The iPhone 13 is the best smartphone in its price bracket. Revealed at Apple’s California Streaming event, the device boasts several notable improvements over its predecessor, the iPhone 12. These include the more powerful A15 Bionic chip, a bigger battery, a narrowed notch, enhanced camera sensors, and increased default storage. However, despite the impressive Ceramic Shield body, the iPhone 13 is not indestructible. You will almost certainly need a case if you want to protect it against damage from serious drops and knocks. Accordingly, we’ve put together a list of the best iPhone 13 cases available right now.
- Nomad Modern Leather Case
- Mous Limitless 4.0 Case
- Incipio Organicore Case
- Casetify Ultra Impact Crush Case
- Raptic Shield Case
- Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe
- OtterBox Symmetry Series Clear Case
- Spigen Thin Fit Case for iPhone 13
- Speck Presidio2 Perfect-Clear Case
- Tech21 Evo Clear Case
- JETech Shockproof Bumper Cover
- Ghostek Atomic Slim Clear MagSafe Case
- Totallee Super Thin Case
- Olixar Camera Stand Case
- Ted Baker Folio Glitsie Flip Mirror Case
- LoveCases Abstract Rainbow Gel Case
- Pulen Liquid Silicone Case
There are loads of great cases out for the iPhone 13. We’ll also keep updating this list as more covers are released, so check back periodically if you don’t find something to your liking straight away.
Leather cases can be bulky, but the Modern Case from Nomad is anything but. This sleek case is made from raw, vegetable-tanned leather from the Horween Leather Company in Chicago, one of the oldest U.S. tanneries. It comes in Rustic Brown — our choice — black, or natural, and offers 10 feet of drop protection thanks to a shock-absorbing internal air bumper. As well as looking great when you buy it, the leather develops a natural patina over time that makes each case unique. This case also works with MagSafe, with a built-in magnet array on the rear, and has dual lanyard attachment points.
We love Mous’ Limitless range, and the 4.0 is its slimmest case yet, without compromising on protection. This polycarbonate and TPU case boasts AiroShock impact-absorbing tech to protect against drops. There’s an N45 magnet array on the back, ensuring this case is compatible with all MagSafe chargers and accessories. We love the aramid fiber version, pictured, but you can also pick up this case in Walnut, Bamboo, black leather, or speckled fabric varieties. It comes with a lifetime warranty too.
If you’re worried about the impact your case will have on the environment when you no longer need it, Incipio’s Organicore is the case to get. It’s made with 100% plant-based materials, which means it’s 100% compostable. It also has Impact Strut technology for a solid eight feet of drop protection, a raised edge bezel to keep your screen and camera safe, and textured side grips to reduce the risk of dropping your phone.
Clear or patterned clear cases can sometimes lack the superior protection offered by more rugged cases, but Casetify’s Ultra Impact Crush Case ticks both boxes. The company’s RECASETiFY program upcycles old phone cases, using them to make shiny new cases like this one, which is constructed from 65% recycled and plant-based materials. Military-grade drop protection of up to 9.8 feet is also on offer, with a raised ring around the camera and outside of the case to keep your screen safe, and corners enhanced with proprietary Quitech 2.0, a shock-absorbing material proven to reduce impact by 95%. Each case is also treated with an antimicrobial coating to eliminate 99% of surface bacteria.
The Shield case from Raptic is one of the more rugged options on our list with its hard polycarbonate shell and machined, anodized aluminum frame. It offers military-grade drop protection of up to 10 feet and has a rubber bubble pattern interior to deflect and absorb shock, as well as a raised bezel around the screen to protect from scratches and drops. We love the Red Gradient finish, but you can also grab this case in red, purple, black, blue, or iridescent.
Who better than Apple to make a case that perfectly fits and complements the
Tested to military standards (MIL-STD-810G 516.6), this
It may lack some of the bells and whistles of other covers, but this
Boasting drop protection of up to 13 feet, this Speck cover will protect your
This simple and yet sturdy case from Tech21 has been tested using methods approved by the U.K.’s National Physical Laboratory, showing that it can protect your iPhone from falls of up to 12 feet. Its hard PC material means that it resists scratches, while Tech21 has also incorporated a self-healing material that can help avoid minor scruffs and scratches. Likewise, its material harnesses a self-cleaning coating, so that the case remains impressively clean throughout its lifecycle.
Combining PC and TPU into a durable shell, this case from JETech provides a way of protecting your
Ghostek cases are where it’s at for covers that look futuristically stylish while also providing serious reinforcement. The Atomic Slim case combines lightweight but tough aluminum with a more flexible TPU inner skin, offering a dual-layer build that will withstand most serious shocks and falls. Its defenses are strengthened with shock-absorbing corners, lifted bezels, and a scratch-resistant PC back. It’s very rugged and has been tested to military-grade standards, proving itself capable of surviving drops of up to 12 feet. If that wasn’t enough, it also incorporates a tactile anti-slip grip and supports Face ID, wireless charging, and MagSafe accessories. One of the most comprehensive iPhone 13 cases you’re likely to find, right now or ever.
Bulky “armor” cases aren’t for everyone, so here’s an ultra-thin and ultra-discreet iPhone case from Totallee. It’s been designed to be maximally minimal, weighing in at a featherweight 0.1 ounces and measuring in at between 0.02 and 0.03 inches (depending on where you measure along its spine). Its minimalism is capped off by the lack of a Totallee logo or branding, so you can continue showing off your new iPhone as if you didn’t have a case. However, despite its sleekness, it will guard against most accidents. To this end, it includes raised lips for added protection. It’s also designed to be fully compatible with wireless charging and MagSafe accessories.
Made from a strong yet lightweight synthetic plastic, this case from Olixar looks great and will also keep your
Here’s a case for anyone who wants to accessorize their
We’ve picked the Abstract Rainbow model here, but pretty much every item in LoveCases’ range for the iPhone 13 is a good option if you want something a bit more interesting than a plain cover. Its design is colorful and bright without being excessive, so you can impress without going overboard. Its TPU construction is durable enough to resist most everyday damage, yet it’s also lightweight enough to make it easy to handle and stow away. Raised bezels add extra protection for the phone’s screen and rear camera lenses while all the necessary ports and buttons are present. In addition, the case is compatible with MagSafe and wireless charging, as well as Face ID.
Pulen is a great brand if you want a sturdy, attractive case without having to spend too much. This particular
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