Will iPhone 6 Cases Fit the iPhone 7?

Photo courtesy of 9to5Mac

Photo courtesy of 9to5Mac

Unlike the update from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 6s, where the only changes seem to be internal, an increase in the number merits a physical design change. This was true from the 4 to the 5 and the 5 to the 6. The new iPhone 7 may look similar to the iPhone 6, but Apple has changed an important part of the phone that makes all iPhone 6 cases incompatible with it.

Camera Hump

iPhone 7 CameraIf it wasn’t obvious already, the camera hump has significantly been changed in size, now much wider with a smooth bezel around it, compared to the hard edges on the 6 series.

iPhone 7 Plus CameraThis will most likely make any case you have incompatible. Other changes such as a lack of a headphone jack and the addition of a speaker won’t make much of a difference, but the physical limitation is even more evident in the iPhone 7 Plus with the new dual camera system.

Looking at the tech specs of the iPhone 6s compared to the iPhone 7, they’re identical in size otherwise:

iPhone 7 Size:

iPhone 7 Size

iPhone 6s Size:

iPhone 6s Size

SOURCES:

iMore – Your iPhone 6s cases won’t fit the iPhone 7
Apple – iPhone 6s Tech Specs
Apple – iPhone 7 Tech Specs