Your iPhone 7/Plus case will fit the new iPhone 8/Plus


The new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come slightly taller, wider and thicker than their iPhone 7 and 7 Plus predecessors. The differences, however, are a fraction of an inch, so if you have been wondering whether your old case will fit the new phones, it probably will, at least according to Apple's official accessory page. We just took a peak, and there the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cases are listed as compatible with the 7 and 7 Plus. Oh, the joy. 

Not only Apple's, but also all third-party wrappers from Otterbox and others are also listed as compatible with both phone generations, so if you have been thinking of keeping your favorite case you now have on your iPhone 7, and upgrading to the iPhone 8, for example, you will probably be able to fit the new phone in the old case without the help of a heat gun.

Related phones

iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1821 mAh(14h talk time)
iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

They have fking same disign since last 4 years so its not surprising that 8s or whatever will be same for 5th year and so cases also will be same

16. srgonu

Posts: 549; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Its a strategy. This is how apple is helping its customers save money.

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

And ripping them off by increasing the price by $50 in the USA. And more in other parts of the world. For a smaller battery. Forget that Apple will do something incredible to help people save their money.

2. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Only apple can be so retarded and forgiven for same design for almost half a decade.

3. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Porsche too.

4. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

If you don't know, a car has a much larger product life cycle compared to smartphones.

5. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

What are you talking about? 911 is the same since 1963 and there were 9 different main models, plus 5 variations.

6. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I dig what you say, just, we, consumers, tend to get new phones more often than a cars.

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Well, the principle is the same. I buy bread more often than phones but I still don't want a different shape of bread every day... :)

8. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

The problem is people want the iOS part of the iPhone. If it ran Android or some other OS then Apple's smartphone division would have been dead after the 6S.

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Then, it's a good thing that iPhone is running a potent OS like iOS.

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

For whom is it a problem that people want the iOS part of the iPhone? You??

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Not really the same because bread has barely any fashion statement , design value so to say . I've been buying same loaf of square bread for years. Have no issue with that :)

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

But the bread - just like every other food - should be looking good so that I can eat it with pleasure. The same with the phone or the car (just change "eat" with "use" :)).

13. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I agree bread should look not or be damaged in any way. Smartphone consumerism is driven by evolving fashion but the bread :) Bread design is pretty much the same since the dawn of humanity but the phone.

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Well, today's phone is a piece of glass with borders; how nice can it be anyway :)))?

15. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I am a person of arts and I dearly love technology so my answer would be : sky is the limit :))

19. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Why are you guys discussing bread on a tech forum? Maybe it's time for bakeries to sandwich the bread between two pieces of glass and sell it to you....

21. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Is that causing a problem to you ?

22. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Wow dude, you got me good! However, that question I asked in comment no.18 wasn't sarcastic; it was a serious question. So I would like you to answer that. And secondly, my comment no.19 was meant to be a joke. But you took it seriously.

11. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Don't forget Sony for 6+ generations

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yep!!

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