Will my old iPhone X case fit the new iPhone XS?

Will my old iPhone X case fit the new iPhone XS?
The new iPhone XS comes in as slightly heavier than its obvious predecessor, the iPhone X, that is now discontinued  - 6.24 ounces (177 grams) vs 6.14 ounces (174 grams), for some reason.

The differences in size, however, are not even a fraction of an inch, unlike during the iPhone 7 to iPhone 8 move, so if you have been wondering whether your old case will fit the new phone when you put the naked X up on Craigslist, it should. 

Will my old iPhone X case fit the new iPhone XS?
We just took a peek at the official accessory page, and all iPhone X cases by Apple are gone, as the phone has been discontinued, while the ones listed for the XS aren't cited as compatible with the X for the same reason. Oh, the joy. 

Third-party wrappers from Spigen, Case-mate, Otterbox, and others, however, are showing their new XS cases to be compatible with both phone generations, so sleep tight.

Thus, if you have been thinking of keeping your favorite case you now have on your iPhone X, and upgrading to the iPhone XS without splurging more than the $999 Apple demands for it, you will be able to fit the new phone in the old case without the help of a heat gun.

Related phones

iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh

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6 Comments

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 776; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

2018 iPhone are rebranded iPhone X. little Improvements are only due to TSMC 7nm Nod. AND A larger display from Samsung. Other then that they are Exactly the same s**t with higher price.

3. whatev

Posts: 2112; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Just like the GS9 and Note 9, just that if you compare the interest that people have on those phones and iPhones, it’s like nobody cares about Samsung

2. Yeahseen

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 08, 2017

Did anyone notice that the main wallpaper on iphone10s and 10s max tries to "hide" the notch? unlike last year's which completely displayed the notch.....just asking

4. D34ever

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

If one already has the X, why would one want to upgrade to the Xs?

5. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Normally, one shouldn't change the phone in the S-year, if they bought the phone the year before.

6. VULVA-MARE

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

NO. While the exterior dimensions and overall form of the phone body remains, the camera bump is different just slightly. If that doesn’t bother you ... yeah, they are the same. See that in MKBHD’s video at 02:00, video entitled “Apple iPhone Xs Review: A (S)mall Step Up!”

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