The 16 best cases for iPhone

Whether you're looking for style, protection, added functionality or all of the above, this round-up features an iPhone case to suit you.

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  • Apple iPhone cases
  • Apple iPhone 5C case
  • Proporta & Ted Baker Collection
  • Native Union Clic
  • Incipio Focal Camera case
  • Casetify iPhone cases
  • Proporta Dip Dye case
  • Otterbox Symmetry
  • Cygnett WorkMate
  • Belkin's Lego Cases
  • Nuvango HardCase
  • Goo.ey Case
  • SurfacePad
  • Slim Folio Case by Covert
  • Knomo Leather Slim
  • Mophie Space Pack
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Best iPhone cases

Whether you're looking for style, protection, added functionality or all of the above, this round-up features an iPhone case to suit you. Here, we round-up the best cases for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C we've seen.

Apple's iPhone cases 

From: £25

First up is Apple's own offering. The company offers a range of cases for all of the iPhones it currently sells, so that's the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S (which also fits the iPhone 5) and the iPhone 5C.

Silicone cases are available for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both offered in black, white, pink, blue, green or red.

For the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5S, Apple offers Leather cases, too. The iPhone 5S case is limited to black, but the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come in black, red, midnight blue, olive brown and soft pink.

They're made with genuine leather and have a soft, microfibre lining to protect the interior of your iPhone too. They're precision crafted to fit the iPhone, which means they're really snug. This also means it can be difficult to remove them, though.

Apple's cases cover the back and sides of the iPhone, leaving only the camera and front the device exposed. This means that the colour of your iPhone is disguised though. If you've got the gold iPhone with one of these cases protecting it, you'll hardly know it's gold at all, which seems a shame.

For a more unusual approach, take a look at The 24 weirdest iPhone cases ever.

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Whether you're looking for style, protection, added functionality or all of the above, this round-up features an iPhone case to suit you. Here, we round-up the best cases for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C we've seen.

Apple's iPhone cases 

From: £25

First up is Apple's own offering. The company offers a range of cases for all of the iPhones it currently sells, so that's the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S (which also fits the iPhone 5) and the iPhone 5C.

Silicone cases are available for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both offered in black, white, pink, blue, green or red.

For the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5S, Apple offers Leather cases, too. The iPhone 5S case is limited to black, but the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come in black, red, midnight blue, olive brown and soft pink.

They're made with genuine leather and have a soft, microfibre lining to protect the interior of your iPhone too. They're precision crafted to fit the iPhone, which means they're really snug. This also means it can be difficult to remove them, though.

Apple's cases cover the back and sides of the iPhone, leaving only the camera and front the device exposed. This means that the colour of your iPhone is disguised though. If you've got the gold iPhone with one of these cases protecting it, you'll hardly know it's gold at all, which seems a shame.

For a more unusual approach, take a look at The 24 weirdest iPhone cases ever.

Apple iPhone 5C case

£20

We don't like Apple's iPhone 5C case very much, but we're including it in our round-up because we know some people love it. It is made by Apple, after all.

There are six different colours of the iPhone 5C case available: white, pink, yellow, blue, green and black. They're designed to let the colourof your iPhone 5C shine through, and you can mix and match the colour of the case with the colour of your iPhone.

They're made from soft-touch silicone and have a soft, microfiber lining. View the best deals on ebay and Amazon

Proporta & Ted Baker Collection

From £15

Proporta has teamed up with fashion house Ted Baker London to bring iPhone owners a collection of stylish cases to protect their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S or iPhone 5.There are also iPad versions of the Ted Baker cases available, and there are many different designs aimed at both men and women and ranging in price from a cheap £15 to a more pricey £80.

Native Union Clic case for iPhone

From £17.49

We love the Native Union Clic Wooden Cases for iPhone. They're hand crafted and precision engineered from solid wood, so each has a unique grain pattern. There are six different colours to choose from for the iPhone 6, each extremely stylish. We particularly like the Olive/Walnut design but there are also Marine/Cherry wood, White/Cherry, Blossom/Walnut, Coral/Cherry and Black/Walnut.

The iPhone 5S/iPhone 5 version of the case is available in Aquamarine/Cherry, Black/Cherry, Jade/Cherry, Terracotta/Cherry or White/Cherry.

There's no iPhone 6 Plus version of the Native Union Clic case yet, nor is there one for the iPhone 5C.

See also: Best headphone alternatives for the iPhone

Incipio Focal Camera case

£49

Incipio has introduced a case for the iPhone 5/5S that will appeal to photography enthusiasts. The Focal Camera Case not only protects your iPhone from bumps and scratches, but also aims to help you take better photographs with the device. The Focal Camera case includes dedicated shutter- and zoom buttons that connect to your iPhone via Bluetooth, helpfully reducing camera shake by removing the need for you to touch the iPhone's screen. Incipio also offers a free inCamera companion app.

There's no iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 5C version of the Focal Camera case yet, though.

Casetify iPhone cases

From £20

This cool iPhone case maker lets you completely customise your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C using photos from your Instagram, Facebook, or from your computer. There are lots of Casetify templates to choose from, which you can fill in with the photographs you like most. Install the app here

Proporta ninetysix Dip Dye case

£14.95

One of our favourite iPhone 5c cases is the Red Dip Dye case from Proporta, which has a clear top half that lets you see through to the colour of your device, which gradually fades into a semi-transparent red bottom half.

For more iPhone 5C cases see our round-up of 18 cases & covers for the iPhone 5C

Otterbox Symmetry for iPhone

From £24

The Otterbox Symmetry case is both good-looking and super-durable. It has a dual material construction for extra iPhone protection, but doesn't add too much bulk. It's available in a fab range of colours and designs and Otterbox has made the series available for the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Cygnett WorkMate for iPhone

£14.95

Cygnett's WorkMate case for iPhone 6 is designed with shock absorption in mind, made with a three layers. The Cygnett's WorkMate Case outer layer has a high-grip silicone inlay and anti-slip ridges around the edge, too. It's available in three colours: Blue, Red or Black.

For even more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases, see our round-up of the best iPhone 6 cases

Belkin's Lego Cases for iPhone 5/5s

£14.99

Belkin has teamed up with Lego to launch the Lego Builder Case for iPhone 5/5s – every big kid's dream. Turn your iPhone into a buildable brick while also protecting it from bumps and scratches. It comes in yellow, pink and black.

You can read our full review of the Belkin Lego case for iPhone here, and see the awesome GIF we created.

We're keeping our fingers crossed for an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus version of the Lego Builder case, but Belkin hasn't launched one yet.

Nuvango HardCase for iPhone

£20

Nuvango (previously known as Gelaskins) has made its popular HardCase available for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, so customers can choose their own photograph to be printed onto the case or pick from a variety of stunning designs that have been pre-made.

The pre-made cases come with matching wallpapers to bring the design of the case all the way to your Home screen.

Goo.ey Case for iPhone

£20

This clever case for the iPhone allows you to stick your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C to any flat, glossy surface. Goo.ey comes in several colours, and it also doubles as an anti-theft device, as it'll stick to tables and bars to prevent an opportunist quickly swiping your iPhone.

It covers the back and sides of the iPhone, but you'll want to pop a screen protector on the front of your device if you're worried about scratching the screen.

iPhone flip/folio Cases

Flip and folio iPhone 5 cases protect both the front and back of the device. They are a little less popular due to the inconvenience of having to open the front flap before being able to access the touchscreen.

SurfacePad for iPhone

£22.70

Designed for iPhone owners who want to protect their device but would prefer no case at all, the SurfacePad is an ultrathin cover that weighs just 24g. While it won't protect your iPhone from a fall or spillage, the SurfacePad will prevent scratches without disguising your iPhone or adding bulk. What's more, the case also acts as a landscape stand for your handset, making it ideal for watching videos or making FaceTime calls.

Available in three colours, the SurfacePad could be just the case to put your mind at rest, while keeping your iPhone's minimalist design intact.

I used the SurfacePad for more than a year before switching to a new case, and I loved it. It's already available for iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C, and will soon arrive for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Slim Folio Case by Covert

£19.99

The Slim Folio case by Covert is a nice option for those who want a wallet-like case without the bulkiness that often comes with it. This faux leather case has two card holding places, a non-slip viewing stand, and full access to all buttons and ports. The folio has a sleek magnet closure, but the strap tends to get in the way when viewing in portrait mode or even just using normally. This folio comes in pink or light blue.

It's only available for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S at time of writing.

You can find out more in our full review.

iPhone pouches & sleeves

If you prefer not to have your iPhone in a case at all while you're using it, then perhaps you should consider a pouch or a sleeve. These protect your iPhone while in a bag, for example, but leave the iPhone in its naked form when in use.

Knomo iPhone 5/5s Leather Slim

£25

Knomo's iPhone 5/5s Leather Slim is available in Black, Blue, Brown or Scarlet colours. It's cushioned with a microfibre lining to protect your device from scratches. Knomo also offers the Leather Slim for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, available in Air Force Blue, Black and Tomato.

Mophie Space Pack

From £90

This is an exciting product from Mophie. The Mophie Space Pack is the world's first battery case for iPhone that comes complete with built-in storage. Available to for iPhone 5 or 5s (we hope an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus version is in the works), the Space Pack is available in 16- 32- or 64GB models in black, red, gold or white. If you've got a 16GB iPhone and find yourself regularly running out of space, here's your solution. You'll be able to add up to an extra 16,000 photos, 14 hours of video and 9,000 songs. What's more, the Space Pack could double the battery life of your iPhone. Cool, right?

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