happy when you accidentally drop it and get it all cracked or scratched up. It kinda loses its beautifulness.

    At least, Apple's cases look very good with beautiful colors.
  20. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    So when it went from iPhone 7 to iPhone 8, they had the same design, same RAM, same camera, and fit cases the same, but required a full "7 to 8" rename.

    But when it goes from the X to XS, it gets 33% more RAM, different antenna line/grill layout, larger & better camera, and use different designed cases, it only got a minor "X to XS" rename.
  21. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    So official cases can’t be reused x to xs?

    Dang ! That would suck to deal with
  22. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    Some people use the iPhone without a case. I don't know how many of them, almost every iPhone I see during my commute is on a case so I bet the vast majority of users feel safe with a case, but I can see why they offer a variety of colors.
    I used to carry my iPhone 5 "naked" but stopped with iPhone 6, it felt too slippery and the following models were no better.
  23. Dormammu macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2013
    A mysterious location in the middle of nowhere
    But it sounds like using an XS case on an X should be no issue right?
  24. H3LL5P4WN, Sep 19, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018

    H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    Interestingly enough, my bootleg (albeit a pretty good bootleg) silicone case has that exact same offset gap around the camera bump as depicted in the OP. I bought it approximately 2 weeks ago.

    My real X silicone case fits perfectly (meaning no gap).
  25. kcslc macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2018
    I use my iPhone 7 Plus case on my iPhone 8 Plus. Works great. I spent a grand on my iPhone last year and saved $50 by using the same case.

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