The iPhone 12 lineup has changed the design of iPhones entirely, meaning that you won't be able to use your old cases for the new devices.
So, if you're in the market for a new case to protect your iPhone or to re-design it, here are our 7 of our top picks for iPhone 12 cases!
Although the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are the same sizes, the camera bump on the back differs in size, so there may be some discrepancies in case choices.
However, any case that fits the iPhone 12 Pro will fit the iPhone 12, and you'll find that several options on this list accommodate this difference by merely expanding the window for the camera bump.
In any case (no pun intended), let's dive into our top 7 choices for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro cases!
Apple MagSafe Silicone Case
Starting off our list is Apple's own MagSafe Silicone Case. If you already have an iPhone, why not get an Apple case?
What sets the MagSafe Silicone Case away from the rest of the cases is simple: MagSafe technology. It utilizes the ring of magnets in the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro's back and clicks into place easily. If you need to take the case off, it comes off just as quickly, too.
With various colors, the MagSafe Silicone Case allows you to switch up your iPhone's design a little bit. But if you want to keep your device's original shade, get Apple's MagSafe Clear Case instead. Both offer reliable protection and grip for your iPhone 12.
For both the iPhone 12 and the 12 Pro, the Apple MagSafe Silicone Case costs $49.
Otterbox Symmetry Series
What kind of "iPhone case" list would this be if Otterbox wasn't on it?
For years, Otterbox has been the standard of excellence for protection, making strong iPhone cases for Apple users around the world.
The issue, however, was that customers complained about the bulkiness of their products. That's no longer an issue with the Otterbox Symmetry Series.
Slim yet strong, the Otterbox Symmetry Series provides users with a reliable case for their iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. Meanwhile, its elevated front provides your screen some protection by elevating surfaces when you put it face-down.
You can get the Otterbox Symmetry Series for $37.46 on the Otterbox website. You can also get one with a PopTop for $59.95.
Price: Starting at $37.46
CLCKR Stand Case
A case stand can always be useful, whether to angle your iPhone to watch a Netflix show or to keep it upright while reading an article. In either case, CLCKR offers the best stand case out there.
Equipped with a built-in stand that clicks into a flat position when you're not using it, the CLCKR Stand Case does several things. You can use it as a stand, obviously, but you can also use the stand as a loop for your hand so when you grip your phone, it won't fall.
In case it does fall, the CLCKR Stand Case offers 2-meter drop protection. It also has an antimicrobial protection that eliminates 99.99% of germs, keeping your iPhone clean at all times.
Meanwhile, the stand feature is also thin enough that you can use wireless chargers with the case.
The CLCKR Stand Case is also quite affordable, only costing you $34.99, and it comes with free shipping. If you're dissatisfied with its performance, CLCKR offers 30 days return.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid
Spigen's cases offer protection and affordability. The cheapest option on our list, Spigen's Hybrid technology gives users the peace of mind that their iPhone is in safe hands.
The Hybrid case is made of a TPU bumper, which offers reliable protection to your iPhone.
Then, with elevated bumpers, your iPhone won't be prone to scratches on its screen or its camera bump. Spigen's Ultra Hybrid cases have differing colors for their frames, but the case itself is mainly transparent, so your iPhone's color isn't hidden away.
For only $11.99, the Spigen Ultra Hybrid case is a deal and a half. If you want a colored frame, the case will cost $2 more.
CASETiFY Ultra Impact
CASETiFY is one of the 2020s most popular iPhone case brands because of its beautiful designs and its customization. With dozens of its styles and dozens of ways to customize its case, the CASETiFY Ultra Impact series provides style and protection.
CASETiFY's Ultra Impact series comes in a variety of CASETiFY's designs. From animal prints to abstract art, there's something for everyone already.
If you want to be genuinely unique, use CASETiFY's customization option. You can add text, choose a print, and even alter the layout depending on your own creative input.
When it comes to protection, CASETiFY has been drop tested at 3 meters and has CASETiFY's shock-absorbent build. It's also compatible with wireless charging, including Apple's MagSafe charger.
Unfortunately, CASETiFY's products have a heftier price point than most; an Ultra Impact case will cost you $65. However, for what CASETiFY offers, you'll be getting your money's worth, and then some.
NOMAD Rugged Case
The first leather case on this list, NOMAD offers sophistication above all. Designed to be roughed up and tattered over time, NOMAD's Rugged Case changes its look the longer it stays with you.
When you first get it, the NOMAD Rugged Case is a clean, leather case that is light yet feels strong. It offers 3-meter drop protection and has elevated bumpers to protect your screen. But over time, you'll notice that the case gets an aged look, giving the case—and your iPhone—some character.
In addition to the Rugged Case, you can also get the Rugged Folio that adds a front flap to the case. In the flap, you can store cards, so the Folio doubles as a wallet. Meanwhile, it also protects your iPhone's screen even more.
The NOMAD Rugged Case costs $49.95, whereas the Rugged Folio costs $69.95. You'll have to order different cases for the iPhone 12, and the 12 Pro as NOMAD's cases are not interchangeable for the two devices.
Price: Starting at $49.95
Moment Thin Case
The last entry on our list is an interesting one because it's made for the photographers out there. While the iPhone 12 models have the best iPhone cameras yet (especially the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max), Moment improves the experience by offering photography accessories.
Moment's Thin Case appears as a typical case is made of Bio-Plastic. It offers 2-meter drop performance and is compatible with wireless chargers, including MagSafe. However, Moment's cases are compatible with Moment's lens mounts, which can easily be attached to the back's camera window.
With Moment's lens mount, which is sold separately, you can then attach Moment's lenses. Though these lenses aren't cheap (since they're still good photography lenses), they offer excellent quality, helping you capture stunning pictures on your iPhone's camera. Then, if you're not using the lenses, you can detach them just as easily.
For only $39.99, the Moment Thin Case is already priced very well. But, with its lens compatibility, you'll get the most out of Moment's products if you're a photographer.
The iPhone 12 has been long-anticipated as the next-gen iPhone, and now, it's here. Offering 5G connectivity, the A14 chip, new camera systems, and more, the iPhone 12 upgrades everything. With a refreshing design of the iPhone frame itself, the iPhone 12 sets up the iPhone product line for the future.
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