You did it. You got the new iPhone 13. But it doesn’t matter if you have the Mini or the Pro, it’s still a glass sandwich that will shatter when it inevitably escapes your hands. That’s totally not your fault. That’s why we highly recommend you use a case with your expensive new smartphone. It’s not guaranteed to protect your device, but it can help! We’ve tested dozens and whittled them down to our favorites below. That also includes other accessories such as cables, charging adapters, MagSafe gear, and power banks, many of which we tested for the iPhone 12 range (so you’ll see some duplicates here).
Updated October 2021: We’ve added cases from Casetify, Oakywood, Tech21, Incipio, Kerf, Nimble, Survivor, Coach, Moshi, and accessories from iOttie and STM Goods.
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A Note on iPhone 13 Cases
We’ve tested these cases on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Unlike last year, cases that fit the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 will not fit the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro. That’s because the camera system on the standard Pro is significantly larger. Some case manufacturers didn’t learn of this until the iPhones were announced, so you might run into some compatibility issues. It’s something to keep an eye on as you shop.