Do you need a new case for the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus?

September 12th was the day for Apple Smartphone fans, and it saw Apple announce the advent of three iPhone products; the iPhone 8 and 8+, and then iPhone X. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus resemble the previous models of the particular series, while iPhone X, well, it doesn’t.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are a huge advancement of the previous models, and they outdo their predecessors in every possible way.  iPhone X, on the other hand, is an entirely new product featuring Apple’s gorgeous new glass design, and it might be the cutest iPhone ever to grace the market.

However, overlooking all the hype, all these advancements, glass designs and huge prices mean one thing; that the iPhone is more delicate than ever. This then means that you have to get a case for your brand new iPhone.

So do you need to buy a new case if you have one for iPhone 7 or 7 Plus?

Fortunately, you don’t need to buy a new case if you have already one for your iPhone.

This is because Apple has pretty much maintained the design that they use for their iPhone and iPhone Plus series. This means that iPhone 8 is nearly identical to iPhone 7, and the same applies to iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus.

Here are a few specs regarding the sizes;

Model Size and weight
·    iPhone 7  138.3 mm X 67.1 mm X 7.1 mm and weighs 138 grams
·    iPhone 8  138.4 mm X 67.3 mm X 7.3 mm and weighs 148 grams
·    iPhone 7 Plus  158.2 mm X 77.9 mm X 7.3 mm and weighs 188 grams
·    iPhone 8 Plus  158.4 mm X 78.1 mm X 7.5 mm and weighs 202 grams


“Top; iPhone 7, Bottom; iPhone 8” Source: Apple

From the above specs, you can see that although the particular phones aren’t exactly identical, they almost are. The iPhone 8 is 0.1mm taller and 0.2mm wider and thicker than the iPhone 7. Similar dimensional differences can be found between the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus.

The only big difference here comes in terms of the weight because the larger batteries have made the phones slightly heavier. However, this doesn’t in any way affect the design.

The most important features that determine whether a phone case fits are the positions of the camera, the camera size, and the regular ports. These have been maintained in their usual positions, and this means that you don’t have to chop some extra cash for your new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.

However, if you are planning on buying an iPhone X, then you will have to buy a new case. This is because it features a whole new design, camera shape, location, etc. There is, therefore, no current case you can use with it.

If you are pretty much comfortable with your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus case, you can take advantage of the compatibility and use it for your new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus smartphone. Try carved wood cases! Everyone should have a wooden skin for their phone.

“Carved Wood iPhone Case” Source: Carved

Apple has also launched new accessories to accompany their new devices. There are new standard Silicone and Leather cases for iPhone x, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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