Will iPhone 4S Work in an Iphone 4 Case? iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Topped 1 Million in 24 Hours
Will Your iPhone 4S Work in an iPhone 4 Case?
Although the inside of the iPhone 4S contains some major differences from its predecessor, the exterior of the iPhone 4S looks exactly like the iPhone 4.
As Amy-Mae Elliott pointed out last week, that means most iPhone 4 cases will work just fine with the iPhone 4S.
Still, in the run-up to Friday’s launch date, we’re seeing a lot of conflicting information about what cases and accessories will and won’t work with the new iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 4S does have a few minor design changes from original iPhone 4. Notably, the mute switch and the two volume buttons have moved ever-so-slightly to accommodate a new antenna. Eagle-eyed iPhone fans will recognize these changes from the launch of the Verizon iPhone back in February.
Although most iPhone 4 cases will still work with the Verizon iPhone 4/iPhone 4S, cases that were designed to specifically mold to the side button layouts may be slightly off.
The good news is that over the course of the last eight months, the vast majority of case makers have updated their molds to account for the new design. Most simply have an elongated rectangle on the side of the case to account for the buttons. A few have gone as far as to create specific button holes in cases for Verizon iPhones.
What this means is that if you purchased a case for your iPhone 4 within the last six to eight months, chances are, that case will fit the iPhone 4S. For users who got a case or bumper when Apple launched the iPhone 4 in June 2010, the situation is slightly more complicated and you might want to bring your case with you when standing in line to get the new phone.
Still, the cases sold alongside the iPhone 4S in Apple Store in the U.S. and across the world should be fully compatible with the iPhone 4S.
And for the super-paranoid, we’ve already put together a list of some iPhone 4S-friendly cases.
iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top 1 Million in 24 Hours
Allaying any doubts that the iPhone 4S will be a big seller, Apple announced pre-orders for the new model topped 1 million in 24 hours, which breaks the previous single-day record of 600,000 for the iPhone 4.
In a press release posted on Apple.com — the company’s first public statement since Steve Jobs’s death — Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said he was “blown away” by the consumer response to the iPhone 4S.
Apple began taking pre-orders on the phone Friday, three days after the company introduced it in a press conference and two days after Jobs died. The iPhone 4S will go on sale in the U.S. at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, Oct. 14. The phone comes in black and white and will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16 GB model, $299 for the 32 GB version and $399 for the 64 GB model.
The strong pre-orders come after some, who expected an iPhone 5, were underwhelmed by Apple’s iPhone 4S announcement. However, Apple’s deviation from its usual iPhone shipping schedule — new phones have been announced every summer since 2007 until now — has created pent-up demand for the device.
Otterbox Defender Series Case for iPhone 4s