The iPhone 13 is about to be eclipsed by a brand new line of iPhones, but it surely’s nonetheless some of the highly effective telephones on the market, and whereas it is probably the most superior mannequin up to now, it nonetheless breaks in the very same means as its predecessors. Cracks, dents and scratches are the iPhone’s arch enemy, and a good-quality case is its finest good friend. Sure, the iPhone 13 is delicate, however there are many choices in relation to safety. Simply do not forget that you want an iPhone 13-specific case to get the job finished appropriately.

Every new cellphone requires its personal specific iPhone 13 case, so it’s essential to be sure you’re getting the proper one to suit your particular iPhone 13 mannequin, together with the iPhone 13 Mini and 13 Professional Max. 

The iPhone 13 Professional (proper) has a significantly bigger digital camera array than the 12 Professional (left).

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Most of those iPhone 13 case critiques are primarily based on the optimistic experiences I’ve had with the identical manufacturers on the iPhone 12 collection (and former fashions). I will be updating this listing of one of the best iPhone 13 circumstances with new choices as they arrive. I attempted to incorporate a wide range of cellphone case kinds from slimmer to extra protecting iPhone 13 case fashions, in addition to ones that supply full-screen safety and nifty options like a built-in kickstand or pockets.

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Speck has introduced a lot of its iPhone 12 case designs to the iPhone 13, together with such in style clear fashions because the Presidio Good-Clear and Good-Clear with Grips, and the Presidio2 Professional (the pink one above). Speck’s grip case with built-in MagSafe value $10 extra. (I am a fan of MagSafe circumstances as a result of they provide the possibility to connect a MagSafe accent on to the case, not your cellphone.)

All the brand new fashions have good drop safety (13 to 16 ft, relying on the mannequin) in addition to Speck’s Microban antimicrobial safety. Irrespective of which mannequin you select, Speck typically provides a reduction for first-time patrons.

If you’re searching for a extra cheap Speck case, I did discover its Gemshell translucent cases for iPhone 13 promoting for round $20 on Amazon. I just like the ombre version. Nevertheless, these aren’t geared up with MagSafe.

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Cyrill is a sister model to Spigen and its circumstances are arguably barely extra trendy, though they value a couple of bucks extra. We’re linking to the Leather-based Brick case, pictured right here in cream (it is fake “vegan” leather-based), however the $17 Silicone case (pictured in teal) and clear $17 Cecile circumstances are additionally good. The Silicone case is principally a knockoff of Apple’s Silicone case with out the MagSafe characteristic.


MagSafe circumstances can get fairly dear, however for those who’re searching for a cheap clear MagSafe case on your new iPhone 13 collection cellphone, Spigen’s Extremely Hybrid Magazine is an effective worth at round $20. Spigen additionally sells a non-Magazine model of this case for about $5 much less and has a number of different iPhone 13 case choices. I additionally tried the Spigen Magazine Armor case however discovered that equipment stick higher to the Extremely Hybrid Magazine.

No drop ranking is listed for the case, however Spigen’s clear circumstances really feel like they provide affordable safety. If you would like a tricky case with stronger safety, the Spigen Robust Armor case, which features a kickstand, is an possibility for $17, however I personally favor Spigen’s Extremely Hybrid circumstances (the Extremely Hybrid S additionally has an built-in kickstand).

Observe that loads of these cheaper clear circumstances have a behavior of turning yellow and degrading over time (and turning into much less translucent), however they’re low cost sufficient that you simply in all probability will not thoughts shelling out for a alternative case on your Apple iPhone if that occurs.

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It is a fairly cool possibility for these searching for a MagSafe case, plus a MagSafe pockets that converts right into a stand. You possibly can take pleasure in a pleasant case and actually good MagSafe pockets/stand accent that shops as much as three bank cards. 

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OtterBox made a reputation for itself with its tremendous protecting Defender collection case, however most individuals need one thing much less cumbersome lately. The Symmetry collection is slim with beveled edges, making it an excellent mixture of smooth and protecting. A raised bumper helps act as a display screen protector. 

A number of colour choices can be found, together with clear, and I am a fan of the brand new Symmetry Plus Clear for MagSafe (pictured within the center in pink). The Symmetry Plus Pop case, pictured on the left, integrates a PopSockets PopGrip and is wi-fi charging-compatible, which is essential. The Symmetry Sequence Plus case on the suitable (in pink) is on the market in numerous colours and in addition has a MagSafe model for $10 extra. OtterBox gives a reduction for first-time patrons on its web site.

OtterBox’s Commuter case gives raised bezel safety, can also be fairly slim and has grips on the again. I am a fan of that mannequin, which additionally is available in a model with MagSafe for $10 extra.

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Snakehive’s Metro Leather-based case form of has all the pieces you’d need in an iPhone 13 case: An attention-grabbing look, good grip and an built-in kickstand. It is also MagSafe suitable, so you should utilize it with any MagSafe accent. It appears fairly protecting however I want the corners had been extra raised, permitting for higher display screen safety within the occasion of a fall. Nonetheless, it is a good case that is available in 4 colours. 

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I’ve all the time been a fan of Moshi’s iPhone circumstances and all its prime circumstances can be found for all of the iPhone 13 fashions. The Altra (left — $45), accessible in three colour choices, is probably the most distinct-looking and has a geometrical rubber end that makes your cellphone good and grippy. It additionally features a lanyard (the little loop that the lanyard clips onto may be eliminated if you’re not utilizing the lanyard).

The Overture (center — $50), is a two-in-one folio pockets case that converts right into a stand for video watching. You suit your iPhone right into a slim shell case that then magnetically adheres to the quilt, which has slots for storing bank cards and money. It is one of many nicer folio circumstances accessible. It is accessible in black or pink. 

I additionally just like the IGlaze (proper — $40), which form of mimics the glass again of the iPhone whereas defending the actual glass again. It is available in 5 colours. The iGlaze XT (not pictured — $30) is a transparent case.

One characteristic that is lacking is MagSafe compatibility. The iGlaze makes use of Moshi’s SnapTo mounting system (a automotive and wall mount are bought individually). 

All Moshi circumstances are eligible for its 10-year International Guarantee program.

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I’ve acquired many case samples and that is at present one among my favorites. OtterBox owns LifeProof and you may actually see (excuse the pun) the affect on LifeProof’s See MagSafe case, which arguably has a barely cleaner look and higher traces than OtterBox’s Symmetry Sequence circumstances. 

This case can also be accessible in a transparent model with out MagSafe for $10 much less, however this case is the higher alternative for those who’re in any respect all in favour of MagSafe. It is available in a couple of completely different colour choices (the mannequin proven right here is listed as purple/pink but it surely reads extra as burgundy) and is designed to face up to drops as much as 6.6 ft.

LifeProof’s different circumstances — the Next, Fre and eco-friendly Wake — return for the iPhone 13, and whereas they’re actually good and now have MagSafe (apart from the Wake), I feel the See might be one of the best of the bunch for on a regular basis use. All of them characteristic the identical 6.6-foot drop safety, although the flagship Fre and Subsequent supply higher dust- and water-resistance than the See. 

LifeProof, like a number of different case-makers, has change into extra inexperienced lately. The Wave is made with 85% ocean-based recycled plastic, whereas LifeProof’s different circumstances are made with 45-50% recycled plastic. 

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These Caseology circumstances aren’t geared up with MagSafe however they’re good circumstances for his or her modest value. I notably just like the NanoPop (the inexperienced case within the center), which appears to be like and seems like an Apple Silicone case, with a soft-to-the-touch end, however prices so much much less. It prices $15-$17, relying on the colour. 

The Parallax ($15-$17) is on the left and the Skyfall ($14-$16) has a clear again. The Vault (not pictured) is the most cost effective at $13.

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Nomad’s line of good Horween leather-based circumstances involves the iPhone 13. Like earlier Nomad fashions, they’re designed to develop a “rugged” patina because the oils out of your pores and skin work together with them over time. The brand new Trendy Leather-based Case is on the market in black, brown and a lighter pure colour that I like. They’re rated for 10-foot (3-meter) drop safety and geared up with MagSafe. In the meantime, the Trendy Leather-based Folio goes for $80.

There’s additionally a extra inexpensive Sport model for $40 that is geared up with MagSafe as nicely (it is not a leather-based case, nonetheless, however does look fairly slick).

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OtterBox’s Aneu Sequence circumstances had been amongst my favorites for the iPhone 12, and the corporate has redesigned the Aneu as an iPhone 13 case. It now has an uncovered ring on the again to higher spotlight that it’s a MagSafe case (the earlier model had MagSafe but it surely was hidden).

A prime MagSafe case, the Aneu is pretty slim but feels sturdy and stable. It additionally has a slight grip to it with raised display screen bumpers to assist preserve your display screen from cracking when falling face down. I personally just like the case in darkish blue (pictured) and pink (not pictured).

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Raptic’s iPhone circumstances are available in a wide range of kinds and value rather less than competing premium circumstances from Speck and OtterBox. The Raptic Air (left), which I personally like finest, is $30. So is the thicker Raptic Defend (center). The Terrain is a bit more at $40, but it surely’s the one one among these three that’s totally made in America and biodegradable.

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Casetify is understood for its eye-catching designs on the again of a transparent case. They’re comparatively slim, sleek-looking circumstances that supply respectable safety and are available in a wide range of design patterns, with some particular attraction to youngsters. A few of the designs are hit-or-miss, however I preferred the samples I acquired. I ought to word that costs seem to have gone up: Casetify circumstances now begin at $55. 

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Rokform’s been making robust iPhone circumstances for years and other than their sturdiness, their key characteristic is the flexibility to make use of them with numerous mounts — together with bike and bike mounts — which might be bought individually. I personally favor the Crystal collection however the Rugged case is barely extra, nicely, rugged. The brand new iPhone 13 circumstances are additionally MagSafe, so that they value $10 greater than the iPhone 12 fashions.

Rokform’s iPhone 13 circumstances have detachable magnets and so they’re suitable with wi-fi charging for those who take away the included middle magnet. “With the decrease magnet nonetheless intact, you possibly can nonetheless wireless-charge whereas using magnetic mounting and all of our mounts,” Rokform says.

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British case-maker Gear4, now owned by Zagg, makes circumstances which might be proper up there with OtterBox and Speck, all of them lined with the corporate’s D3O shock-absorbing materials and that includes beveled edges to guard your cellphone. I’ve tried the brand new Brooklyn Snap (left) and Santa Cruz Snap (proper), each of that are MagSafe-equipped and rated for 13-foot drop safety. Nevertheless, a number of different case kinds can be found, most of them with eye-catching designs.

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Tech21 has a spread of iPhone 13 circumstances, together with its ultra-protective Evo Max (left), which is rated for 20-foot drops and has a slide cowl to guard the iPhone 13’s again cameras together with a holster you possibly can clip to your belt. Tech21 can also be making a couple of completely different fashions in its new Evo Artwork line (proper). The favored Evo Test returns, and the Evo Clear is provided with MagSafe.

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Smartish’s inexpensive, easy, slim circumstances and pockets circumstances return for the iPhone 13. The Pockets Slayer 2.0 case (pictured on proper) is available in a wide range of designs. It holds three bank cards plus money, and you should utilize one among your bank cards as a kickstand. 

Smartish additionally sells a MagSafe case referred to as the Gripmunk (pictured left in purple). It is some of the inexpensive MagSafe circumstances and is straightforward to grip, as its identify implies. There’s additionally a easy translucent model of the Gripmunk without MagSafe, and it is really fairly good. 

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Like Lifeproof, Catalyst made a reputation for itself with waterproof circumstances, but it surely now focuses on commonplace protecting case choices and has two new fashions for the iPhone 13: the Vibe (left) and the Affect (proper), which has a see-through frosted again. Each iPhone 13 circumstances have perforations on the corners that can help you connect numerous equipment (bought individually), comparable to lanyards and carabiners. Each have 10-foot drop safety.

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UK-based Torro makes some good leather-clad iPhone 13 circumstances that are not too costly (a leather-based case sometimes tends to value over $50). The Torro Leather-based Bumper ($38) is a reasonably easy bumper case with a leather-based again whereas the Pockets Case ($38) is a bit swankier total, has a magnetic clasp and a number of card slots and converts right into a stand for video viewing. It is one of many higher folio pockets circumstances you will discover for the cash. Each leather-based case choices can be found in a number of colours.

Observe that the circumstances pictured listed below are for the iPhone 12 and 12 Professional, however the iPhone 13 circumstances look virtually an identical.

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Incipio returns with an assortment of latest iPhone 13 circumstances, together with the Grip and Grip with Magsafe (pictured left), sturdy Duo and Duo with MagSafe (pictured proper) with 12-foot drop safety, and the Organicore, an eco case that is 100% compostable that is now accessible with a translucent again for the primary time. Additionally, the brand new Design Sequence is value trying out. 

All can be found in a number of colour choices.

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Ingredient’s Black Ops iPhone 13 circumstances are actually costly however they actually are distinctive. The $250 Black Ops X4 is on the market for the iPhone 13, 13 Professional and 13 Professional Max and has a retractable kickstand and detachable “journal” for storing credit score credit and money. If you take away the journal, it exposes the again of your cellphone so you possibly can wirelessly cost your iPhone with an Apple MagSafe Charger or one other small magnetic wi-fi charging puck. 

Like earlier Ingredient Black Ops circumstances, this one options precision CNC machining MIL-SPEC armored safety. If you cannot afford this Ingredient case, the corporate makes the extra inexpensive Special Ops case ($41), a pleasant polycarbonate MagSafe case that provides good drop safety.

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Case-Mate makes a wide range of colour circumstances, a few of which have glitter built-in into their translucent designs. I solely acquired a have a look at the “Cute as a Dumpling” and twinkle ombre circumstances, however there are many cooler designs and a few supply MagSafe choices for $10 extra.

The Case-Mate web site gives a reduction in your first order.

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I personally would not stick this case on my cellphone as a result of I like to make use of a case that actually protects it. Nevertheless, for those who’re somebody who would not like thick iPhone 13 circumstances or simply desires minimal safety, Totallee makes a case that is very near paper skinny. 

The case prices $39, which looks like so much contemplating how skinny it’s, however it’s eco-friendly (it is compostable) and does have a raised “lip” across the digital camera that stops injury to the digital camera lens, Totallee says.

Totallee additionally makes a really slim clear TPU case (pictured left) that provides a little bit extra safety for a similar value. I like that one higher, however it’s barely thicker.

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Incipio additionally makes circumstances underneath the Coach model and so they handle to reside as much as the standard you may anticipate. They don’t seem to be low cost, however in addition they aren’t outrageously costly.

The Leather-based Folio pockets case appears to be like and feels pretty luxurious, and it additionally is available in a model with Coach’s “signature canvas” (middle). The Slim Wrap leather-based case (left) additionally appears to be like fairly swank and feels sturdy. It’s also possible to get commonplace polypropylene Coach iPhone 13 circumstances.

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I wasn’t a fan of earlier Pelican circumstances, which had been very protecting however just a bit too cumbersome (and ugly), however in the previous couple of years (beginning with the iPhone 11), the corporate (which is now owned by Case-Mate) added slimmer designs — together with the Protector, which is now a MagSafe case.

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Griffin’s Survivor circumstances as soon as shared some similarities with OtterBox’s Defender circumstances. They had been robust however cumbersome. The brand new Survivor iPhone 13 circumstances are slimmed down however retain an excellent portion of their robust id, with some fashions, just like the Survivor Endurance for MagSafe (pictured left), that includes 14-foot drop safety and a raised-edge bezel for each the display screen and digital camera cutout. It additionally has a pleasant grip to it.

If you would like one thing much more protecting, there’s the All-Terrain Earth case — rated for 20-foot drop safety.

The Endurance for MagSafe is available in three colours for $50. These searching for a extra inexpensive possibility can check out the $30 Survivor Sturdy (pictured proper) or the $20 Survivor Clear. Neither of these circumstances options MagSafe.

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KerfCase has been making handmade wood circumstances for some time, and its new Plywood iPhone 13 case isn’t solely extra sturdy however inexpensive, beginning at $50 with 6-foot drop safety and a restricted lifetime restore guarantee. I prefer it higher than different wooden circumstances I’ve tried. It is also value noting that Apple’s MagSafe charger will keep on with the again of it (it’s geared up with MagSafe), and KerfCase sells an identical charging dock for the Apple MagSafe charger together with a magnetic wi-fi charging stand that is fairly candy. 

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Mous makes a number of iPhone 13 circumstances which have eye-catching designs, all lined with the AiroShock materials that the corporate says delivers glorious safety in a slim design. They do appear sturdy and all embrace a lifetime guarantee.

Its new MagSafe-enabled Limitless 4.0 circumstances are suitable with MagSafe accent and charger choices, together with Mous’ own MagSafe accessories

Earlier Mous circumstances had a SIM card storage slot on the within of the smartphone case for worldwide vacationers within the behavior of swapping SIM playing cards. Nevertheless, these do not. 

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In the event you’re searching for a case that comes with a connectable wire and may be worn as a neck strap or as a crossbody strap, the Bitplay Wander is value trying out. It additionally is available in clear or a smoke colour and Bitplay makes different equipment for it. The Wander gives good drop safety and it is easy to get the strap on and off the case because of the velcro on the finish (sure, the strap stays on the case securely). 


How protecting of a case ought to I purchase?

I personally like circumstances that are not too thick however supply respectable drop safety, with a lip over the sting of the display screen (typically known as a “display screen bumper”) and raised corners that assist forestall your display screen from cracking in case your cellphone ought to fall face down. A folio case will extra totally defend your display screen. 

The excellent news is that you do not have to purchase a brilliant protecting iPhone 13 case just like the OtterBox Defender to get good safety. Most circumstances are moderately skinny and nonetheless supply not less than 6-foot drop safety. I did embrace one very skinny case on this listing for many who favor minimal safety. Earlier than you go along with a case like that, simply bear in mind how a lot your cellphone prices — however it’s higher than having no case in any respect. Be sure you get a sound tempered glass display screen protector on your iPhone 13 mannequin to forestall deep scratches and safeguard the display screen.

Ought to I get a MagSafe case?

All of the iPhone 13 fashions are geared up with Apple’s MagSafe characteristic, which gives sooner wi-fi charging with suitable chargers. It additionally helps non-compulsory equipment — together with Magsafe pockets, mini wallets and numerous mounts — that adhere magnetically to the again of your cellphone. Just like the iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 has “an array of magnets” (Apple says they’re recycled) embedded round a charging coil that may pull as much as 15 watts of energy. 

Nevertheless, if you wish to use these MagSafe equipment with out taking your cellphone out of its case, you want a cellphone case that is geared up with MagSafe assist. The MagSafe image is a circle with a brief pipe beneath it. You possibly can see it on clear circumstances, but it surely’s embedded on the within of the case so if it is nontransparent, you will solely see it from the within. 

If you have already got a MagSafe accent — or plan on shopping for MagSafe equipment sooner or later — you will need to get a MagSafe suitable case; it is a good choice to have. With that in thoughts, the vast majority of the circumstances on this roundup are geared up with MagSafe. 

Are MagSafe circumstances dearer?

Generally, sure — about $10 extra. There are some extra inexpensive MagSafe circumstances that value round $20, however most value upwards of $30. We see circumstances from sure corporations which might be primarily the identical, however one has MagSafe and the opposite would not. The MagSafe model normally sells for $10 extra. It might seem to be a little bit an excessive amount of to pay for one thing that does not seem to be a lot of an improve, however in time MagSafe compatibility might command much less of a “tax.” 

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