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Will my iPhone XS fit in a iPhone X case? Yes!

The two iPhones have the exact same height, width and depth.

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Apple unveiled the iPhone XS at its Sept. 12 event.

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Update (September 19, 10:08 a.m. PT): Marques Brownlee notes on Twitter that "iPhone X cases won't exactly fit perfectly on iPhone XS" because the camera bump on the XS is fractionally larger or in a slightly different location on the XS. But we've tried a handful of X cases on the XS and they all work so far. So long as your X case has a tiny bit of space around the camera bump -- many, if not most, do -- it should fit an XS. We'll update here if that changes.

Buying Apple's new iPhone XS may take a toll on your wallet, but you'll be able to save money on buying a phone case if you have an iPhone X case lying around.

That's because iPhone X cases fit on the iPhone XS. Both iPhones have the same height, width and depth, according to Apple's website.

You can check out CNET's full iPhone comparison chart below -- note the dimensions of the iPhone X and iPhone XS.

iPhone X specs compared to iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

iPhone X* iPhone XR iPhone XS iPhone XS Max
Display size, resolution 5.8-inch; 2,436x1,125 pixels 6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792x828 pixels 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,436x1,125 pixels 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,688x1,242 pixels
Pixel density 458 ppi 326 ppi 458 ppi 458 ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.7x2.79x0.30 in 5.9x3.0x0.33 in 5.7x2.8x0.3 in 6.2x3.0x.3 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 143.6x70.9x7.7 mm 150.9x75.7x8.3 143.6x70.9x7.7 mm 157.5x77.4x7.7 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 6.14 oz; 174 g 6.8oz; 194g 6.24 oz; 177g 7.3; 208g
Price off-contract (USD) $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB) $749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB) $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB) $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB)
Price (GBP) £999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB) £749 (64GB), £799 (128GB), £899 (256GB) £999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB), £1,349 (512GB) $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB)
Price (AUD) AU$1,579 (64GB), AU$1,829 (256GB) AU$1,229 (64GB), AU$1,299 (128GB), AU$1,479 (256GB) AU$1,629 (64GB), AU$1,879 (256GB), AU$2,199 (512GB) AU$1,799 (64GB), AU$2,049 (256GB), AU$2,369 (512GB)

*Note that iPhone X is no longer sold by Apple as of September 12, but remains available through some retailers and carriers.

Apple sometimes releases new iPhones that can use the same cases as older models because they are close enough in size. For example, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 are able to use the same cases, even though the 6S is slightly thicker. But it doesn't always work out that way. iPhone 6S cases won't work on the iPhone 7 even though they are similar sizes, due to the changes to the camera and removal of the headphone jack

Many case makers advertise that their cases fit on both the iPhone XS and iPhone X (like these from OtterBox). The iPhone XS and iPhone X also have nearly the same rear-camera and notch placement, so you can use the same screen protectors or clip-on camera cases for both.

So if you have a spare iPhone X case you can use it with your new iPhone XS. If you don't have one, iPhone X cases should be easy to find because they've been on the market for about a year. You can check out some of CNET's favorite iPhone X cases in the gallery below:

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.