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

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.

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13 weeks ago
I can already hear people using this as an excuse to complain about Apple more
Rating: 33 Votes
13 weeks ago
"I just spent a grand on the new iPhone, but I'm saving loads by reusing the same $50 case!"
—Nobody Ever
Rating: 16 Votes
13 weeks ago
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.
Rating: 9 Votes
13 weeks ago
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.
Rating: 9 Votes
13 weeks ago
But it sounds like using an XS case on an X should be no issue right?
Rating: 9 Votes
13 weeks ago
My iPhone X with Apple Product Red leather case has the exact same spacing.


Rating: 9 Votes
13 weeks ago

"I just spent a grand on the new iPhone, but I'm saving loads by reusing the same $50 case!"
—Nobody Ever


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.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 weeks ago
What's the point of Apple making the phones thin, lightweight, and colorful if you're going to put a bulky case on it?
Rating: 5 Votes
13 weeks ago
I think the issue is mainly from the fact that Apple do not list the official Apple iPhone X cases on their online store anymore... And so if the new cases don't fit properly, then there's an issue for X owners who want an official case.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago
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.
Rating: 4 Votes

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