Finest Circumstances for iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Professional and iPhone 13 Professional Max

The iPhone 14 stands out as the new hotness on the town, however it can save you quite a lot of cash when you go along with the iPhone 13, which continues to be a wonderful telephone. Regardless of Apple’s nice work at making among the most lovely and superior telephones on the market, they nonetheless break in the very same methods as its first telephones did — drops, falls and squashes. To guard your telephone from cracks, bumps and all the pieces else horrible on this world, you may need to put money into the very best iPhone 13 case potential.

There are many circumstances for each iPhone 13 mannequin, so even when you’re on the hunt for a trendy iPhone 13 Professional case, or one thing to guard your dear 13 Professional Max, you may discover a lot of choices for each finances. Simply make certain that you are getting an iPhone 13-specific case, as the brand new iPhone 14 has barely totally different dimensions, and the circumstances are usually not interchangeable.

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Every new telephone requires its personal explicit iPhone 13 case, so you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the proper one to suit your particular iPhone 13 mannequin, from the smallish iPhone 13 Mini to the big 13 Professional Max. 

I’ve included iPhone 13 case opinions for a wide range of telephone 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 introduced lots of its iPhone 12 case designs to the iPhone 13, together with such standard clear fashions because the Presidio Excellent-Clear and Excellent-Clear with Grips, and the Presidio2 Professional (the pink one above). Speck’s grip case with built-in MagSafe price $10 extra. (I am keen on MagSafe circumstances as a result of they provide the possibility to connect a MagSafe accent on to the case, not your telephone.)

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. Regardless of which mannequin you select, Speck typically provides a reduction for first-time patrons.

In case you are on the lookout for a extra cheap Speck case, I did discover its Gemshell translucent circumstances for iPhone 13 promoting for round $23 on Amazon. I just like the ombre model. Nevertheless, these aren’t outfitted with MagSafe assist.

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Cyrill is a sister model to Spigen and its circumstances are arguably barely extra fashionable, though they price a couple of dollars 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 mainly a knockoff of Apple’s Silicone case with out the nevertheless it is not MagSafe compatibile..

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MagSafe circumstances can get fairly dear, however when you’re on the lookout for a cheap clear MagSafe case to your new iPhone 13 sequence telephone, 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 cheap safety. If you need a troublesome 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).

Be aware that lots of these cheaper clear circumstances have a behavior of turning yellow and degrading over time (and changing into much less translucent), however they’re low-cost sufficient that you just in all probability will not thoughts shelling out for a substitute case to your Apple iPhone if that occurs.

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OtterBox made a reputation for itself with its tremendous protecting Defender sequence case, however most individuals need one thing much less cumbersome lately. The Symmetry sequence is slim with beveled edges, making it a great 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 crimson). The Symmetry Plus Pop case, pictured on the left, integrates a PopSockets PopGrip and is wi-fi charging-compatible, which is necessary. The Symmetry Collection Plus case on the best (in pink) is obtainable in varied colours and in addition has a MagSafe model for $10 extra. OtterBox gives a reduction for first-time patrons on its website.

OtterBox’s Commuter case gives raised bezel safety, can 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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It is a fairly cool possibility for these on the lookout for a MagSafe case, plus a MagSafe pockets that converts right into a stand. You possibly can get pleasure from a pleasant case and actually good MagSafe pockets/stand accent that shops as much as three bank cards. 

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OtterBox’s Aneu Collection circumstances have 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 raised spotlight that it’s a MagSafe case (the earlier model had MagSafe nevertheless it 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 hold your display screen from cracking when falling face down. I personally just like the case in darkish blue (pictured) and crimson (not pictured).

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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 need to use it with any MagSafe accent. It appears fairly protecting however I want the corners have 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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Nomad’s line of good Horween leather-based circumstances involves the iPhone 13. Like earlier Nomad fashionable leather-based case 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 Fashionable Leather-based Case is obtainable in black, brown and a lighter pure colour that I like. They’re rated for 10-foot (3-meter) drop safety and outfitted with MagSafe. In the meantime, the Fashionable Leather-based Folio goes for $80.

There’s additionally a extra reasonably priced Sport model for $40 that is outfitted with MagSafe as properly (it is not a leather-based case, nevertheless, however does look fairly slick).

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I’ve at all times 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), obtainable in three colour choices, is essentially the most distinct-looking and has a geometrical rubber end that makes your telephone good and grippy. It additionally features a lanyard (the little loop that the lanyard clips onto may be eliminated whenever 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 duvet, which has slots for storing bank cards and money. It is one of many nicer folio circumstances obtainable. It is obtainable 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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Casetify is thought 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 enchantment to youngsters. Among the designs are hit-or-miss, however I preferred the samples I acquired. I ought to observe that costs seem to have gone up: Casetify circumstances now begin at $55. 

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Tech21 has a variety 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’ll be able to clip to your belt. Tech21 can be making a number of totally different fashions in its new Evo Artwork line (proper). The favored Evo Test returns, and the Evo Clear is supplied with MagSafe.

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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 obtainable with a translucent again for the primary time. Additionally, the brand new Design Collection is price testing. 

All can be found in a number of colour choices.

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Griffin’s Survivor circumstances as soon as shared some similarities with OtterBox’s Defender circumstances. They have been powerful however cumbersome. The brand new Survivor iPhone 13 circumstances are slimmed down however retain a great portion of their powerful identification, 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 digicam cutout. It additionally has a pleasant grip to it.

If you need 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 $55. These on the lookout for a extra reasonably priced possibility can check out the $35 Survivor Sturdy (pictured proper) or the $25 Survivor Clear. Neither of these circumstances options MagSafe.

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These Caseology circumstances aren’t outfitted with MagSafe however they’re good circumstances for his or her modest worth. I notably just like the NanoPop (the inexperienced case within the center), which appears and appears like an Apple Silicone case, with a soft-to-the-touch end, however prices loads 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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Component’s Black Ops iPhone 13 circumstances are actually costly however they definitely are distinctive. The $250 Black Ops X4 is obtainable 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. While you take away the journal, it exposes the again of your telephone so you’ll be able to wirelessly cost your iPhone with an Apple MagSafe Charger or one other small magnetic wi-fi charging puck. 

Like earlier Component Black Ops circumstances, this one options precision CNC machining MIL-SPEC armored safety. If you cannot afford this Component case, the corporate makes the extra reasonably priced Particular Ops case ($39), a pleasant polycarbonate MagSafe case that gives good drop safety.

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Like Lifeproof, Catalyst made a reputation for itself with waterproof circumstances, nevertheless it now focuses on normal 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 will let you connect varied equipment (bought individually), equivalent to lanyards and carabiners. Each have 10-foot drop safety.

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I wasn’t a fan of earlier Pelican circumstances, which have been very protecting however just a bit too cumbersome (and ugly), however in the previous few 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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Raptic’s iPhone circumstances are available in a wide range of kinds and price 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 Protect (center). The Terrain is a bit more at $40, nevertheless it’s the one one in all these three that’s absolutely made in America and biodegradable.

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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 telephone. 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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Rokform’s been making powerful iPhone circumstances for years and apart from their sturdiness, their key characteristic is the power to make use of them with varied mounts — together with bike and motorbike mounts — which might be bought individually. I personally favor the Crystal sequence however the Rugged case is barely extra, properly, rugged. The brand new iPhone 13 circumstances are additionally MagSafe, so that they price $10 greater than the iPhone 12 fashions.

Rokform’s iPhone 13 circumstances have detachable magnets they usually’re suitable with wi-fi charging when you take away the included middle magnet. “With the decrease magnet nonetheless intact, you’ll be able to nonetheless wireless-charge whereas using magnetic mounting and all of our mounts,” Rokform says.

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UK-based Torro makes some good leather-clad iPhone 13 circumstances that are not too costly (a leather-based case usually tends to price over $50). The Torro Leather-based Bumper ($38) is a fairly 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 may discover for the cash. Each leather-based case choices can be found in a number of colours.

Be aware 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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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’ personal MagSafe equipment

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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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 provide MagSafe choices for $10 extra.

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

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Smartish’s reasonably priced, 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 need to use one in all your bank cards as a kickstand. 

Smartish additionally sells a MagSafe case referred to as the Gripmunk (pictured left in purple). It is one of the crucial reasonably priced MagSafe circumstances and is simple to grip, as its title implies. There’s additionally a easy translucent model of the Gripmunk with out MagSafe, and it is truly fairly good. 

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Incipio additionally makes circumstances below the Coach model they usually handle to dwell as much as the standard you may anticipate. They don’t seem to be low-cost, however additionally they aren’t outrageously costly.

The Leather-based Folio pockets case appears 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 fairly swank and feels sturdy. You can even get normal polypropylene Coach iPhone 13 circumstances.

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

The case prices $39, which looks as if loads contemplating how skinny it’s, however it’s eco-friendly (it is compostable) and does have a raised “lip” across the digicam that forestalls injury to the digicam lens, Totallee says.

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

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KerfCase has been making handmade picket circumstances for some time, and its new Plywood iPhone 13 case shouldn’t be solely extra sturdy however cheaper, 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 price noting that Apple’s MagSafe charger will persist with the again of it (it’s outfitted 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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In the event you’re on the lookout 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 price testing. 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 due to the velcro on the finish (sure, the strap stays on the case securely). 

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I’ve acquired many case samples and that is at present one in all my favorites. OtterBox owns LifeProof and you’ll definitely 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 Collection circumstances. 

This case can be obtainable in a transparent model with out MagSafe for $10 much less, however this case is the higher alternative when you’re in any respect keen on MagSafe. It is available in a number of totally different colour choices (the mannequin proven right here is listed as purple/pink nevertheless it reads extra as burgundy) and is designed to resist drops as much as 6.6 ft.

LifeProof’s different circumstances — the Subsequent, Fre and eco-friendly Wake — return for the iPhone 13, and whereas they’re definitely good and now have MagSafe (aside from the Wake), I feel the See might be the very 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 provide higher dust- and water-resistance than the See. 

LifeProof, like a number of different case-makers, has develop 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. 


Does an iPhone want case?

The quick reply isn’t any, the iPhone would not want a case and sure, some people favor to maintain their iPhone uncovered. However it’s dangerous, as one drop on the unsuitable floor (like pavement) may imply a cracked display screen or cracked again or dented nook. You possibly can pay for insurance coverage to your telephone — it is pretty dear — so you will get it changed or fastened cheaply ought to one thing occur to it.

Personally, I by no means get insurance coverage and simply purchase an honest case as an alternative. Having a case in your telephone will not forestall you from dropping it nevertheless it does enormously scale back the chance of damaging it. 

How protecting of a case ought to I purchase?

I personally like circumstances that are not too thick however provide 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 telephone ought to fall face down. A folio case will extra absolutely defend your display screen. 

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

Which is essentially the most protecting case?

There are lots of circumstances which might be very sturdy and are rated for drop safety for as much as 10 and even 14 ft. If I needed to choose the most sturdy case, I might say the Lifeproof Fre, which is absolutely waterproof and has a layer of plastic that covers your display screen, is definitely close to the highest. It is available in MagSafe and non-MagSafe variations. 

The Otterbox Defender Professional Collection case can be protecting and comes with a belt holster so you’ll be able to defend your display screen when not utilizing it. Over time, it has been a favourite of building staff.

Ought to I get a MagSafe case?

All of the iPhone 13 fashions are outfitted 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 varied mounts — that adhere magnetically to the again of your telephone. 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 telephone out of its case, you want a telephone case that is outfitted with MagSafe assist. The MagSafe image is a circle with a brief pipe beneath it. You possibly can see it on clear circumstances, nevertheless it’s embedded on the within of the case so if it is nontransparent, you may 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 may 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 outfitted with MagSafe. 

Are MagSafe circumstances dearer?

On the whole, sure — about $10 extra. There are some extra reasonably priced MagSafe circumstances that price round $20, however most price upwards of $30. We see circumstances from sure firms which might be primarily the identical, however one has MagSafe and the opposite would not. The MagSafe model often sells for $10 extra. It might seem to be a bit of 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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