iPhone 4 Cases Probably Won't Fit the iPhone 4S

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Though the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S look the same, it seems like the AT&T iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S are just different enough—the silent switch and volume up/down buttons are shifted ever so slightly—that your old cases won't fit.

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The iPhone 4S button layout is a lot like the Verizon iPhone 4 (though we can't confirm if they're exactly the same) and those cases needed to accomodate for the button shift. There were cases that worked for both models, yes, but if you had an AT&T iPhone 4 and a case that didn't have an open gap for the iPhone's left side buttons, you'll proobaaably need to look for a new one. And here you thought Apple didn't change anything! [Android-Sale via UberGizmo]

DISCUSSION

geolemon
geolemon

How completely unnecessary and inconvenient. So much for "design" and "engineering". They can't even consider compatibility, apparently.

Apple's good for one thing - sucking money out of your wallet. Go on, buy a new case, they don't care that you liked your old one. You can always buy a new one. You know, when they start making them. It's only your time, and only your money.