Apple has unveiled the iPhone 6, and it’s gearing up to sell millions of them. Shortly after they hit the stores, they’ll also hit floors and sidewalks as horrified new owners accidentally drop them. You can alleviate the worry by investing in some protection. That new sexy, svelte look demands some respect and we’ve got a range of the best iPhone 6 cases for you here to suit any style or budget.
Updated on 12-4-2014 by Joe Donovan: Added cases by Fuz, Zeox, Incipio, Adopted, and Apple.
This premium leather case has an understated style that should appeal to a lot of people. The genuine, luxurious leather exterior comes in brown or black. You can opt for a vertical (flip) or horizontal (portfolio) opening. Inside there’s a microfiber lining and a pocket for cash or cards. Unusually this case has no cradle or shell, instead there’s a panel featuring micro-suction technology that holds your iPhone 6 firmly in place, even when dropped, and a small panel on the cover keeps it closed. That helps to keep it slim, gives easy access to all ports and buttons, and ensures that there’s nothing to detract from the iPhone 6 design.
Leather Here’s a rugged case you can trust to keep your iPhone 6 safe from harm. It meets military standards for drop tests as it combines layers of polycarbonate with shock absorbing TPR and PU. This is Pelican’s slightly slimmer option, but it still offers a good level of protection. There are cut-outs and button covers, so the phone is fully usable. Some people have had problems with the screen protector that ships with it and is applied separately, so bear that in mind. It comes in a range of color combinations and a holster with a kickstand and swiveling belt clip.
The idea behind Pong’s cases is to try and reduce your exposure to radiation and the company claims it has found a way to do that while also boosting your outbound signal thanks to the built-in antenna technology. The lightweight Sleek case also manages to be svelte and quite stylish with a distinctive pattern on the back. You’ve got full access to ports, buttons, and the camera with the case on. It’s not really rugged, but it meets military standards for drops of up to four feet. You can get it in black, white, or red.
You get a distinctive look and a great mix of materials with the wallet from JimmyCase. Made in California, these cases combine a silicone bumper, with a gorgeous mahogany back panel, and a practical, eye-catching elastic pocket on the back. The elastic pocket enables you slot in cash and cards, so it can act as a real wallet replacement, stretching to accommodate what you need to take, unlike many wallet cases which have very limited space. You’ll find a range of different color combos on offer.
With a malleable TPU core to absorb shock, reinforced corners, a tough polycarbonate shell, and a silicone exterior for added grip, this case helps to prevent accidents and protect your iPhone 6 from harm. It also has button covers. The cut-outs are all precise, including on for the Apple logo on the back, and the camera can be used as normal, even with the flash. It’s chunky, but you get a good level of protection for the price. In addition to the blue you can pick it up in grey or red.
As it turns out, felt is a natural shock absorbent. Fuz’s distinct design is perfect for making a statement, though the minimal design is less protective than others on this list. It won’t withstand significant drops. The 2mm shell does include a thin plastic liner that’ll protect your screen when you set your phone face-down. The understated gray color is perfect for anyone who wants their iPhone 6 a truly dignified look.
The USP for this case is the window in the front cover which allows you to check the time, reject calls, or swipe off alarms without having to open it. It’s a standard folio style case that opens like a book. It has cut-outs for the camera and Apple logo on the back and a scratch-resistant viewing window on the front. The fake leather cover has a magnetic closure with microfiber on the inside. Your iPhone 6 sits in a TPU shell that should keep it safe from small drops or bumps. The cover can also fold back and act as a stand. You can get this one in black, white, or pink.
The Crusta case from Amzer certainly looks different and it offers rugged protection at a reasonable price. You’ll find a tempered glass screen protector which will safeguard your screen from scratches without impacting touch sensitivity. The case itself is a hard, polycarbonate shell with a tempered glass backing, and there’s a layer of softer plastic like rubber that goes round the outside forming air pockets to absorb shock. The buttons are covered and so are all the ports, which will keep out dust. It can handle drops from up to six feet. You also get a rotating holster with belt clip. There are more than 40 different color variations available.
If it’s a wallet replacement that you’re looking for, then check out this case from CM4. It has a durable, soft-touch rubber frame to keep your iPhone 6 secure complete with a generous cut-out for the camera and flash, soft covers for the buttons, and cut-outs for the ports. On the back you’ll find a stitched fabric pocket that can comfortably hold three cards and some cash. It offers quick and convenient access. The front bezel prevents your screen from being damaged if you lay it face down. You can get this in green, gold, or black.
You can enjoy solid, military-grade drop protection with this case. It combines a hard shell with a rubber interior that includes a lip round the front to protect the screen, button covers, and stripes on the back and sides. The stripes aren’t just aesthetic, they also help to provide extra grip. There are precise cut-outs for the camera and ports. It’s not the slimmest of iPhone 6 cases, but it does provide good protection and it comes in a variety of color combinations.
They don’t come much tougher than this rugged offering from Body Glove. The ShockSuit comes in two parts and features full protection for every angle of your iPhone 6. It has port covers, button covers, and a built-in screen protector. The corners are heavily reinforced to take the sting out of any impact and it meets the latest 810G military drop standard. If this is a bit too bulky for you, or you don’t want the built-in screen protector, check out the Fusion Pro or the Rise, both priced at $30.
You don’t have to hide your iPhone 6 away with the Octane case from Incipio. There’s a transparent polycarbonate panel on the back that reveals the logo beneath, and a contrasting colored bumper around the edges that’s designed to bear the brunt of any impact. It also covers the buttons for all round protection and includes precision cut-outs for the ports and camera. This lightweight case doesn’t add too much bulk, but it does deliver good drop protection. The outer bumper comes in a variety of colors.
Clean industrial design that’s practical with a sci-fi style is what you can expect from UAG. This folio case is also seriously tough. It combines an impact resistant honeycomb core with an outer layer called Frogskin that adds excellent grip even when wet. This case meets military standards for drop tests, so you know your iPhone 6 will survive a tumble. It can act as a wallet replacement with room for three credit cards and it has precise cut-outs, guaranteeing glare-free flash and no audio muffling.
A classic combination of malleable TPU and tough polycarbonate makes this case a durable and protective option, but it’s the stylish pattern that’s likely to catch the eye. The protective lip ensures that the screen is protected if the iPhone 6 is placed face down, and there are button covers too. The rubber details in the design also add to the grip, and you can pick this up in various color combinations. MarBlue also has a range of accessories planned to compliment the Elite case and extend your options.
If you’re looking for something a bit special, then you may just be seduced by these gorgeous leather cases from Grovemade. These are handcrafted genuine leather cases finished in tones that match the walnut or maple wooden frame interiors. They don’t just look great, these cases provide all round protection and double up as landscape stand. If this is a bit too rich, you can get the wooden case alone for $100, or opt for a $50 wooden bumper.
This case delivers rugged protection and it covers every angle of your new iPhone 6 to make sure there is no lasting damage from accidents. Extra thick shock absorbent corners take the knocks, a hardened polycarbonate shell provides glossy protection and there are plugs for your ports and dust filters. Like many rugged options, it meets the 810F military standard for drop tests, and you also get a screen protector in the pack. It’s available in seven different colors.
The honeycomb interior on this Seidio cases should dissipate shock, and there’s a comfortable rubberized coating on the outside that will enhance your grip. You also get a handy extra: a metal kickstand that pops out to allow for landscape movie viewing. The interlocking layers are easy to fit and don’t add too much in the way of bulk. You can pick this one up in a few different colors, and it has an optional holster and swiveling belt-clip attachment.
The iPhone 6 does have a bigger battery than its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean your battery life woes will be over. An extended battery case like this one can add a full charge for double the lifespan. It inevitably adds some bulk and weight, but Zeox has one of the most lightweight battery cases on the market considering this one can provide an extra 12 hours of LTE web browsing. Zeox includes a sync-through technology to allow you to sync your phone to iTunes without popping the phone out of its case.
Beautiful handcrafted premium leather cases from Noreve add a real touch of classic style to your iPhone 6. This version flips opens vertically like a traditional pocket notebook. It is padded for protection, and there’s a soft lining with the Noreve logo. You’ll find generous openings for access to all of your phone functions. You can also choose from a wide range of different colors and get the case with or without a belt clip.
If you blew all your cash on the iPhone 6, then you might be interested in this bargain-basement case. It’s a simple TPU case that’s easy to fit and fairly durable. Gloss sections top and bottom combine with a matte mid-section and you’ll find all the cut-outs you need (and one you don’t for the Apple logo). We wouldn’t advise testing out the drop protection with this case, but it will guard against scuffs and it does have a lip on the front edge to protect the screen.
Mid-level protection, sharp aesthetics, and low price make the Incipio NGP case worth a visit. The iPhone 6 iteration is just as durable and affordable as past Incipio cases. It’s a terrific budget option for someone who’s considering the in-house silicone case from Apple. This one features a protruding lip to protect your screen face and a soft case that is easy to grip and foregrounds the slim appeal of the iPhone 6. At $12, it’s a one of the best low-budget cases on the market and is available in six color options.
Advertised as a four-in-one system for your iPhone 6, the Hip Case+ combines a basic rubberized shell with a holster and belt clip. The basic case has a fold out kickstand for propping the iPhone in landscape view, and there are openings for all the controls, ports, and the camera. It slides neatly into the included holster with a 180-degree rotating clip. You also have space for a couple of credit cards in the holster, which could prove handy.
Unlike the slew of plastic cases, Leather improves with age. This Best Buy exclusive is one of the best no-frills case on the market. The leather feels terrific in hand and the protruding lip will protect the screen when you lay the phone face-down. The case doesn’t cover the volume and lock buttons but does provide a quality leather bumper around all four corners. Available in brown and green.
If you’ve fallen for the aesthetic of the iPhone 6, then you probably aren’t going to want to cover it up. The SwitchEasy Nude gives you basic protection, but it’s only 0.6mm thick and completely transparent so it doesn’t cover up that Apple design. You’ll find it’s a minimalist solution with the full range of cut-outs you need for access to ports, buttons, and the camera.
Nothing fits better than Apple’s own iPhone 6 case made from silicone. It has the same soft microfiber lining as the more expensive leather case, and a durable silicone outer to prevent against minor falls and scrapes. It’s pretty much as close you’ll get to a perfect fit. Apple’s in-house case also comes with a variety of bright colors. The case has a minimal lip to protect the screen when you set the phone face down.
That’s all the iPhone 6 cases we have for now, but watch this space because we’ll be adding some new ones in the very near future. We’ll add links as they become available.