Owners of the iPhone X who upgrade to the iPhone XS may not be able to use their existing smartphone cases with the new mobile device, after the discovery the protrusion of the rear camera on the iPhone XS is larger than on the previous model, which can lead to a problem for some protective accessories.
The iPhone XS is comparable in size to the iPhone X and shares the same length, width and thickness with the model of last year. Although this may mean that most cases made for the iPhone X to fit the iPhone XS, a report from Macotakara notes that the slightly larger rear camera area may be too large for cases where the camera cutout was made with the dimensions of the iPhone X in mind.
It is likely that the camera bubble has been extended to accommodate a new, larger sensor for the wide-angle camera in the iPhone XS, which has a larger pixel distance.
The camera unit of the iPhone X is 24.13 millimeters long and 11.26 millimeters wide. According to the measurements of the report, while the width of the camera bubble of the iPhone XS is marginally larger by 11.27 millimeters, the length is 25.50 millimeters, making it 1.37 millimeters longer than that of the iPhone X.
In situations where the recess on the back of the bag is produced to provide a good fit for the iPhone X camera bump, it is unlikely that the same cover is suitable for the larger iPhone XS bump. For those cases that offer more space around the iPhone X camera, the chances are that the iPhone XS will work with few problems.
The report also indicates that the size problem also works in reverse, also for Apple's own cases for the iPhone XS. An iPhone X fits quite easily into a case produced for an iPhone XS, but the larger dimensions of the recess on the back can cause a noticeable aperture around a part of the camera bubble instead of fitting properly.
The size of the camera shutdown may not be the only thing that could affect the usability of the iPhone X iPhone XS case.
The report also claims that there has been a change in the arrangement of Hall Effect sensors between the smartphones, which are used to automatically activate and sleep an iPhone by opening a front cover, because the function does not work in the iPhone XS when a Case for the iPhone X Leather Folio.