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People buying an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus will want to keep their devices safe, and that means acquiring a case. Here are our best picks for cases you can purchase for your iPhone.
As is typical for fall, Apple updated its iPhone lineup with new models, including a new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. At the same time, the accessories market exploded with new cases and covers for the just-announced smartphones.
With the cases offering different things, from extreme drop protection to kickstands and even a holster, as well as a wide array of different designs, there's a lot of variety in the case market.
AppleInsider has rounded up many of the popular cases you can buy to protect your new smartphone. The list isn't exhaustive of the entire market, as there are more expensive and unusual items out there, but it is a good starting point to find your ideal iPhone case.
Goldie MagSafe Compatible iPhone Case by Sonix
A lightweight case, Sonix's creation is an anti-microbial case to add some invisible protection to your iPhone. It also offers more conventional protection, with grooved impact-resistant corners and a raised bumper around the back camera.
The MagSafe Compatible design is made with built-in magnets that support Apple's charging feature and accessories. It's also sold in a variety of different case designs, such as one covered with goldfish, but you could also go down the route of Hello Kitty or a dripping gold appearance.
Rugged Case by Nomad
Designed for protection, Nomad's Rugged Case combines a durable polycarbonate frame and PET backplate with durable TPU bumpers and a camera ring. The result is a case that can survive a 15-foot drop.
It's a MagSafe-compatible case, so it works with the accessory and charger ecosystem. It's also got dual lanyard attachment points, so you can securely hold the case and iPhone with less fear of dropping it onto the ground.
Offered for both iPhone 14 and Plus in Black, Ash Green, and Ultra Orange, the Rugged Case costs $49.95.
Modern Leather Folio by Nomad
Providing 10-foot drop protection, the Modern Leather Folio again has a TPE bumper, but instead clads the front and back with a premium leather that will develop a patina over time. The front flap also has space for three cards and one cash slot, so you don't need to carry around a separate wallet.
The design also includes MagSafe support and dual lanyard points. There's also a removable magnetic clasp, if you would prefer to have more free access to the iPhone.
Sold for the iPhone 14 and Plus, the Modern Leather Folio costs $59.95 for full-grain leather.
Full Leather Case by Mujjo
Made from vegetable-tanned Ecoo leather, rated gold for environmental standards, the Full Leather Case by Mujjo has a minimalist exterior that will gain a patina over time. The sides have machined metal buttons, while inside is lined with a luxurious Japanese microdibre.
The case also has holes in the base for speakers and charging, MagSafe support, and a raised camera bump for added protection.
The Mujjo Full Leather Case for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is $54, and available in three colors.
Full Leather Wallet Case by Mujjo
Like the Full Leather Case, the Full Leather Wallet Case is made from vegetable-tanned Ecco leather, along with Japanese microfibre and machined buttons for clickiness. It differs in two key respects to its stablemate.
For a start, a pocket on the rear can be used to hold two to tree bank cards or ID cards. While it doesn't have MagSafe support due to the pocket's inclusion, it does still support wireless charging.
Sold in three colors for both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the case is priced at $54.
MagSafe Disc Case by Nimble
The MagSafe Disc Case is a clear iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus case, one that offers MagSafe and wireless charging support in a slim design. Where it differs from the norm is that it is produce from recycled CDs and DVDs.
The recycled polycarbonate case is made from Replay-certified plastic, but are still highly protective. The FlexBand absorbs impacts including a 10-foot drop, with the case also made to be scratch resistant.
Sold for both iPhone 14 and Plus, the MagSafe Disc Case costs $44.95.
Custom Phone Case by Casetify
If you want to customize your iPhone's case this option from Casetify may be your best bet. You can select the style of case, including lightweight and slim versions, as well as impact-resistant versions.
Then you can select the color of the back panel, and to optionally add some text to the back. Variants include repeated letters in a pattern, horizontal and vertical positioning of a single word, and three short lines in the middle, with a variety of colors and fonts also available.
The custom options start from $58, and rise up to $82.
Coral Reef by Poketo for Casetify
If you want a design instead of custom words, Casetify has a wide variety available. For this example, we are using Coral Reef, a design by LA lifestyle brand Poketo.
Again, you can choose the type of case, varying in weight and protection as well as physical appearance and cost, and a color for the bumper.
Prices range from $62 to $88 for this particular design.
Thin iPhone 14 Case by Totallee
Marketed as the "world's thinnest iPhone case," this offering from Totallee weighs 0.1 ounces and is just 0.02 inches thin. Even so, it is protective, with a raised lip for the camera and grippy TPU.
It is also a minimalist case, with no branding in view at all. There are still options for colors, including frosted and transparent case variants.
Totallee sells the case for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus for $39 on Amazon.
Mag Armor by Spigen
Made from flexible TPU for durability, the Mag Armor case provides high protection, including Air Cushion Technology for knocks and drops, raised edges around the screen and camera, and a matted texture for extra grip.
It's also MagSafe compatible, has built-in buttons on the side, and a sleek appearance to match its security.
Offered in two colors and in iPhone 14 and Plus variants, the Mag Armor case retails for $44.99, but is currently discounted to as low as $22.79 on Amazon.
Crystal Slot by Spigen
This clear case by Spigen offers protection while keeping the iPhone as visible as possible. Again made of TPU, it has Air Cushion Technology for drop protection, tactile buttons, and precise cutouts for the iPhone's various ports and elements.
Unusually, it includes a card slot for precisely one card on the back. That holder also uses Slide Lock technology to secure the card in place, so it's not going to suddenly drop while carrying it around.
Offered in iPhone 14 and Plus varieties, the Spigen Crystal Slot case costs $34.99.
Classic Charm Mag by Cyrill
The Classic Charm Mag case is designed to be carried around similarly to a purse or handbag, with a pair of connection points and an adjustable strap so you can wear it like a necklace, wristlet, or crossbody.
Made from polyurethane leather, it is also protective, with drop protection complete with a mini airbag and a camera bumper in its design. There's also MagSafe support, so it'll work with chargers and accessories.
Made for iPhone 14 and Plus, the Classic Charm Mag retails for $44.99, but is on sale for $29.99 through Cyrill on Amazon.
Kajuk Mag by Cyrill
A more conventional offering, Cyrill's Kajuk Mag case is made from PU leather, with a soft microfiber lining. The bumper's mini airbag design makes it drop-proof, while a camera bumper provides extra protection.
MagSafe support is present for chargers and accessories. Another type of accessory is also catered for, with charm holes enabling further personalization, or the use of the free wristlet.
Available for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the Kajk Mag case costs $39.99 direct from Cyrill, but the case is currently on sale for $26.99 on Amazon.
MagClap Hybrid Case by Benks
A minimalist iPhone case, the MagClap Hybrid Case is exceedingly protective, with the use of DuPont Kevlar fiber in its design. Combined with a TPU frame with strengthened corners and raised bumps around the camera, the case can easily manage daily knocks and scrapes.
The fully MagSafe compatible case also has a comfortable grip and metal buttons, while still being able to be easily detached from the iPhone.
Sold for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the MagClap Hybrid Case costs $39.99.
Lollipop Ultra-Thin Case by Benks
The pocket-friendly case has a 0.4m super-thin profile, leaning heavily towards a minimalist design. Made from a hard but flexible plastic and sporting a camera bump, it has a 0.44mm profile and weighs less than 10 grams.
Coated with a nano-oleophobic coating to resist fingerprints and smudges, the case is also thin enough to be MagSafe compatible for charging and accessories.
Benks sells the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus versions of the Lollipop Ultra-Thin case for $12.99.
Classic Hybrid Protection Bundle by ESR
An all-in-one package from ESR, the Classic Hybrid Protection Bundle uses a MagSafe-compatible case and screen protectors. The case offers military-grade drop protection with the use of Air-Guard corners for shock absorption, as well as a scratch-resistant hard back.
Completing the package are a pair of screen protectors, capable of withstanding a 110-pound impact. They're also able to be applied with ease, thanks to the included alignment frame.
The Classic Hybrid Protection Bundle for iPhone 14 and Plus costs $42.49.
iPhone 14 Plus Metal Kickstand Case by ESR
As the name suggests, the key feature of this case is its kickstand, an adjustable two-way version that can work between 0 degrees and 60 degrees, and allows both landscape and portrait orientations of the iPhone itself.
Made from acrylic, the case has military-grade protection from drops, with Air-Guard corners and a camera bump. The non-slip grooved design also provides high levels of grip.
Original Leather Case by Alto
Made from Italian leather that gains a patina over time, this ultra-slim case from Alto provides full drop protection to a military grade, at heights of up to 5 foot. It sports an elevated 0.75mm elevated edge to protect the screen and camera lenses.
This case also supports wireless charging, and uses metallic buttons that have improved press-feedback compared to the vendor's earlier cases .
Available in Forest Green, Raven Black, Caramel Brown, and Cement Gray for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the Alto Original Leather Case is $49.95 at Amazon.
Metro Leather Wallet Case by Alto
Using the same hand-crafted full-grain Italian leather as its stablemate, the Metro Leather Wallet Case has 5-foot military-grade drop resistance, and the same 0.75mm elevated edge. Again, you have metallic buttons to contrast the soft leather on the sides.
The main changes here are the design of the leather itself splitting into two distinct sections, enabling a card slot to exist at the rear. The case does support wireless charging, but you should remove the card first.
The Alto Metro Leather Wallet Case in Caramel Brown/Raven Black and plain Raven Black costs $64.95 on Amazon for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus versions. An on-page coupon is available at press time, knocking $7 of the premium case.
CrashGuard NX by RhinoShield
A fully-customizable bumper case for the iPhone 14, the CrashGuard NX fits just around the edge of the iPhone and leaves the back completely clear. This allows you to fully decorate the iPhone with skins and still be able to see them, while still protecting the case from drops due to the cushioning bumper.
You can select from a wide array of colors, and you can even use a back plate to turn it into a more conventional case if you wish.
RhinoShield's CrashGuard NX starts from $24.99 for the main bumper. Add-ons include Gripmini and Gripmax attachments, screen protectors, and tempered glass front and back covers.
Clear by RhinoShield
A transparent case for the iPhone 14 and Plus, the RhinoShield Clear is a case that has been designed to not turn yellow over time. It's made with the company's ShockSpread material for protection, while still seeming as minimal as possible.
Though clear, you can customize the case in different ways, such as changing the camera ring or button colors, and by adding a lanyard.
The standard version of the Clear case costs $37.99, before adding accessories.
GemShell by Speck
A classic case from Speck, it's a hard-wearing case made with a dual-layer perimeter, combining a protective polycarbonate outer shell with a cushion,enabling it to survive 8-foot drops. Complete with a raised lip protecting the screen and cameras, it's also MagSafe and Qi compatible for wireless charging.
The case is also protective in using a Microban antimicrobial treatment, which can provide a 99% reduction in stain and odor-causing bacteria on the case.
Available for both iPhone 14 and Plus in Amethyst Tint and Glass Navy styles, the Speck Gemshell costs $24.95.
Presidio Perfect Clear Ombre MagSafe by Speck
The Presidio Perfect Clear case is, as the name suggests, transparent, but with an ombre design to jazz up the appearance. Made with fade-resistant materials, the case has a Microban antimicrobial coating to protect from bacteria.
Featuring a dual-layer perimeter, it can protect the iPhone from a 13-foot drop. A raised camera ring and extended bezel protect from laying it flat on a surface. It's also built with support for all of Apple's MagSafe accessories.
Available for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the Speck Presidio Perfect-Clear Ombre MagSafe case costs $49.95.
Defender Series XT Clear by OtterBox
This rugged case is designed for the outdoors, with a chunky but grippy bumper around the outside. Made from a protective two-piece design, it has port covers that keep dirt out from the crevices and holes of the iPhone, and also works with all of OtterBox's screen protectors.
The case also has support for MagSafe chargers and accessories using its built-in magnets, and has an attachment point for a lanyard. There's also a holster available as an optional extra.
Commuter Series by OtterBox
Made for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the Commuter Series is a thin case that provides drop and bump protection, with a dual-layer defense. Like its rugged counterpart, it also offers port covers to keep out dust and debris.
While more pocket friendly, it's still got a secure grip to keep your iPhone in-hand, and also supports MagSafe and wireless charging.
MagSafe Split Clear by Atom Studios
Made from recycled plastics, the MagSafe Split Clear has a distinctive dual-finish design, with a frosted rear top half for the back, and a fully transparent lower section. The distinctive appearance also shows off where the MagSafe magnets are located, with thicker than usual magnets used to ensure a good connection.
It's also protective, able to handle a ten-foot drop, with a 1mm raised edge to protect the display glass. It's also got anti-yellowing technology and fingerprint protection to stay as good-looking as possible.
Available for preorder with expected shipping from October 21, the MagSafe Split Clear case is $39.99.
MagSafe Split Silicone by Atom Studios
Made from durable anodized and recycled aluminum, the MagSafe Split Silicone again uses two textures on the rear, with the top showing the aluminum bare while the lower section has a soft sand-based silicone coating. Inside is a protective grade-A microfiber layer.
The design also enables protection from drops of up to 10 foot, along with a 1mm raised edge to elevate the display. MagSafe support is again offered, using magnets that are 50% thicker than the market average.
Up for preorder with dispatch in the first week of October, the Atom Studios MagSafe Split Silicone case for iPhone 14 and Plus is $44.99.
iPhone 14 Cases by Pela
Pela's case range consists of the same physical design and properties, but a wide array of different patterns. For example, the Black Boreal case depicts mountains the night sky, while the Powder Blue Rockies shows the mountain range engraved into a grey case instead.
Billed as a truly sustainable case, the Pela case is flexible and soft to protect from drops, and with a lot of grip as well. Made from Flaxstic, a compostable bioplastic elastomer with flax straw materials, the case can be disposed of in a composter instead of the trash.
Pela's cases for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus cost $69.95.
vArmor iPhone Holster Case by Vena
The vArmor is a case with an included detachable belt clip swivel holster, so you can have your iPhone attached to your belt instead of in your pocket or bag.
The case itself is made from dual-layer polycarbonate and TPU with CornerGuard protection, allowing it to exceed military drop-test standards. Its buttons are made to be as tactile as those of the iPhone itself, while the back includes support for wireless charging and MagSafe itself.
Available for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the Vena vArmor iPhone Holster Case is priced at $49.99.
vCommute Wallet Case by Vena
A patented wallet case, the vCommute has a hidden card slot in the back, which can be used to store credit, debit, and transit cards, all without interfering with Apple Pay. The leather back cover also doubles as a kickstand, if you want an impromptu Netflix viewing party.
The case, made from TPU and polycarbonate, has CornerGard protection from drops and knocks. The case is also able to work with magnetic car phone mounts, without needing any additional adhesive or an extra plate.
Available in four colors for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the Vena vCommute Wallet Case costs $49.99.
Crystal Palace Snap by Gear4
As the name points out, the Crystal Palace Snap is a clear iPhone case, made with D3O Crystalex, a flexible material that hardens on impact. As well as keeping the weight and size of the case down, the material allows for it to protect from 13-foot drops.
The case also contains an antimicrobial agent to reduce bacteria, as well as MagSafe support with its built-in magnets. It's also made from 50% certified recycled content, and with every purchase, a tree will be planted.
Denali Snap by Gear4
Available in three colors, the Denali Snap case is just as protective as the Crystal Palace Snap, with it made with D30. With the addition of a backplate reinforced with more D3O, the drop protection increases to be able to handle 16-foot drops.
Also containing an antimicrobial agent and MagSafe charging, the case also sports a textured finish with a no-slip grip. Again, a tree will be planted through Eden Reforestation Projects for every case purchased.
Limitless 5.0 Walnut by Mous
The Limitless 5.0 MagSafe Compatible Walnut Phone Case is highly protective, combining impact-absorbing AiroShock technology, rigid materials, and defensive features like raised edges and a camera bump to defend the iPhone from damage. To go with the protection, it is also attractive, with a range of backplates including wooden options to match your aesthetic, with the plates interlocking with the TPU frame.
Its MagSafe compatibility is through its ring of N45 neodymium magnets, and it will also work with Mous' full range of compatible accessories.
Evolution IntraLock Phone Case by Mous
A winner of the Red Dot product design awards, the Evolution IntraLock is designed for cyclists. Using magnets and the mechanical IntraLock system, it can click into place on a mount and stay put, until freed with a button press.
The case is protected with AiroShock so it can take an impact, while remaining durable and robust in everyday use. It's also MagSafe compatible, as well as Mous' accessory range.
The Evolution IntraLock Phone Case costs $54.99, and is available for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
Leather Case By Woolnut
Produced from full-grain leather from Scandinavia and lined with a soft microfiber, the Leather Case is classy but also highly protective. Equipped with TPU sidewalls with a camera ring and a screen-saving lip, the case can hold your iPhone securely.
Magnets enable the case to work with all MagSafe chargers and accessories, while aluminum is used for the buttons for a premium feel. It's also available in a choice of black, cognac, green, and grey color options.
BookBook for iPhone by Twelve South
Simply put, it's a case for bookworms. A leather wallet case, it has a spine that looks like an old leather-bound book, with a leather back and a leather folio front. That front section has space for credit and debit cards to be stored, and possibly a little cash and ID too.
The back is MagSafe compatible, so you can use it with stands with a folding section also acting as a kickstand. A magnetic clasp also allows for the book to stay closed while on the move.
For both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the Twelve South BookBook is available to preorder for $69.99, with shipment due by mid November.
SurfacePad for iPhone by Twelve South
If you want just a leather cover for the front and back, the SurfacePad could be a good choice. Covering the front and back but keeping the edges of the iPhone visible, the cover sticks to the back using a reusable adhesive that doesn't leave any sticky residue.
The front panel has slots for two credit or debit cards. The back is also MagSafe compatible, so you can recharge without needing to remove the cover at all.
Open for preorder for the iPhone 14 and Plus, the Twelve South SurfacePad will cost $49.99.
(Re)Classic Case by Native Union
Made out of Yatay by Coronet, a plant-based compound made in Italy, the (Re)Classic is a thoroughly environmentally-minded case. Using a 100% recycled polycarbonate frame and a recycled microfiber lining, the case aims to mimic elements of leather cases, that also happens to be five times more durable than other PU leather alternatives.
It does so by retaining typical protective and functional features, such as raised edges, a closed-bottom structure, and MagSafe. It also works with Native Union's range of Clic accessories, so you can carry it around on a sling if you truly want.
Available for iPhone 14 and Plus in two colors, the Native Union (Re)Classic Case is priced at $59.99.
Karat Onyx by Case Mate
Produced from recycled plastics, the one-piece Karat Onyx is a clear and black case with shimmering flakes on the rear. The case is designed to easily snap into place, and to attach accessories using its array of MagSafe-compatible magnets.
The case is also made with antimicrobial materials, to help keep it as clean as possible.
Blox Neon Lemon by Case Mate
A more rectangular form than typical for an iPhone case, the Blox Neon Lemon is squarer at the back and the sides, with corners that are almost as distinctive as the bright color.
The chunky case is also protective, able to stand up to a 10-foot drop, and has 5mm raised edges. Using antimicrobial materials, it's also MagSafe-supportive, so you can use any of your accessories with it.