The iPhone 6s started shipping today, and millions of iPhone fans across the country are excited to finally have their new phone in their hands. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are similar in shape, which is kind of cool because some existing cases for the iPhone 6 will also fit the iPhone 6s. However, this isn’t the case across all brands. If you previously owned an iPhone 6, your old case may not fit, or may not fit perfectly. If you need a new case for your iPhone 6s, we’ve put together a list of five of the best iPhone 6s cases currently available.
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1. Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 6/6S
According to a rep for Speck, all of Speck’s new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus cases also fit existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. The CandyShell Grip case is a great all-around case that provides a slim profile, great impact protection, and a texture that is easy to grip. This line of iPhone cases has been military-grade drop tested onto a hard surface, so you can trust that it will do a good job of protecting your phone. Additional color options are available.
OtterBox is one of the leading names in the smartphone case industry. This classic style from OtterBox is a great choice for people who need a case that also protects the screen. This two-piece case consists of a full-bodied case with port covers, as well as a self-adhesive screen protector. The texture of the case makes it easy to get out of your pockets quickly. The case is backed by a one-year warranty.
If you have a history of scratching screens or cracking displays, you might benefit from a protective case that wraps around the front of your new iPhone 6s. The interior of the front flap has a soft finish that won’t damage your screen. Despite having that added front flap, this case remains quite thin. All controls and ports are easy to access, even with the case in place. It’s also backed by a lifetime exchange warranty, which is great for those who keep the same phone for years at a time.
People used to joke that you could get the old Ford Model T in any color you liked, so long as it was black. Shoppers who are on the hunt for a new iPhone case often feel the same way, since so many phone cases available around launch day seem to only be available in dark colors. If you want a little more color in your life, these wallet cases from VALKYRIE are a nice option. This style is available in seven different colors, including pink, purple, white, blue, and brown. The interior of the front flap has room for one ID or credit card.
If you’re using that front flap to hold a card with raised numbers, we recommend using a very thin iPhone 6s screen protector to prevent any friction damage to your display. This is one instance where we’d recommend a thin plastic screen protector over a more rugged tempered glass protector, since you need something very thin to ensure the front flap can still close properly. One option we’d suggest is Spigen’s Crystal iPhone 6s screen protector, made from Japanese PET film.
5. Griffin Black Survivor Slim Protective Case for iPhone 6/6s
Looking for a case that’s more than just a pretty face? Griffin excels at making iPhone cases that are rugged, but also attractive. This tough case has a silicone jacket that absorbs and disperses the force of an impact. Around the jacket, there’s a rigid polycarbonate shell that adds even more defensive protection. You can safely drop this phone case from about six and a half feet without fearing for your phone. Rubber button covers protect your phone’s delicate volume and power controls, an area of the phone that not all cases will cover. The slight curve makes this case comfortable to hold.
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