12 best iPhone 12 and 12 Pro cases that protect your new device

David Phelan
·2-min read
<p>The latest launch isn’t cheap, so it’s an investment worth looking after</p> (The Independent)

The latest launch isn’t cheap, so it’s an investment worth looking after

(The Independent)

The latest Apple iPhones are available now, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. There are also two more models, the smaller iPhone 12 mini and bigger iPhone 12 Max.

But the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have one thing in common: they are identical in size and shape, so the same cases fit both phones perfectly.

The main differences between the two phones are the number of cameras (three on the iPhone 12 Pro, two on the iPhone 12) the material on the edge of the phone (stainless steel on the iPhone 12 Pro, aluminium on the iPhone 12) and the price. The screen size, 6.1in, the super-fast A14 Bionic processor and the two main cameras are the same on both.

Neither phone is cheap, so it’s important to protect your investment. Which kind of case do you prefer? One that just covers the back of the phone? A sleeve you can slide it out of when the phone rings? A folio that works as a wallet for your credit cards and cash as well? Or, how about a case that’s so slim and delicate it’s like using the iPhone without a case at all?

And, if you’ve chosen a brightly-coloured iPhone, do you want its gaudiness to shine out from within, in which case you’ll want a transparent case. Some cases just protect the phone from scratches, while others have shock protection so it will survive a bigger drop unscathed.

There’s an extra wrinkle this year: MagSafe. All recent iPhones are wireless-chargeable, but if you’ve ever put your phone on a wireless charging pad overnight, you’ll know it’s easy to misposition it and it just doesn’t charge, which is annoying. MagSafe uses a ring of magnets to ensure the precise, successful placement of iPhone 12 models on the MagSafe charger. You can still charge the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro on a MagSafe charger even if it’s not a MagSafe case, but you don’t get the slick magnetic connection.

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