updated 01:20 pm EST, Tue January 11, 2011
XGear preps first Verizon-targeted model
People buying a Verizon iPhone will not be able to use many of the same cases available for AT&T models, hands-on users note. Because the antenna bands on the new device have been rearranged, the volume and mute controls have been correspondingly moved a few millimeters down. Cases for existing iPhones will therefore cover up a Verizon model's controls if they fit at all.
One of the first Verizon iPhone cases to be announced is one belonging to XGear. The accessory is so new, in fact, that XGear has yet to give it a name or number, or reveal pricing and a release date. Sales of the Verizon iPhone are set to begin on February 10th.