The official choice:
Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe
This year, Apple’s cases for the iPhone 12 lineup come with MagSafe support, meaning they not only support the new magnetic accessories for the iPhone 12, like the wallet attachment and MagSafe charger, but they also just slide and snap onto your iPhone.
- $49 at Apple
- From $37 at Amazon
The clear choice:
Apple Clear Case with MagSafe
Also equipped with MagSafe, this clear case offers solid protection while letting you see the beautiful color of your iPhone 12. This case works perfectly with Apple’s new set of MagSafe accessories like the charger or wallet.
- $49 at Apple
- $49 at Amazon
Quick card access:
The Incipio Stashback case lets you keep up to three physical payment cards handy, sitting just behind your iPhone in a small storage compartment. The case also offers excellent protection to the sides and back of your iPhone 12 in case of drops.
$40 at Incipio
Slim and artsy:
OtterBox Figura Series
The OtterBox Figura Series case has the expected OtterBox protection in a slim form factor, so it won’t add a lot of bulk to your iPhone 12. It’s smooth and yet grippy. The stunning painterly design comes in four different colorways.
- $50 at Apple
- $40 at OtterBox
Good for the planet:
Made from Recycled Materials
The eco-friendly Lifeproof WĀKE is made from salvaged fishing gear — about 85% ocean-based plastic. The unique textured wave pattern on the back is an eye-catching design, and the case is drop tested up to 2 meters. Every purchase of a WĀKE case donates a dollar to water-conscious, nonprofit partners.
- $34 at Lifeproof
- From $35 at Amazon
Nomad Rugged Folio
I love Nomad’s cases. The leather becomes a living design that changes over time as you use it. This folio features a three-card and cash slot on the inside front. It’s lined with soft thick felting for added protection.
$70 at Nomad
ESR Cloud Series Case
ESR has a sleek new slim case for the iPhone 12 that will catch your eye if you’re a silicone case fan. This one has a similar look to Apple’s silicone case, but it costs a lot less.
From $6 at Amazon
If you’re the type of person that tends to drop your iPhone a lot, this thin-but-rugged case is perfect for you. Your iPhone slips right into it like a silicon case, but it has military-grade drop protection to keep your iPhone safe. Add MagSafe compatibility and microbial protection, and you’ve got a winner of a case.
- From $29 at Amazon
- $43 at OtterBox
Listen, if you’re going to hide that beautiful iPhone under a case anyway, why not make it something wild and fun? This 80s-style collage art case makes a statement that lets everyone know you just wanna have fun, but there are unlimited designs (and customized options) for different tastes.
From $50 at CASETiFY
Colorful and clean:
The BodyGuardz Harmony doesn’t just look cool with its gorgeous ombre design—it also protects the iPhone 12 from drops and bacteria. Shock-absorbing corners and a raised bumper give it a 10-foot drop rating, and BodyGuardz claims that its Ultra-Fresh antimicrobial protection reduces 99% of bacteria growth.
- From $29 at Amazon
- $40 at BodyGuardz
Price and quality:
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Designed for Apple iPhone 12 Case
Spigen is known for its quality products at reasonable prices. Keep your gorgeous new iPhone 12 on full display in a clear case with a hard PC back and soft TPU bumper. Choose this crystal clear case or one with a colorful bumper to match your iPhone.
From $13 at Amazon
Presidio Perfect – Clear with Grips
The case’s dual-layer perimeter provides 8-foot drop protection. No-slip grips help prevent drops. Microban antimicrobial protection reduces bacteria on the case’s surface by 99%.
- From $15 at Amazon
- $45 at Best Buy
Made from ShockLite, a soft and flexible polymer for shock absorption, it’s drop-tested to 6.6 feet. Caudabe cases are thin but protective. Choose from a handful of colors.
$31 at Caudabe
Velvet Caviar iPhone 12 case
Velvet Caviar makes gorgeous cases in lots of fashion-forward designs, many of which sparkle with holographic accents. Despite its cute looks, this case is actually heavy-duty and protective with Firm Flex technology. You can buy a matching ring grip for selfies, too.
$30 at Amazon
The no-case case:
totallee Clear iPhone 12 Case
If you don’t really want a case at all but feel you need just a little something for protection, totallee is one to consider. This is the ultimate no-case case. It’s about as thick as a fingernail.
- $39 at Amazon
- $39 at totallee
Flowers for less:
CYRILL iPhone 12 case
CYRILL’s pretty flowers adorn a soft, protective, slim case. The case’s back is a hard PC, while the bumper is a soft TPU for ease of putting on and taking off. It’s a basic case, elevated.
$19 at Amazon
Natural good looks:
Mous Limitless 3.0 iPhone 12 case – various styles
Your case doesn’t have to be ultra-thick to be protective. Mous cases offer superior drop protection and a slimmer profile. The cases are made with various natural materials, such as the bamboo shown here, and they are gorgeous.
- From $39 at Amazon
- From $50 at Mous
Smartish iPhone 12 Crossbody Case
No need to bring a purse. Take your iPhone 12 on the go with this crossbody faux leather case. The removable strap has lip balm loops, and the attached wallet holds three cards plus cash. Choose from several colors.
$30 at Amazon