Rounding up some of the best protective cases for Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

article thumbnail

In anticipation of this week's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus debut, which is shaping up to be Apple's biggest launch ever, AppleInsider has compiled a round up of cases from Apple and our retail sponsors that are built to protect, enhance and show off your new handset.


As with every iPhone launch, Apple is again providing a new lineup of branded leather and silicone products, but with a color palette slightly tweaked from last year. Both models feature an open-front design with raised nubs for volume and power buttons, mute switch access, camera and flash access and a microfiber lining.

Leather versions are made from European tanned leather and come in five different colors: black, brown, saddle brown, rose gray and midnight blue. Seen above, the choices are a few shades removed from leather models offered with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Apple's silicone cases are slimmer than their leather counterparts and are available in a much wider selection of colors. In all the company makes 11 different variations, including a (PRODUCT)RED iteration. As seen below, colors on offer include white, charcoal gray, stone, antique white, blue, turquoise, midnight blue, lavender, pink and orange.

Apple went on record as saying iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases from last year are compatible with this year's slightly larger iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, though upgraders who want a perfect fit will need to buy the 2015 model.

Cost: Leather iPhone 6s and 6s Plus cases sell for a respective $45 and $49, while the silicone versions are priced at $35 and $39.

Availability: Most colors are in stock now through Apple's website for shipment prior to the handset's launch.


OtterBox, one of the biggest names in third-party iPhone protection, is marketing six iPhone 6 product lines as suitable for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The popular Defender and Commuter series both offer full drop, dust and screen protection, while the light weight Symmetry and leather-clad Strada ranges trade a sealed design for style.

Cost: Price varies depending on configuration. $29.95 - $59.95 for the Defender, $39.90 for the Commuter, $44.90 for the Commuter Wallet, $39.95 - $44.95 for the Symmetry, $6.95 - $46.90 for the MySymmetry, and $49.95 for the Strada.

Availability: Save for a few Defender and Symmetry colors, all products are in stock.

Exclusive Coupon: Otterbox is also offering AI readers 10% off and Free Shipping on all iPhone cases with coupon code INSIDER10


With a wide selection of colors and a reasonable price point, Speck's CandyShell lineup is perfect for users who want to stand apart from the crowd. A soft cushioned inner layer is covered in a hard outer shell to protect iPhone, while a scratch-resistant coating keeps the eye-catching artwork safe. The sleeve is further enhanced with a rubberized rim for screen protection, and rubberized button pushers.

Cost: Prices for iPhone 6s designs range from $25.99 to $39.99, while the larger 6s Plus versions goes for between $32.99 and $36.99.

Availability: Amazon has a variety of patterns available for both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

FUZ Designs

A newcomer to the third-party accessory game, FUZ Designs sports a fun range of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus products compatible with Apple's latest "s" series handsets. The firm's furry Felt Case integrates a thermoplastic urethane inner layer with an industrial grade outer skin to create a thin, protective and tactile case. A second product, simply called the Soft Case, features a protective inner layer wrapped with blue, black or red polyurethane.

Cost: Both the Felt Case and Soft Case for iPhone 6s are priced at $29.99, while the larger iPhone 6s Plus version comes in at $34.99.

Availability: Amazon is showing full availability for and Soft Case models.

Urban Armor Gear

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is another impact resistant case marker that aims to provide the best possible protection in the smallest possible profile. Its cases feature a feather-light composite construction, armor shell, and impact resistant soft core. UAG says its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus cases, along with all its others, have been certified MIL-STD810G - 546.6 compliant in meeting military drop-test standards. The cases also include an HD Screen protector that guards against scratches and are available in 6 colors (Aero, Maverick, Navigator, Outland, Scout, Valkyrie) now, while Scout Folio and Rouge Folio editions will be available shortly.

Cost: UGA's iPhone 6/6s cases retail for $39.95.

Availability: Dozens of UGA iPhone 6 & 6s cases are available on Amazon and UGA.


Incipio is one of the largest and most popular makers of cases for Apple's various product lines, and the company's existing iPhone 6 series cases rank high in customer satisfaction on Amazon. The new 4.7-inch iPhone 6s can be safely ensconced inside Incipio's existing iPhone 6 Caroline Folio, Stowaway, DualPro, Feather, Rival, Highland, Phenom, NGP Edge, Octane, Response, and Watson cases.

The Stowaway features a credit card case and stand built in to its polycarbonate and polymer shell; the DualPro is a polycarbonate case with an impact-absorbing TPE core; the Feather is an ultra-thin polycarbonate case; the Rival is a co-molded transparent textured case; the Highland is a brushed aluminum-style folio; the Phenon is a lightweight, drop-resistant case; the NGP is a flexible polymer case; the Edge is a hard-shell slider case; and the Watson is a leather wallet folio that can hold up to three credit cards and doubles as a stand.

Meanwhile, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus will fit in the existing iPhone 6 Plus jumbo versions of the DualPro, Feather, NGP, Stowaway, Highland, and Rival. Each is offered in a variety of colors, ranging from standbys like black and white to more bold choices including neon pink.

Cost: Prices range from $20-$35, but many cases are available for as little as $12 on Amazon.

Availability: All of the cases are available from Amazon and Some of its new DUALPRO DETAIL iPhone 6s cases are also in stock at Amazon or available for pre-order.

Casetify (Customize Your Case with Instagram Photos)

Buyers who prefer a little more customization will find it at Casetify, a company that lets you print Instagram photos onto 2.5-millimeter thin snap-style iPhone cases. If your Instagram account isn't up to snuff, Casetify also allows you to choose from a variety of pre-made designs.

Cost: $40.00 for both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Availability: Pre-orders are available now at, with shipments starting in late September.

Radius v2

Introduced as a stripped down bumper with snap-on convenience, the Radius v2 protects the corners and rear of your iPhone, the areas most susceptible to damage when dropped. Thanks to its minimalist design, Radius v2 is extremely lightweight, keeping iPhone pocketable. Color choices include polished aluminum, slate, red accents and gold, while a special titanium version is also available.

Cost: Prices range from $79.99 to $249.99 depending on color and material.

Availability: The Radius v2 is available now from AppleInsider readers can get an extra 10% off by entering in promo code Ai10 upon checkout.

Tech Armor

For iPhone owners who prefer using a "naked" handset, Tech Armor offers a range of high quality screen protectors that fit both iPhone 6 and 6s screens. The company markets a standard High Definition (HD) Clear Screen Protector and an HD Clear Ballistic Glass Screen Protector for scratch and impact protection, both of which come in a variety of finishes and materials. For example, Tech Armor offers an edge-to-edge glass version that fits over an entire iPhone display for ultimate coverage.

Cost: Regular High Definition versions for iPhone 6s start at $6.95 and move up to $14.95 for edge to edge ballistic models. Interestingly, the iPhone 6s Plus iteration starts at $5.95 and tops out at $14.95.

Availability: Amazon currently has all iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus variations in stock.

Silk Innovation


Silk Innovation made its debut ahead of last years iPhone 6 launch with 3 cases that will also fit the iPhone 6s: The ClearView Slim case features a now-popular design comprised of a clear polycarbonate back combined with a rubber side bumper; the Stealth Armor Tough case combines a polycarbonate shell with a rubber core, interchangeable back plates, and a screen protector; and the Vault Slim Wallet is a soft-touch full-coverage case that can hold three credit cards.

Cost: $11.99 for the ClearView Slim, $17.99 for the Stealth Armor Tough, and $14.99 for the Vault Slim Wallet.

Availability: All three cases are available for purchase now from Amazon.


Caseology is another prominent iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus case maker that offers an assortment of more contemporary and stylish cases made out of leather, carbon fiber, and textured materials. Among them are the Envoy, Skyfall, Wavelength, Vault, and Glacier series.

Pricing & Availability: Pricing on Caseology's iPhone 6s cases range from $30-$50 but are available on Amazon for as little as $13.00. The same designs are also available for the iPhone 6s Plus at the same price points.

JETech iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus cases

JETech is another US-based case maker that sells a variety of cases for the iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus, including its clear Shock-Absorption Bumper and Anti-Scratch cases, which start for as little as $8.00 on Amazon. It also sells leather iPhone Wallet Cases with a built-in credit card slots & holder that also duals as a kickstand so you can prop up your iPhone to watch video.

Pricing: Standard retail pricing for JETech iPhone cases span from $20 to $40 but can be had for a fraction of those prices on stores like Amazon.

Availability: Most of JETech's standard iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus cases are in stock at significant discount over at Amazon. The the PU Leather Wallet Cases with Flip Cover are available for pre-order and will ship in early October.

Even More Options

Of course, there are thousands of other iPhone 6s case options making their way to market. Several Apple Authorized Resellers have created pages dedicated to highlighting the latest arrivals including:

eBay Deals - $28-$60% off brands like Spigen, VERUS & Caseology

MacMall - Save between $5 - $25 on dozens iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Cases.

Amazon - Hundreds of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus cases available overnight with Amazon Prime.

B&H Photo - Hundreds of New Release iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus cases for order and pre-order.

Best Buy - Dozens of new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases in stock.

Wal-Mart - Dozens of low-cost and affordable iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus cases starting at just $2.00.