The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a solid choice if you're in the market for a new device. As if that 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with 10Hz to 120Hz adaptive refresh rate wasn’t tempting enough, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chip and boasts amazing battery life, too. Whether you’ve opted for classic graphite or silver or gone for stunning Sierra Blue or gold, Apple’s latest iPhone will set you back at least $1,099. An investment that serious means you’d better get serious about protection for your new phone, too.
There are some great cases available for the new iPhone 13 Pro Max, but which to choose? We’ve done the hard work and rounded up some of the best iPhone 13 Pro Max cases and covers you can get right now, from leather cases to crystal-clear options. Your next case is on this list.
Caseology Parallax Case
- Unique textured back
- Ergonomically designed
- Wireless charging compatible
- Lacks real rugged protection
If you're a fan of unique textures, you can't go wrong with the Caseology Parallax Case. Available in four gorgeous colors, it's the perfect blend of sturdy and stylish. The case is ergonomically designed to provide additional grip so you don't have to worry about the phone slipping from your hands. The raised bezels offer added protection so you can use your device hassle-free. Plus, the case is wireless charging compatible and works well with most screen protectors so you're free to experiment with different brands.
Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe
- Official case from Apple
- Comes in various attractive colors
- MagSafe compatible
Apple's official silicone case comes in eight colors — we love the Blue Jay version, pictured. This silky, soft-touch silicone case has a microfiber lining to protect your phone, and it's designed to protect against scratches and drops. Built-in magnets ensure perfect alignment for your MagSafe charger and accessories. It costs a little more than some other cases on our list, but it's well worth the price.
Ringke Fusion-X Case
- Offers robust protection
- Semi-transparent design to flaunt your phone
- Compatible with wireless chargers
- Design may not be the most attractive
Ringke's Fusion-X case provides some serious protection for your new iPhone. This clear case comes in black or Camo Black — our choice — with a semi-transparent design to show off your iPhone, plus a rugged, grippy exterior to prevent drops. A raised bezel around the screen keeps it safe from scratches and scuffs, while the built-in dual QuikCatch lanyard holes make it a breeze to attach the strap of your choice. This case is also compatible with most screen protectors and supports wireless charging.
Casetify Impact Crush Case
- Military-grade drop tested
- Has soft, flexible sides
- A bit plain looking
Like your phone case to have eco-friendly credentials? Then Casetify's newest case, the Impact Crush, ticks all the right boxes. Made from a mixture of 65% upcycled plastic and retired phone cases collected through Recasetify, the company's recycling program, these cases reduce Casetify's carbon footprint by 20%. Each case has been extensively lab tested and meets military-grade drop test standards for drops up to 6.6 feet. Proprietary Qitech 2.0 material absorbs shock and reduces impact, a Defensify antimicrobial coating reduces the bacteria growth on your case by 99%, and the flexible sides add grip. Meanwhile, a raised lip around the camera module and raised bezels that run around the edges of the case ensure your screen and camera are protected.
Round out the eco-friendly package with 100% recyclable packaging and you have a reason to feel very virtuous indeed when you choose this case. Oh, did we mention it supports wireless charging too?
Apple Leather Case with MagSafe
- Comes in five colors
- Official case from Apple
- Snaps into place for ease of use
- Pricier than others
Apple's official leather case comes in five colors including the rather gorgeous Wisteria shade, pictured. Crafted from specially tanned and finished leather, it will develop a beautiful, natural patina over time so that every case will be unique. Snap it into place and it will protect your iPhone from drops, scratches, and bumps without adding bulk, ensuring it's ideal to slip in your bag or pocket. True, it costs a bit more than some other cases on this list, but in this case, you get what you pay for, and it's worth the investment.
OtterBox Defender Series Pro Case
- Well-known brand
- Made from 50% recycled plastic
- Prevents microbial growth
- On the more expensive side
OtterBox is known for its rugged cases, and we love the Defender Series Pro in this gorgeous purple shade — though you can also pick it up in green, blue, or black. This case is made from 50% recycled plastic and is designed to withstand four times as many drops as the military standard. It's made from a soft-touch material with a comfortable grip. There are port covers to keep dust, dirt, and lint at bay, and a silver-based microbial additive is cleverly woven into the case materials, defending against microbial growth and keeping common bacteria at bay. The raised edges around the camera and screen provide that all-important extra protection, and there's a handy holster too, which can be used as a belt clip or folded back into a kickstand for hands-free calls or watching videos.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Clear Case
- Popular brand
- Constructed from durable TPU and PC
- Offers military-grade drop protection with Air Cushion technology
- A bit expensive
Spigen's updated its popular Ultra Hybrid Case by adding MagSafe compatibility. This case comes in clear with a white or graphite-colored magnetic ring on the back, ensuring it works with all MagSafe accessories. Constructed from durable TPU and PC, the clear case shows off the design of your iPhone 13 Pro Max while offering military-grade drop protection with Air Cushion technology. Raised bezels around the screen and camera prevent them from ever touching down when you place your phone down — and those bezels help keep your camera lens clean and crystal clear, too.
Olixar Genuine Leather Wallet Case
- Has a leather wallet
- Affordable price
- Classic colors
- Won't offer robust protection
No list of phone cases is complete without a leather wallet case — it's a classic design that never goes out of fashion. This leather wallet case from Olixar is crafted from genuine soft-grain leather and comes in brown or black, adding a sleek look to your everyday. The soft lining protects your screen from scratches, and with a wallet case, there's no need for a separate screen protector (although it's always a good idea). This case features two handy slots for your cards or ID and folds back onto itself horizontally for hands-free Netflix binges or video calls. For under $15, it's a bargain, and the leather will age beautifully over time, too.
Totallee Super Thin Case
- Super thin
- Beautiful matte shades
- MagSafe charging compatible
- Lacks real protection
Totallee's Super Thin Case is one of the thinnest iPhone cases at just 0.02 to 0.03 inches thick. It's built for minimalists and won't add bulk to your new iPhone, but it offers protection against scratches, bumps, and minor drops. This barely-there hardshell case comes in four matte shades: Frosted Clear, Frosted Black, and navy blue, as well as a transparent version that's made from a soft, grippy material. There's a raised lip around the camera for added protection, and although this case doesn't have any built-in magnets, its super-slim profile means it won't interfere with MagSafe charging.
Raptic Shield Pro Case
- Has a cool iridescent, metallic style
- 13 feet of military-grade drop protection
- Comes with an antimicrobial solution
- May be a bit bulky
This anodized aluminum case features a cool iridescent metallic style and will keep your iPhone 13 Pro Max safe from whatever life throws at you. It provides up to 13 feet of military-grade drop protection and is infused with an antimicrobial solution that protects against bacteria. It also works with most Qi-certified wireless chargers, so you won't need to remove your case to charge your phone.
Tech21 Evo Check Case
- Comes in six translucent colors
- Advanced antimicrobial protection
- MagSafe charger compatible
- Design is a little boring
Tech21's Evo Check Case comes in six translucent colors. This case provides a whopping 16 feet of drop protection, plus a comfortable non-slip grip to reduce the chances of you dropping your phone in the first place. Advanced antimicrobial protection is built in, reducing microbes on the case by up to 99.99%, and the case has self-healing properties too, so it will stay looking as good as new. All this, and it's also MagSafe charger compatible.
Speck Presidio2 Grip Case
- 20% slimmer than the previous Presidio Grip case
- Features non-slip inverted grips and Armor Cloud technology with air capsules
- Compatible with all Apple MagSafe accessories
- Design might be a little boring for some
Speck is a name you can trust when it comes to superior, durable protection for your phone — and the Presidio2 Grip case is no exception. It comes in three colors: blue, black, or gray. It's 20% slimmer than the previous Presidio Grip case and features non-slip inverted grips and Armor Cloud technology with air capsules that act like airbags if you drop your phone, cushioning against shock and impact. The soft-touch finish feels great in your hand, and the case has Microban antimicrobial protection that reduces bacteria growth on the case by up to 99%. As if that's not enough, this case has built-in magnets ensuring it's compatible with all Apple MagSafe accessories, and it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Incipio Duo Case
- Available in many colors
- 12 feet of drop protection
- Has a layer of antimicrobial defense
- No built-in magnets for MagSafe
Incipio's Duo Case comes in black, clear, red, or three two-tone color options. Call us boring, but we'd probably opt for the classic black. This dual-layer case offers an astounding 12 feet of drop protection and Impact Strut technology, which reduces the impact force should your phone hit the deck. Raised bezels around the screen and camera provide an additional layer of protection for your phone's most delicate areas, while the soft-touch finish not only feels great but adds grip too. This case is scratch- and discoloration-resistant and also has a layer of antimicrobial defense. It's made from recycled materials and ships in recycled packaging, too — and it's compatible with wireless and MagSafe charging, though there are no built-in magnets.
LifeProof Next Anti-Microbial Case
- Super affordable
- Works seamlessly with MagSafe chargers and accessories
- Made from at least 50% recycled plastic
LifeProof's newest case is far from the cheapest option on our list, but with good reason. The Nëxt clear case has black bumpers, works seamlessly with MagSafe chargers and accessories, and is made from at least 50% recycled plastic. There are port covers to protect against dirt and dust, an impressive 6.6 feet of drop protection, and an antimicrobial treatment to keep germs at bay. It's a slim case too, so it won't add bulk if you like to slide your iPhone into a pocket.
Case-Mate Twinkle Stardust Case
- Cute design
- Made with plant-based materials
- 10 feet of drop protection
- Not ideal for robust protection
Sometimes life calls out for a little sparkle, and Case-Mate's Twinkle Stardust Case has ample twinkle and sparkle for even the most glitter-obsessed among us. Definitely not a case for the shy and retiring, this twinkly phone case will get you noticed — but don't be fooled as it also provides superior protection for your new phone. With up to 10 feet of drop protection, each case is made with plant-based materials and features raised bezels around the screen and camera, plus flexible sides to add extra grip. Not sure about the sparkly finish? Case-Mate has a whole array of different styles to choose from, including their popular Soap Bubble design.
Carved Janene Case
- Unique design
- Has a protective outer rubber shell
- Works with Carved's wireless charger
- It's not clear if it works with wireless chargers
If you long to stand out from the crowd but want to do so in a sophisticated, stylish way, then Carved's cases might be just what you need. Each case is crafted at Carved's workshop in Elkhart, Indiana, from real wood and colorful resin. And each case is a one-of-a-kind creation, so nobody will ever have the same phone case as you. There are plenty of different styles and colors to choose from, all inspired by the view of earth from the perspective of a satellite, and all gorgeous. We love all the designs, and each is unique. Each case has a protective outer rubber shell and works with Carved's wireless charger — although it's not clear if they work with all other wireless chargers. For an extra $4, you can add MagSafe-compatible magnets to any case.
Gear4 Brooklyn Snap Case
- Comes with built-in magnets
- 13 feet of drop protection
- Has antimicrobial coating
- No extra color options
Gear4's Brooklyn Snap case, as its name suggests, allows you to "snap" MagSafe chargers and accessories to the case thanks to the built-in magnets. You get 13 feet of drop protection and antimicrobial treatment in a stylish case made from vegan leather, recycled plastic, and D30 Bio, a plant-based material that uses 52% renewable resources and provides excellent protection against impact. This slim, lightweight case is also compatible with wireless charging, and we think it looks pretty stylish to boot.
Mous Limitless 4.0 Case
- Comes in a variety of finishes
- Mous has its own range of MagSafe-compatible accessorie
- Built-in magnets
We've been huge fans of the Mous Limitless 3.0 Case forever, and now Mous has outdone itself with the introduction of its new Limitless 4.0 Case for the iPhone 13 series. This is the thinnest Limitless case yet, and it comes in a variety of finishes including walnut or bamboo wood, black leather, aramid fiber, and a black and white speckled fabric. Built-in magnets ensure the case is compatible with all MagSafe accessories, and Mous has its own range of MagSafe-compatible accessories worth checking out, like its MagSafe-compatible card wallet that attaches magnetically to your phone case. AiroShock impact-absorbing technology keeps your phone safe from drops and bumps. You can pre-order the Limitless 4.0 case now.
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