Now that Apple and Verizon Wireless have announced the launch date of the new Verizon 4, the internet has been abuzz as to whether standard iPhone 4 cases will fit this new phone.
Structural Changes to the Phone
There is a new style of antenna on the Verizon iPhone 4 (most likely to avoid the issues associated with the iPhone 4!). As a result Apple has needed to make some structural changes to the body of the phone. These changes involved a slight shift in the location of the on/off and mute buttons, along with a little repositioning of the external antenna.
Apple Introduces the iPhone Universal Case
Initially, it was understood that existing iPhone 4 cases would not fit the new Verizon phone. However, Apple has recently introduced a universal bumper case. The universal bumper case see's the hole for the vibrate button further elongated toward the volume buttons thus accommodating both the AT&T and Verizon iPhone's. So, the good news is that the iPhone 4 universal case styles will fit the new Verizon iPhone 4.
Some Cases Fit Both Verizon and AT&T iPhones
However, there are some existing iPhone cases that will fit both the Verizon and AT&T versions and if you are lucky you may just own one! For example, the Sonix Snap slim case is a classic glove case with one opening for the mute and volume buttons. This will make it compatible with both iPhone versions. Also, leather pouch cases and flip cases should fit both versions of the iPhone 4.
While you might think your phone case choices are limited, iPhone case manufacturers have been busy designing and creating cases customized for the Verizon iPhone. These cases will be available at the time of the release of the , in a variety of styles from which to choose.
Protect Your Phone with a Verizon Case
Of course you will certainly want to purchase a case when you purchase your new Verizon iPhone 4 as cases offer great protection for the phone. A cased phone is cushioned to withstand the impact of drops and bumps to the phone with the end result of having your phone last longer than one that is not in a case. Phone cases also help to reduce scratches and nicks to the phone.
While the main function of phone cases is protection, case manufacturers have the consumers in mind and offer a variety of designs and styles. You also have a choice of materials, such as aluminum, leather, and hard plastic or soft silicone.
You can be sure that you will have a great selection of styles from which to choose when you buy your new Verizon Wireless iPhone 4
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