Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus
The iPhone 8 has a different design than last year's iPhone 7, but the dimensions are very similar. It's possible you have a case that works now — try it out and see. But, if it doesn't fit, or you just want a new case, AppleInsider has rounded up a few of the best options.
Have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus on the way? For those expecting a new device, the iPhone 8 cases found below provide users with a variety of options, including bright and colorful covers and cases with certified drop protection. Best of all, many of these cases can be shipped to arrive in time for the iPhone 8's official debut.
Apple made zero mention of new cases during the release event on Sept. 12, but rest assured — the entire line works with this years' iPhone. Like in years past, Apple's leather case comes in an assortment of colors, including a Project(RED) version.
Pad & Quill Luxury Pocket Book
Pad & Quill makes some of the nicest iPhone and iPad cases on the market thanks to handcrafted elements and premium materials. The Luxury Pocket Book for the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is no exception. Hand assembled in St. Paul, Minnesota, the Luxury Pocket Book has a hand-finished Baltic birch wood cradle to protect the device. Five inner pockets allow you to store an identification card, credit cards and cash with ease. Pad & Quill also stands behind their products with a 25-year leather warranty and lifetime wood warranty.
Available now in a variety of color choices, the Luxury Pocket Book for the iPhone 7 and 8 retails for $99.95, while the 7 Plus / 8 Plus version sells for $109.95. Please note, the flash unit is not fully supported with this case. For an alternative, check out the Bella Fino iPhone 8 Wallet Case, also by Pad & Quill.
Looking for a durable case that's designed to withstand drops, dust and scuffs? The OtterBox Defender Series consists of a multitude of cases for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus that include fun designs without sacrificing protection. In fact, OtterBox performs more than 24 tests spanning over 238 hours before a case receives the Certified Drop+ Protection designation.
Released for Thanksgiving, the Symmetry Series Star Wars Collection continues the long-running Symmetry line with branded cases depicting famous characters from the franchise. Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, the BB8 droid, a scene on Ahch-to, and a "Rebel Red" logo version are included in the collection, with each having their own distinct style.
The Symmetry case is a sleek accessory, with a dual-density design and a raised beveled edge to keep the screen away from the floor if it is dropped face side down. The models are available at Otterbox.com priced at $44.95 and $54.95 for each design, for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus respectively.
Long-time iPhone case vendor Speck is also in the fray again this year. The Presidio Inked collection is notable for colorful designs combined with enhanced protection.
Presidio Inked cases feature bezel screen and port protection in a dual-layer design with a scratch-resistant finish.
The Presidio Inked collection retails for $44.95 for the iPhone 8 on Speck's website.
The initial collection of iPhone 8 cases from Case-Mate are fashion-focused offerings, including pressed flowers and floating scenes, but two cases stand out for being quite different.
The Compact Mirror Case has a magnetically-closed flap on the back that conceals a mirror, so users can more easily line up self portraits using the rear camera, with the flap also containing a pocket capable of storing up to four credit cards. Featuring a leather-effect look and using metallic buttons to accent the design, the Compact Mirror Case is available in a choice of black, rose gold, and iridescent colors, with prices starting at $51 with free shipping using exclusive promo code APPLEINSIDER15.
The Mood Case uses a two-piece construction to keep the iPhone 8 safe from knocks or drops, with metallic buttons on the sides and an anti-scratch coating to protect the brightly-colored case's appearance. The name refers to the temperature-sensitive film on the rear of the case, which changes color similar to a mood ring.
The Mood iPhone 8 Case is priced at $42.50 after a 15% discount with coupon code APPLEINSIDER15.
The Case Defense Clear is part of the company's extensive line of protective cases, but as the name suggests, this case has a clear phone backing that allows you to see more of the iPhone 8 than opaque models. For protection, the cases use three layers, including a DropShield liner that extends to all edges to absorb shocks, along with a raised rear TPU to keep the hard polycarbonate shell from touching surfaces and being scratched.
The Defense Lux case aims to provide a premium appearance while protecting the iPhone, combining a machined aluminum exterior frame with a soft rubber bumper, and polycarbonate inner backing. As part of the design, the case's integrated sound channel helps amplify the bottom speaker of the iPhone 8, while simultaneously redirecting sound to the front.
The Folio Wallet, nicknamed the "Keeper of the Things" by the company, is a folio case that can use the front cover as a kickstand for the iPhone 8. Made from Saffiano texture fabric, the cover also has pockets to hold cash and three cards, with the case also including a security strap to keep the folio closed, and a wrist strap.
Available in Black Onyx, Champagne Gold, and Rose Gold, the Folio Wallet is currently on sale for $13.99 at Amazon with a clippable coupon.
For those wanting something similar but in a smaller package, the Vault Slim Wallet is a light and durable polycarbonate case with high-grip textured sides, making it harder to accidentally drop. Built into the case is a slot for holding up to three cards behind the iPhone 8, which are held in place until slid back out via the finger hole on the other side.
Shipping in four colors, the case is available now for $14.99, for both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.
Though not strictly a case, the iPhone Camera Bag will give photography-minded users a way to store accessories alongside the iPhone 8. The bag, made from chocolate leather or black ballistic nylon, can hold up to four smartphone photography lenses and a mini tripod, using a combination of padded dividers, mesh pockets, and straps.
Shipping September 27 but available to preorder now, the iPhone Camera Bag costs $99 for the ballistic nylon version, $129 for the leather.
The Crystal Wallet Case is a two-in-one accessory for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, providing protection and storage. The iPhone is cradled in a dual layer structure, consisting of a flexible shock-absorbing body within a hard casing, with buttons on the sides and cutouts for the rear cameras.
A slide-out cover on the rear can be used to carry two cards or cash, with it also being a handy place to store ID cards and emergency funds. Available in black, rose gold, champagne gold, and jet white options, both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus versions are priced at $34.99.
Skyfall is Caseology's best-selling clear case for showing off the body of your new iPhone 8 or Plus. Using a transparent acrylic shell that displays the iPhone while protecting it from scratches, the case has a shock-resistant bumper on the outside, minimizing the impact of drops and impacts.
The Battersea from Gear4 is a highly-protective yet simple case, with a muted black external design with an orange highlight and an orange liner, made from a soft touch polycarbonate. Importantly, the case uses D3O, a highly shock absorbent substance that allows the case to offer considerable protection in a slim package.
Compatible with the iPhone 6, 6S, 7, and 8, as well as Plus models, Gear4 is selling the Battersea case for $44.99 through its own online store.
Combining together a wallet with a case, the PureGear Express Folio is a two-part case for the iPhone 8 and Plus. The main case provides side and rear protection for the iPhone, but it includes a magnetic that allows it to attach and detach from the folio section.
The folio itself includes a front pocket and a three-slot card and ID holder, as well as a space for the camera to shoot through at the back, with the case also able to turn into a kickstand for horizontal viewing of videos on a flat surface. PureGear sells the Express Folio for $39.99.
If you're going away from civilization and want to make your iPhone 8 even more useful, consider the Olixar X-Ranger Survival Case. The hard-wearing tough case has a multi-layered design to keep the iPhone safe, with its non-slip bumper pads and textured brush metal surfaces providing extra grip.
Hidden in a card storage compartment is a slim multitool, which can be used as a ruler, file, screwdriver, bottle opener, can opener, and a peeler, with it also including a number of other blade-based functions and wrench holes. MobileFun sells the case for $22.49 in both black and blue colors.