There are already plenty of iPhone 12 cases to choose from, even though Apple’s newest handset hasn’t yet reached customers hands. When this product arrives on October 23, they can have a case waiting.
Here’re are descriptions of a wide range of options already up for sale, along with lots more coming soon.
Casetify — A balance between protection and slim designs is the promise of Casetify’s offerings. The Impact Case protects the handset in drops of 6.6 feet but is less than half an inch thick. The Ultra Impact protects in drops of 9.8 feet. They’re made of 50% recycled PC materials, and come in a range of colors, plus leather. $55 – $65
Clckr — Those looking for an iPhone 12 case with a built-in grip and stand should consider the Clickr. It protects the device and also holds it up in either portrait or landscape mode. They’re available in a range of colors. $22.99 – $34.99.
Gear4 — The Wembley Palette includes extra drop protection. Gear4 reinforced the areas of the case most vulnerable to impact (top, bottom and sides) with D3O. There are three color options. $29.99.
And showing off the iPhone 12 is easy with a clear Piccadilly case from Gear4. The edges add a touch of color. $39.99.
Incipio — This company makes eight different cases for the new iOS handsets, but most are variations on a form-fitting design. They include micro-struts that compress and shear on impact to disperse the force of a drop, offering up to 14 feet of drop protections. And many of them have built-in antimicrobial properties. A standout is the Stashback with a concealed storage compartment for ID and credit cards. And the Folio Case is, well, a folio case.
Incipio also offers a lineup of four cases with a greater focus on protection. The Survivor line is made with additional layers to cushion the device. The Survivor Extreme boasts four layers, and protects the iPhone 12 over drops up to 16 feet. $19.99 – $49.99.
Mujjo — For a luxurious look and feel, Mujjo wraps the iPhone 12 in full-grain leather for everyday protection. This case is available in four colors. Ships October 19. $41.56
Plus, those who also want to use their iPhone as a wallet can add a pouch to the back of the Mujjo leather case. This version is also available in four colors. Ships October 19. $46.19.
Otterbox — This company built a reputation for making very protective cases for phones, and it has the latest iOS models covered. Options run from the slim Symmetry all the way to the rugged Defender, which offers multiple layers of protection. There’s even a holster. All these come in a range of color options. $49.95 – $69.95
Speck — Built-in antimicrobial protection is a highlight of Speck cases for Apple’s new lineup of cases. But the offerings are also slim, and come in a range of colors, including clear. There’s the original Presidio line cases, as well as the new Presidio2 line with Armor Cloud technology for drop protection. $44.95 – $55.95.
Totallee — Anyone looking for a bit of everyday protection without adding any bulk should consider Totallee. It’s cases add 0.02 inches or 0.03 inches to the handset, and weigh in at 0.1 ounce. They’re available in a matte finish in four different colors or a transparent finish. $35.
iPhone 12 cases that are coming soon
While there are iPhone 12 cases available on launch day, plenty more options have been announced for later release.
Apple — One of the highlights of the iPhone 12 series is MagSafe. This includes a series of magnets that can hold accessories to the handset. Apple created the clip-on Leather Wallet with MagSafe that takes advantage of this change. It’s not a full case, just a pocket for ID and credit cards. There are four color options. $59
There’s also an updated version of the Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe. The exterior is silicone (duh) and there’s a microfiber lining. It comes in a wide variety of colors. And it’s also available in clear polycarbonate. Release date unknown. $49
Gear4 — A highlight of the iPhone 12 series is 5G and Gear4 created the Hackney 5G with includes micro voids intended to allow a stronger wireless signal to pass through the case unhindered. It also offers drop resistant from up to 13 feet. Pricing unavailable
Gear4 also plans the Wembley Flip, which offers place to store credit cards or ID is built into this folio case. It offers 10-foot drop protection, and the Wembley Flip is even made with recycled plastic from water bottles. Pricing unavailable.
Twelve South — The BookBook is for people who want their iPhone or iPad to look like, well, a book. The case for the iPhone 12 series wraps all the way around the handset, and has slots for credit cards, drivers license, etc. Scheduled for release in late October. $69.99