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The best iPhone 7 cases & iPhone 7 Plus cases

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have a huge range of cool, cute, and clear cases available from major retailers like Amazon and indie designer shops. Whether you're worried about drops, bumps, nicks or scratches, here are the best protective options. Many of these options should also fit the new iPhone SE 2020


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Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Let's start with Apple's own entry-level silicone iPhone case for the 7 Plus (£45/$39.99).

It's made by Apple, so you know you'll get a great, snug fit round your phone and boost its protection without compromising on design.

It is a tad expensive for what it is, however, so it's worth checking out some of the other options in this roundup.

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Next Prev iphone 7 silicone case

Let's start with Apple's own entry-level silicone iPhone case for the 7 Plus (£45/$39.99).

It's made by Apple, so you know you'll get a great, snug fit round your phone and boost its protection without compromising on design.

It is a tad expensive for what it is, however, so it's worth checking out some of the other options in this roundup.


Moshi Armour Metallic Case for iPhone 7

Moshi has a long-standing reputation for making good-quality Apple accessories, and the Armour Metallic is no different. It's available in six sleek finishes, including Satin Gold (pictured).

The company claims the aluminium body has been diamond-cut for utmost precision. The unique hybrid material has been designed to ensure maximum shock absorption and scratch resistance.

This means the volume and power button are fully encased, but the slightly raised front bezel still protects the screen from damage should it fall face down.

You can buy it now for US$39.95 (around £32).


Nodus Access Case for iPhone

Nodus' second-generation access case is compatible with both iPhone 7 and 8. 

The Chestnut Brown leather design provides a luxurious take on the popular folio case, with micro suction technology to keep your device safe.

However, if you pick it up for the iPhone 8, do note that it doesn't support wireless charging. You can check out the latest and greatest cases for that phone and its larger sibling here

You can buy the Access Case 2 here for £14.99/US$19.


Belkin Air Protect SheerForce Case for iPhone 8, iPhone 7

Belkin's AirProtect SheerForce provides all the protection that the company are renowned for, but without taking away from the stunning design of your iPhone 7 at all.

The strong plastic shell is complemented by Belkin's AirProtect technology, with a flexible internal structure optimised for shock absorption. It's also anti-scratch and UV-resistant.

The casing has been colour-matched to the phone you bought, in keeping with the stealthy theme.

You can buy it now on Amazon from £9.37/US$22.80.


Casetify iPhone 7 collection

One of our favourite case-makers is Casetify. There are hundreds of cases to choose from, with new designs added regularly and special collaborations available from time-to-time too.

But even beyond that, there are designs to suit everyone. They're sturdy and practical too, with some designs offering a swappable backplate if you want to change the design, and all offering great protection for the back and sides of the phone itself.

See Casetify's full iPhone 7 and 7 Plus collection. Price start at £30.


jimmyCASE iPhone 7 wallet case

The clever jimmyCASE is the best implementation of a slimline wallet design we've seen yet for iPhone 7.

The subtle black rubber bumper protects your phone from drops, while the mahogany back blends well with your choice of colour of elastic. This holds up to 6 cards and cash next to you iPhone, letting you leave your wallet at home.

We love the premium look and feel, and it's pretty affordable with free shipping.

Pick it up from JimmyCase for $49 (around £39.50).


Peel case for iPhone 7

This isn't the most shock proof case ever, but my oh my is it lovely. Peel make cases whose sole aim is to maintain the beauty of the iPhone 7's design. Even the minimalist packaging says 'we were sick of cases that made our phones look gross'.

There's jet black, jet white (!), blackout, black, silver, rose gold and gold. The latter four are transparent and allow the Apple logo on the rear to be seen. Neither of the seven cases have any branding on them.

It's very refreshing, and adds hardly any weight or bulk. They aren't the cheapest, but they don't feel cheap and we really love them.

Check out Peel for the iPhone 7 Plus (£23/$29) here.


Wrappers iPhone 7 Alcantara Slip-Case

Wrappers is an indie UK company that has been making natural fabric sleeves and cases for Apple products since 2006. If you don't want to use your iPhone in a case constantly, but want it free from scratches and dents, then this slip case is the one for you.

Perhaps you have the new red iPhone, or you're jealous of it - either way, this red case for the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus looks great with its black check pattern.

The suede looks and feels great, and it's very affordable.

Check out all of Wrappers' brilliant Apple accessories.


Oaxis InkCase for iPhone 7

This case solves a problem that didn't really exist, but it's a cool idea all the same. If you like the idea of carrying a phone and an eReader screen all in one, here you go.

Clip your iPhone 7 into the case and connect via the app and Bluetooth and you're away. You can display photos, upload entire eBooks and view lists; the advantage is that it can be static and non-responsive, or a screen to read late at night without a blinding backlight.

Once your iPhone is in the case it's hard to get out, to the point of cracking the e-Ink screen if you don't use the included removal tool, but if you think it's cool you won't want to take your phone out much anyway.

Pick it up for the iPhone 7 for £66/US$79 directly from Oaxis.


Zendo NanoSkin EX case for iPhone 7

This smart two-layer case from Zendo comes with a shatterproof screen protector. It offers all-over cover from bumps and scratches while still allowing access to the Touch ID sensor.

You can also slot a contactless card between the phone and the case for payment on the go, and it comes with a wrist strap that's ideal if you're in a crowd at a gig. A great all-round package.

Pick it up from Amazon for £6.90/US$5.99.


Snakehive Vintage Two Tone Black/Burgundy Leather Wallet

If you're looking for something sturdy, stylish and premium at an affordable price, Snakehive's two-tone leather wallet is ideal. It protects the front, back and sides of your iPhone and provides three useful credit card slots for that extra splash of practicality.

Better yet, it can be used as a handy stand thanks to its convenient folding design. All of that for around £30/$35, and it's available in a huge range of colours.

Pick it up from Amazon or directly from Snakehive.


Terrapin iPhone 7 Wallet

A smart wallet is always a decent option, none more so than this affordable genuine leather one from Terrapin.

With a magnetic closure, slots for two cards and the ability to act as a landscape stand, this is all you'll need in a tasteful package.

Check out Terrapin's full iPhone 7 Plus range here  or iPhone 7 range on Amazon. It's not currently available in the US.


Greenwich Folio for iPhone 7

If you're in the market for a premium case for your iPhone 7, Greenwich should be on your shortlist. The brand carefully handcrafts all its cases with premium leather. Cases are also shot-gun proof with a carbon fibre lining.

Greenwich's folio options come with a hidden magnetic closure, making the design much more subtle than a popper or tab closure, with the usual excellent craftsmanship from Greenwich.

See the Greenwich collection for iPhone 7 which is now reduced to £28.60/$34.76 from £65/79


iPhone 7 Mac Slickwrap

Be warned that this isn't really a fully protective case, but it sure looks cool and will protect your iPhone 7 from light surface scratches. Slickwraps are slim, adhesive films that cling to your iPhone to transform its looks.

We love this retro Mac one. It borrows the coloured Apple logo of old machines like the Macintosh Classic II and gives your phone a retro vibe. The wraps come in two parts, front and back, and instructions can be found online. You get four identical wraps in a pack.

Pick it up for $24.12 (around £19.44). Check out the extensive other Slickwraps designs here.


Mophie Juice Pack Air

On occasion you might find yourself in need of a little plug action by the time nighttime rolls around. Battery cases are a good way to protect your iPhone and also be sure you want get caught with a dead brick.

Mophie has an excellent track record and makes high quality battery cases - this juice pack air claims to give the iPhone 7 a total of 27 hours power, more than enough for even the heaviest of users. 

One caveat - it uses micro-USB to charge so there's no way to use it with wired headphones. It's Bluetooth audio only from hereon in. Pick it up for the iPhone 7 from Zagg for £29.95/US$59.95 reduced from £99.95/US$99.95.


Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case

If you're looking for a battery case, but would rather not trust a third-party manufacturer with protecting your precious iPhone, Apple has you covered - as long as you have an iPhone 7. The official battery case isn't available in the Plus size, we're afraid, but regular iPhone 7 owners get a choice of three colours: black, white, and red in partnership with (Product)Red.

With the help of the Smart Battery Case you should be able to get more than 22 hours of battery life total, and your phone will display the remaining power of the internal battery and case battery combined, so you'll know exactly how much juice you have left.

Get it on Amazon where it's cheaper for £91.98. In the US, it's available directly from Apple.


tech21 Evo Elite for iPhone 7

tech21 is a respectable Apple-approved case maker and we use them regularly at Macworld Towers. 

This is the Elite case (Lace edition pictured), a decent middle ground that is still slim enough to put in your jeans pocket but more substantial than a rubber case.

With drop protection up to 6.6ft you needn't be worried if your phone slips from your grip.

While the Evo Elite isn't avaialble directly from Tech21 anymore, you can pick it up from Amazon for around £20/US$7.

See Tech 21's full iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus collection.


Ted Baker Mirror Folio Case for iPhone 7

Ted Baker has an iPhone collection out every year, and it's no exception for the iPhone 7. This floral design flies in the face of boring black designs and subtly houses a compact-style mirror on the inside. 

The print is called Porcelain Rose and it's finished in Rose Gold - if you like roses (and a pristine iPhone) you're on to a winner.

See Proporta's Ted Baker collection for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. US options are available here.


Vesel wood series iPhone 7 case

While not cheap, this is an excellent choice if you're after a premium, wooden bumper - it hugs the rim of the iPhone 7 but just remember it doesn't cover the back or the screen, though the bumper means you can place it face down on a table without being worried about scratches.

Combining wood with aluminium, it manages to be sturdy yet slim and lightweight which is no mean feat. In order to get your phone in or out, you need to use the supplied screwdriver on one of the corners - there's a supplied keyring screwdriver for you to stick on your keys so you're never without it.

It's available for the same price for the iPhone 7 Plus here for 139,00€ (around £123/US$152.90)


GEAR4 Carnaby for iPhone 7

GEAR4 have produced iPhone cases all named after different places in London and this is our favourite, named after the fashionable Carnaby Street.

The circular mesh pattern is pretty unique, with the company's D30 protection tech basically meaning any iPhone snug in this case is going to stay in pristine condition. Comes in Gold, Rose Gold or Silver to match your phone on Amazon for around £10 or less.

See Gear4's full range, including anti-microbial options.


Cygnett Carbon case for iPhone 7

This case is as slick as as the iPhone 7 itself. With fine carbon fibre detailing and a deep blue colour around the edges, this will protect your phone while giving you access to all ports.

It's also very lightweight, meaning no unwanted bulk with your cool new case.

Pick it up from Amazon for £13.22/US$14.46 for iPhone 7 and for £7.26/US$7.55 for the 7 Plus.


Element Case Katana iPhone 7 Plus case

OK, so this is a rather luxury purchase. But hey, we all have to treat ourselves sometimes, right? Or others, of course.

This exquisitely made case by Element Case is crafted from stainless steel and natural black oak. It even comes with a high-quality leather pouch. A case to keep your iPhone safe, and a case for the case too. Premium!


Griffin Survivor Clear Wallet for iPhone 7

Griffin is one of our favourite case makers, and with good reason. Good build quality and functionality are great, and when its an affordable price (under a tenner), then everyone's happy. 

Our pick for the new iPhone 7 is this wallet design, if wallet cases are your thing. It'll mean your shiny new toy can survive a four-foot drop, with room for cash and cards inside. Your life in one case. Sorted.

You can also get it for the iPhone 7 Plus (£5.57/US$24.95).


Griffin Survivor Clear for iPhone 7

Like the Survivor Clear but don't like the wallet style? Don't worry, here's a clear option for you for $11.99 (around £9.65). It also fits the iPhone 6 and 6s.

Also available for iPhone 7 Plus (£6.95/US$10.18).


tech21 Evo Check case for iPhone 7

Tech21's Evo Check case is a staple of modern smartphone protection. Probably.

We've used it on a number of devices anyway, and always find ourselves going back to the subtle bumper protection and criss-cross pattern on the rear of the case. The bumpers also protrude enough to allow you to put your iPhone 7 face-down on a flat surface.

Pick it up for the iPhone 7 for £29.95/US$39.99 or the iPhone 7 Plus (£14.98/US$19.98). 


Foxwood iPhone 7 Cement

Whoever heard of an iPhone case made from cement? Well, you. Now.

The Foxwood Cement Hardshell is made partly from genuine cement. Yes, real cement, which adds a strong exterior that’s tough and prevents scratches and scuffs from damaging your phone.

It's not heavy, though, weighing just 24g. It costs just £4.25 on Amazon (in the UK only). Foxwood doesn't currently ship to the US.


Terrapin iPhone 7 Leather Case

If you're looking for something a bit more sophisticated for work in the city, the Leather Folio Wallet from Terrapin could be the perfect option. It's practical, with plenty of space for cards and notes, and protects both the front and back of the iPhone too.

It's currently unavailable in the US.


Terrapin iPhone 7 TPU Gel Case

Another Terrapin option that's even cheaper is the slim gel case with made with a durable shock absorbing TPU gel. Available in several different colours, this case fits perfectly on to the back of the iPhone to provide full coverage of the rear and sides of the phone.


Spigen Rugged Armor Resilient iPhone 7 Case

Slim but sturdy, Spigen offers a flexible TPU case with carbon fibre, air cushion technology and a raised lip for extra protection. It offers easy click buttons to keep the sides of the iPhone safe too, but leaves a nice gap for the Apple logo to shine through.

Available for the iPhons 7 Plus here (£7.99/$19.99).


X-Doria Defense Lux for iPhone 7

X Doria’s Defense Lux for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus combines extreme protection with stylish design, and we really like the results. It’s made with anodized aluminium with Military Grade Drop with a soft inner rubber layer and a hard, impact resistant backing.

The rear is covered in either carbon fibre, soft leather or croc skin. There’s also a raised lip to provide protection from the screen.


X-Doria Defense Shield for iPhone 7

Another good option from X-Doria for accident prone iPhone 7 owners is the Defense Shield, which has a slightly less premium look than the Lux but still provides good protection with a slim design that manages to stay stylish. It’s made with aluminium and rubber and again has a raised lip for screen protection.

A nice touch is the clear polycarbonate rear, which allows the colour of your iPhone to shine through.

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