New Zagg wares shield your Apple Watch 7, iPad mini and iPhone 13

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Zagg's GlassFusion 360 protects your new Apple Watch 7's big, beautiful screen.
Zagg's GlassFusion 360 protects your new Apple Watch 7's big, beautiful screen.
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Zagg brought its whole new range of protective screens and cases for new Apple devices to the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular virtual press briefing Thursday. The company rolled out screen protectors for Apple Watch Series 7, iPad mini (6th gen) and the iPhone 13 series, along with a range of cases for the latter.

Win an iPhone 13 case bundle from Smartish [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Win an iPhone 13 case bundle from Smartish [Cult of Mac giveaway]
This is your chance to win a five-way iPhone 13 bundle of cases and accessories.
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If you just got an iPhone 13, this week’s giveaway is for you. Popular case-maker Smartish is giving one lucky winner a bundle that will keep their new iPhone protected, organized and charged.

Smartish makes inexpensive iPhone cases that people like, and the company racked up more than 30,000 five-star reviews to prove it. This bundle includes three popular iPhone 13 cases and two must-have accessories.

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PHNX tthin cases for iPhone 13 are sleek but protective.
These thin cases for iPhone 13 are sleek but protective.
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New Laut iPhone 13 cases offer strong drop protection and more

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The Laut Crystal Matter 2.0 (Impkt) iPhone 13 case offers 22-foot drop protection.
The Laut Crystal Matter 2.0 (Impkt) iPhone 13 case offers 22-foot drop protection.
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Accessories-maker Laut just delivered eight new iPhone 13 cases into the Cult of Mac Store, including two MagSafe-compatible options. Several of the models offer significant protection for your expensive new handset.

Eight different models is a fair number of options. But you really need all the choices you can get, considering the recent news that most older iPhone cases won’t fit the iPhone 13 series.

Top 10 MagSafe-compatible iPhone 13 cases

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Totallee's iPhone 13 cases are thin and light.
Totallee's iPhone 13 cases are thin and light.
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With many new iPhones 13s already shipped to customers and many more on the way, now’s the time for folks to find the right case to protect their new investment. Accessories makers have obliged with many, many choices, from minimalistic to stylish to super-tough.

We offer a top 10 list below, but not a ranked one, because that would be comparing apples and oranges, so to speak. Several different types of cases are included.

PSA: iPhone 13 series is incompatible with most earlier cases

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PSA: iPhone 13 series is incompatible with most earlier cases
Note the difference in size of the camera hump on the iPhone 12 (on left) and the iPhone 13 (on right).
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While the iPhone 13 has drawn some criticism for being a minor update, improvements to the cameras mean that none of the new handsets are compatible with tight-fitting cases designed for earlier models.

This is not unusual. But Apple’s 2021 models look so much like their iPhone 12 equivalents that it might be easy to think the exteriors are identical when they are not.

Have your pick of iPhone 13 cases with Elago’s new lineup

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The MagSafe Silicone Case is just one of many cases Elago offers for iPhone 13.
The MagSafe Silicone Case is just one of many cases Elago offers for iPhone 13.
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If you’re the proud owner of a new iPhone 13 series smartphone — whether you have it in hand or just set for delivery — don’t forget to protect it. Elago’s new lineup of iPhone 13 cases include past favorite designs and innovative new styles.

You can grab Elago’s new iPhone 13 cases in the Cult of Mac Store — via the direct link under each item below — or at Elago or Amazon.