Are all iPhone 5 cases compatible with the iPhone 5s?
The short answer is mostly.
Aside from the new colours and internal upgrades, there are only two physical differences to consider. The first one is the new home button (with the finger print scanner). Since it remains exactly the same size, it doesn’t affect case compatibility most of the time, however there are a small number of cases that cover the home button so they had to be redesigned for the 5s (such as the ones from LifeProof).
The second change is the camera flash on the back of the phone – the iPhone 5s features a taller, pill shaped flash whereas the iPhone 5 features a smaller circle one, see below:
As a result, a very small number of iPhone 5 cases are no longer compatible with the iPhone 5s, such as the one below:
To make sure you receive the right case, the CaseOn team has reviewed every case in our range to ensure 100% compatibility! Every case in our iPhone 5s category is guaranteed to work with the iPhone 5s.
Click here to see all our iPhone 5s cases.