Can anyone recommend iPhone 5S cases that work well with the finger-print scanner? I know the cases Apple sells are compatible, but any others would be great. Please suggest with links. Thanks.

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I don't see the point why a normal iPhone 5 case not work for you as the physical dimensioning for both of them is same and the TouchID is on the Home Button and no Case in general covers that, So all the cases compatible with iPhone 5 will be compatible with iPhone 5S.

  • I have a iPhone 5 case that hinders the touch ID. Its a little too thick around the home-button.
    – aseem
    Oct 1, 2013 at 17:43
  • As I said most of the cases this thing is true, in specific situations you may have to buy a new case. You can see the discussion on the Apple Store page store.apple.com/us/question/answers/iphone/…
    – killswitch
    Oct 1, 2013 at 17:45
  • So you do see my point now. lol
    – aseem
    Oct 1, 2013 at 18:00
  • I get you point, what I wanted to say was that a normal case for iPhone 5 can be used for iPhone 5S as well.
    – killswitch
    Oct 1, 2013 at 18:05
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    @killswitch "all the cases compatible with the iPhone 5 will be compatible with the iPhone 5S" Define "compatible" ... because there is now a larger dual flash area and a touchID home button that needs a bit more space around the edge for finger detection. While the 5S will fit in the same case physically, several cases do not have the appropriate spacing for one or both. So, the question by OP is very valid. Who wants to be the guinea pig on an expensive case, to find out it blocks part of the flash or touchID?
    – user60614
    Oct 26, 2013 at 9:11

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