Speck Fitted Cases for Verizon iPhone 4

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  1. MarximusMG macrumors 6502a

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    I know we don't have official specs on the placement of the buttons on the Verizon iPhone 4, but I have read that, at most, the buttons have been moved just 2 mm downward. Do you guys think that these Speck Fitted cases will still be compatible? The opening for the buttons looks large enough to accommodate the change.

    http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone/iphone-4/fitted/fitted-1419.html
     
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    My guess is by the time you can start ordering the specs will be out and then manufactures can adjust as needed.
     
  3. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The thing is, I'm not even sure if these specific cases will be adjusted because of the size of the opening on the side. Obviously cases such as the bumpers will have to be, because they don't include large openings for the buttons. I doubt that Speck would change these Fitted Cases, though, and just wanted to see what everyone thought regarding these specific cases.
     
  4. THE dAY macrumors 6502

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    I have the speck fitted from the free case program and it will likely not fit the Verizon iPhone.

    The mute switch is ok since it is lowered but the "minus" volume button is lowered as well and will probably hit the bottom part of the case cutout.

    Even if minus button does make it, it will look uneven and will be difficult to press sitting so close to the cutout.

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  5. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks so much for your input! Don't want to be a pain, but would there be any way you could measure the distance between the minus volume button and the edge of the case? Or at least estimate how many millimeters it is? I'm really set on getting one of these cases, and I'm not sure if Speck will update them (and if they do, if they'll be available on February 10).
     
  6. THE dAY macrumors 6502

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    It's ~2.5mm gap.

    Judging by the pics, you would be cutting it close.

    Try emailing Speck and see what they're up to regarding the Verizon version.
     
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    I would say it would fit with the current case however it wouldn't look great because there would be a tiny gap at one side and a large gap at the other.
     
  9. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, great. Thanks. I contacted them via their Twitter account a few days ago, but I should probably email them as well. I'll post here for anyone else interested when I get a reply.
     
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    I wonder if the iFrogz Luxe cases would fit? They seem to have a pretty wide opening on the side.
     
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    Another member just posted this picture:


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    If this picture is accurate, it makes me wonder if the previous picture is misleading, because it is taken at an angle. Maybe the buttons are moved even less than 2 mm...
     
  12. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Based on this photo, I'd have to say that these Speck Fitted cases won't be modified. It doesn't seem like they'd need to be.
     
  13. THE dAY macrumors 6502

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    Very true, looking at this new pic makes it clear that the pic I posted is misleading due to the angles.

    That new photo shows a much clearer picture of how the buttons are.

    You shouldn't have any problems.
     
  14. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I got an official response from Speck. This is what I emailed them:

    --Hi,
    I just wanted to know whether or not you will be modifying the Fitted Cases for the iPhone 4 on Verizon, or if you will continue to sell those cases for the Verizon model as well? Thanks!--

    And this is their reply:

    --Yes, we are modifying our cases to fit the Verizon iPhone4. I do not have a date, however, on when these will be available.--

    So, just to make things a little more confusing, it sounds like they may be modifying them. I did email back asking for clarification on whether or not they would be specifically modifying the fitted cases.
     
  15. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just another update for anyone that might care...

    Got another response from Speck, and the representative said that she wasn't sure if the Fitted cases would be updated for the Verizon iPhone 4. She did say, however, that even if they were, they wouldn't be ready at launch.

    Because I need my new baby protected from day one, I went ahead and ordered the current Fitted case from them. Seems like it will work just perfectly! :D
     
  16. THE dAY macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the update, post a pic of the case with the Verizon iPhone when you can.

    It should be a decent fit.
     
  17. MarximusMG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will do! They'll be up here on the 10th! ;)
     
  18. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    The bottom vol button on the CDMA phone is 0.65 mm lower, if that helps. Also, note the tolerance is +/- 0.2 mm.
     
  19. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I'm in the same boat, I'm trying to find a case so i can at least protect the phone when i get it. I bought some cheap bumpers and hope to modify them in the meantime.

    Most compaines i have contacted so far all say they will be ready in the 1st month of release, but that does nothing for launch as of yet.
     
  20. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    I'm going to order a Fitted from Zazzle.com, couple really cool designs I am trying to choose between. They seem to be fine with returns so worst case I will exchange it for a Verizon case. :)
     
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