New Otter Box case

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  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I noticed on their website that they dont ask if you have the Verizon or AT&T iPhone 4s. Are both phones identical? I know the iPhone 4 had slight differences between AT&T and Verizon.
     
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Both are identical.
     
  3. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thanks!!
     
  4. j4bles macrumors member

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    I'd suggest getting your Otterbox from Amazon.com though, much cheaper. I got two of the Universal Defender cases and they fit fine and I paid like $24 each for them and free shipping.
     
  5. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    Only problem is Amazon is selling out of all of their cases fast. The good cases that is.
     
  6. troop231 macrumors 603

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    They are not identical, so sick of people giving false info. The camera openings on the new cases are larger.
     
  7. mds macrumors 6502

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    Aren't the 4S phones all the same, though? The 4 is different, but aren't all 4S phones built the same way?
     
  8. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    No, the CDMA and GSM iPhone 4S are identical. You are spreading false information.
     
  9. FullMetalx117 macrumors regular

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    you dont have to buy the new otterbox either. im using the otterbox defender for the original iphone 4 and it works great.
     
  10. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have a new Otter Box case for iPhone 4 but the vibrate switch is stuck because the case butts up against it. Have you checked the vibrate switch on yours? I ordered a new case from otter box because the iPhone 4 case almost broke off the switch.

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    I am asking about the phone, not the case. The two cases are obviously different.

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    Amazon doesn't have the 4S case, I looked.
     
  11. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Basically the universal otter box case for iPhone 4 is not fitting my 4S. The vibrate switch almost broke off when I tried to move it. I ordered a new 4S defender case hoping that it will not impede the vibrate switch. Is anybody else noticing this with their iPhone 4 defender case? Maybe the one I bought is defective or something.
     
  12. FullMetalx117 macrumors regular

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    my old otterbox defender works perfectly. The vibrator is a little close to edge of the case but there is just enough room for it to work perfectly. $60 vs $16...
    u decide
     
  13. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502

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    Everyone saying the case fits perfectly is wrong. The 4s is slightly thinner than the 4. I got an otter defender case yesterday and while it fits, the 4s is loose in the case. Yes, it could work, but it's not acceptable to me.
     
  14. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    I have an Otterbox case for my iPhone 4 (CDMA, so it would fit the 4S as well), and while it would offer good protection, I say stay away. I don't even use it anymore. I bought it from Amazon (not a third party), and I've had the silicone part replaced 3 times already in ~4-5 months because it gets so loose and floppy. I don't remove it or anything, but it loosens up on its own. Terrible stuff, IMO.
     
  15. jsol92 macrumors member

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    I just bought an iPhone 4 Commuter series case for my Verizon 4S. It fits perfectly, nothing is out of place. Camera openings fit perfectly around the lens, volume buttons are spot on, ringer switch is fully exposed, pieces fit snugly in headphone jack/32-pin connector. It's as if it were designed for a 4S all along!

    Funny how Otterbox said this case wouldn't fit the 4S. They just didn't want people buying cheaper iP4 cases off Amazon instead of the full priced iP4S versions on their website ;)
     
  16. iphoneclassic macrumors 6502

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    I observed same issue last night, You don't need new case, just use Dremel/file to trim plastic peice on bottom half close to vibrate switch.
     
  17. j4bles macrumors member

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    That's why I specified the Otterbox Defender UNIVERSAL.

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    Still in stock for this particular one that OP is talking about.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004N7EY6C
     
  18. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Wrong. Would you care to change your tune? Specs, directly off Apple's website. The only spec that is different, besides the mute switch being lower on the 4S than the GSM iPhone 4, is the 4S is slightly heavier.

    iPhone 4S:
    Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
    Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
    Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
    Weight: 4.9 ounces (140 grams)

    iPhone 4:
    Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
    Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
    Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
    Weight: 4.8 ounces (137 grams)
     
  19. skaguyy macrumors newbie

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    I got the otterbox commuter for 25 bucks on outfityours.com

    It was cool too cause they sent me a dollar with it to 'bribe' me to tell others

    got mine in white and black...gotta represent that ska!
     
  20. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    That's the old style defender. The newer one is much nicer. On the old one with the white iPhone I had to remove the plastic over the proximity sensor for it to work.

    Also the new defender is made out of a different material. Much more plastic feeling then the older rubber ones. The only place that I've actually seen the new cases are at&t. I checked best buy, walmart etc etc and they have the older model.
     

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