One of my favorite iPhone cases of all time is Spigen’s Classic C1 MagFit case. Inspired by the iconic iMac G3, the translucent case is strong, protective, easy to get on and off, and inexpensive.
I used a similar Spigen case all last year to protect my iPhone 14. The case now looks worse for wear, but the iPhone remains pristine.
Spigen updated the case in a limited run for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, and in my hands-on testing, it’s as good as ever.
Hands-on with the Spigen iMac iPhone 15 case
As luck would have it, the very moment I put the Classic C1 case on my iPhone 15 Pro, I dropped it. In fact, it was worse than that. I fumbled it so that it flew several feet in the air, and then dropped in a terrifying arc toward the uncovered concrete floor in my office.
At that point, I wasn’t sure I’d got the case on properly. The iPhone landed face down, so I feared the worst. But I shouldn’t have worried. The Classic C1’s internal cushioning and raised screen bezel did its job. My brand-new iPhone was completely unharmed. Phew!
Military-grade drop protection
The Classic C1 is available only in a limited run and just for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Unfortunately, it’s not available for the iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus.
The two-piece case is made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), which Spigen says offers military-grade drop protection. The case comes in three colors: Graphite, Ruby Red and Bondi Blue.
See inside your iPhone, just like the iMac
The semitranslucent case has several layers that mimic the iPhone’s internal components, including a cool MagSafe ring. It gives the impression that you’re looking through the outer shell at the components inside, just like the original iMac.
A cutout offers a peek at the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone 15, although it’s sometimes hard to see through the colored plastic.
The case’s soft, matte finish feels good in the hand. The rounded corners make it easy to hold. Plus, it boasts raised bezels for both the screen and the camera array. I’m certain they prevented my iPhone from an expensive trip to the Genius Bar.
The inside is lined with some kind of impact foam. It’s hard to tell for sure, but this too likely protected my iPhone from any damage.
Thanks to integrated magnets, the case is compatible with all MagSafe accessories and wireless charging devices.
The external buttons are a nice touch. Silver in color, they stand out and are easy to press. These buttons give the case a luxe touch.
I also liked the simple packaging made from 100% recycled cardboard.
Pricing and availability
You can buy the limited-edition Classic C1 MagFit Case now for iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max.
While listed for $65 on Spigen’s website, you can currently grab one for just $29.99 on Amazon. Input the discount code helloagain20 for 20% off.
Buy from: Amazon (don’t forget the 20% off code: helloagain20)