Some iPhone X cases may not fit iPhone XS

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You'll probably have to buy a new case for the iPhone XS.
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iPhone X owners that pre-ordered the new iPhone XS might be in for some disappointment when they try to slap their old case on the new iPhone.

Even though the dimensions of the iPhone XS are practically identical to the iPhone X, it appears that Apple has made a very small change to the camera bump in the back that could make some old cases incompatible.

Apple managed to increase the camera sensor by 32% on the iPhone XS without making it any thicker. The devices look pretty much identical, but Mac Otakara discovered the bump on the back of the iPhone XS is just slightly different.

The length of the iPhone X camera bump is 24.13mm while on the iPhone XS, the length is 25.50 mm. That extra millimeter doesn’t sound like much, cases that fit tightly around the camera on the iPhone X won’t work on the iPhone XS. The width of the two camera bumps is also slightly larger as well.

Apple’s own iPhone X Leather folio case doesn’t fit the iPhone XS. It’s highly likely that many other cases won’t work with it as well.

Luckily, there are a ton of gorgeous new iPhone XS cases coming out soon that won’t cover up the camera. Unfortunately, that means you’ll have to shell out more money on your iPhone XS, but after spending over $1000 on a new phone, what’s another $50?