Although the appearance of the iPhone XS is virtually unchanged compared to iPhone X, the devices are not identical. It is clear that the Max is bigger and does not fit in current cases. The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs situation is darker.
Macotakara has discovered that the camera bump on the iPhone XS is slightly larger than the iPhone X, which means that some existing cases do not fit perfectly.
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While the excellent thickness of the camera bump remains unchanged, the total housing has grown about a millimeter.
Macotakara measured using digital calipers and found that the iPhone XS bump is 25.50 mm & # 39; tall & # 39 ;. The bump of the iPhone X is 24.13 mm.
This means that cases that are designed to fit exactly in the iPhone X sleeve are probably not suitable for the iPhone XS. The width of the camera bubble has also changed to fractions of a millimeter.
You can see that best visually, in the next image where Macotakara placed an iPhone X in an iPhone XS case.
iPhone X in an iPhone XS case, imperfect fit
If you look closely, you can see how the iPhone X camera stops at the bottom of the hole in the iPhone XS case, and does not really fill the width. It does not have a perfect fit, which means that it is not a perfect fit to place an iPhone XS in an iPhone X case.
During their tests, Macotakara discovered that the Apple iPhone X leather case would fit on the iPhone XS, but they had to use some power to get it.
They measured that the housing of the Apple iPhone X had a camera bar with an opening of 25 mm high. The equivalent official XS case was 25.68 mm, without any power to extend it like the iPhone X cover.
It is worth noting that Apple does not mention the iPhone XS cases as backward compatible with iPhone X, and it stops its iPhone X cover this week.
For third-party cases, it depends on the design whether an iPhone X housing will work. In most cases it will be the task, even if the fit is not quite there – they can be a bit loose.
The Apple Schemes for case manufacturers recommend a 24.73 mm opening for iPhone XS cases, so if a rigid case follows exactly these specifications, there is a possibility that the XS may not fit at all.
Apart from variance in camera shots, it is worth repeating that the XS also has an extra antenna strap at the bottom left of the chassis, which means it has asymmetrical holes.
While the iPhone X had six holes on each side of the Lightning port, the XS has three holes on the left and six on the right. Most of the cases have an open bottom and leave the entire bottom of the phone open, as Apple does, but it is something to keep in mind.