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Here are the 35 best cases and covers for your brand-new iPhone 6S

Simon Hill

Apple makes beautiful smartphones, but durability is not a major focus. Because the new iPhone 6S packs in more features than ever before, there’s no doubt it will sell like hot cakes, so if you want to preserve that elegant design then you really need to take some precautions. The case market has exploded in recent years, so you can get solid drop protection, find all sorts of stylish finishes, and even add some functionality very easily. To help narrow down your choices, these are the best iPhone 6S cases we’ve seen so far.

Related: Forty of our favorite iPhone 6 cases for style and protection

Awesome iPhone 6S cases worth checking out

Motomo Ino Line Infinity Case ($15)

Motomo Ino Line Infinity Case

This is a classy-looking case that offers good protection from bumps and falls. The flexible, inner layer also features a brushed metal effect on the back. There are covers for the volume rocker and power button, as well as accurate cut-outs for your phone’s switch, camera, and ports. A shiny polycarbonate bumper envelops the outside, and comes in either black or red with a gold bumper.

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iDeal Marble Fashion Case ($24)

iDeal Marble Fashion Case

If you want a classic, luxurious look for your iPhone 6S, then iDeal’s new fashion cases might suit you. They come in all sorts of finishes, but the marble design is particularly eye-catching. These are slim, hard-shell cases with openings for your phone’s camera, buttons, and ports. There’s even a cut-out on the back to show off the Apple logo. If you want more protection, consider pairing the case with iDeal’s Swipe Wallet or the aptly-titled Magnet Wallet. The cases attach magnetically.

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Hansmare Calf Wallet Case ($18)

Hansmare Calf Wallet Case

You can leave your wallet at home with this Hansmare wallet case. The navy exterior features a calf-skin texture and a magnetic closure. Inside, you’ll also find three card slots and a larger pocket that’s outfitted with a more traditional leather texture. The interior lining is soft and comes with a flexible, transparent shell that’s designed to securely hold your iPhone 6S in place. Prop the case open in landscape and you have a stand for watching movies.

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Caseable Hard Case ($25)

Caseable Hard Case

Choose your own photo or design and have it printed on this hard case made of recycled water bottles. These cases function as slim shells, ones that touts cut-outs for accessing your phone’s many features. There’s a soft pad inside to help protect your iPhone, too, but it’s too minimal to provide rugged protection. The host of customization options are the real attraction, along with the bevy of stock options, many of which were developer in partnership with talented artists.

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Twelve South SurfacePad Case ($30+)

Twelve South SurfacePad Case

This stylish leather cover feels luxurious. It’s a typical folio-style with a couple of slots in the cover to hold credit cards or ID. You can also fold it back to act as a landscape stand. Your iPhone 6S is completely accessible because, unusually, there’s no shell inside. You fit the iPhone onto an adhesive backing, and there’s a cut-out corner on the back to leave the camera open. It’s a slim, light case, and it will guard against scratches, but we wouldn’t rely on it for drop protection. You can choose from six different colors.

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More tempting iPhone 6S cases

Lunecase Icon Case ($36)

Lunecase Icon Case

It may look like an ordinary, basic black shell case, but it has a secret – the back lights up with an icon to indicate an incoming call or message. It hooks up to your iPhone 6S via Bluetooth. There’s no need to be charge the case, because it harvests excess electromagnetic energy from your phone and doesn’t use much power. The case has generous cut-outs for ports, buttons, and the camera. It also has a nice soft finish and adds some grip. However, it’s a bit too minimal to offer much in the way of protection from falls.

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Urban Armor Gear Case ($29)

Urban Armor Gear Case

Get some serious armor plating onto your iPhone 6S with one of these military grade, drop-tested, rugged cases. They’re much lighter than they look. There’s a soft impact-resistant core that absorbs shock, a hard outer shell, and then pads to prevent it from touching down on surfaces or sliding around. The chunky button covers work well and the cut-outs are accurate. You can get translucent or opaque versions in a range of different colors.

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Demyure Leather Wallet Case ($30)

Demyure Leather Wallet Case

Snap your iPhone 6S into this slim plastic shell covered in natural, brown leather, and you’ll find it’s comfortable and warm to hold. There are two slots in the back, neatly stitched on, for your ID or cards. The openings leave plenty of room for easy access to all of the buttons, ports, and functions. It’s a svelte, minimalist design, which makes it ideal if you want to travel light. It should guard against bumps and scrapes, but the screen is exposed and you shouldn’t expect rugged drop protection.

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Melkco Tribe Series Wallet Book Case ($35)

Melkco Tribe Series Wallet Book Case

Here’s an eye-catching design that’s a bit different. This is another wallet-style case which opens to reveal a couple of slots in the cover for cards and a bigger pocket behind. Your iPhone 6S snaps into the transparent shell, and you can bend the cover back to prop your phone up in landscape view. The material feels durable and has a textured design that adds grip. There’s also a leather closure with a magnet in it, and a small leather Melkco logo stitched on the front.

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Case-Mate Karat Case ($18+)

Case-Mate Karat Case

If you want to add a bit of eye-catching bling to your iPhone 6S case, then you might like Case-Mate’s Karat range. The protective, transparent acrylic case features a smoke-tinted finish that’s peppered with silver or gold dust and flakes in it. The bumper is also flexible enough to absorb impact shock, and the metallic button covers add a touch of style that renders them easy to find and press without looking. These cases are currently available in rose gold, golf leaf, or sterling silver.

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Wood iPhone 6S cases

Carved Live Edge Solid Wood Case ($180)

Carved Live Edge Solid Wood Case

You can always get basic slim wood cases from Carved, which combine a thin plastic shell with an inlaid wooden panel for around $30, but the company’s top-of-the-line wood cases are more breathtaking. Handmade in Northern Indiana, these cases are carved from interesting pieces of real wood, so every case offers an individual look. They come in two pieces, which conveniently slot together with your iPhone 6S inside. The interior is padded suede, which should help absorb shock impact, and the case also features tactile, metallic button covers. The cut-outs are accurate, but given how bulky the case is, you might have trouble with some cables.

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Grovemade Walnut Case ($100)

Grovemade Walnut Case

You can’t help falling in love with Grovemade’s wares, but they’re not cheap. Crafted from Oregon Claro Walnut, each case has a unique grain, and they’re all sanded and finished by hand in Portland, Oregon. The natural wood looks and feels fantastic, the button covers work well, and there are openings for the ports, camera, and side switch. Grovemade has struggled to produce wooden cases that don’t add a lot of bulk in the past, and its solution here is to offer a bumper and a separate back plate that adheres directly to the back of your iPhone 6S. It’s not all style over substance, this case will offer some protection for your iPhone, but it is thin wood at the end of the day, so the case may not survive a drop or bump unscathed.

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Vesel Wood Series Case ($173)

Vesel Wood Series Case

If you’re looking for something minimalist, protective, and luxurious, then Vesel’s gorgeous bumpers could be for you. Precisely cut from aluminum and quality woods, these hand-finished bumpers are eye-catching, but they don’t cramp the style of your iPhone 6S. You get a wee screwdriver in the box to help you securely fit your bumper and it extends from the front to the back to protect your phone. The cut-outs are accurate and there are aluminum button covers affixed to the wooden frame, each of which works with a simple click. Moreover, you can get a range of different finishes and woods, with the frozen titanium gray and walnut being our favorite.

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Cover-Up Woodback Snap Case ($26)

Cover-Up Woodback Snap Case

Natural wood grain is always a pleasant look, and Cover-Up’s cases strike a nice balance between style and affordability. This a slim case that snaps onto the iPhone 6S. The main shell is black polycarbonate with openings for all of the buttons, ports, and the camera. The back panel comes in a wide variety of different natural wood finishes, including padauk, bamboo, and blackened ash. These cases aren’t going to provide rugged drop protection, but they’ll guard against scrapes and bumps. The wood is all sustainable, hand-sanded, and waxed, and each one looks unique.

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Leather iPhone 6S cases

Waterfield Orbit Case ($49)

Waterfield Orbit Case

This San Francisco-based company makes some really nice laptop bags and tablet covers, but it’s recently branched out to cover the iPhone with a new series of leather sleeves. The Orbit is made of naturally-tanned, full-grain leather that’s finished in black or a couple different shades of brown. The lining is soft “ultra suede.” You could slide it into your bag or pocket, or use the optional belt clip — a $10 add-on —which rotates 360 degrees. The bottom of the case is left exposed for easy access to the headphone port and there’s even a handy pocket that accommodates a credit card. You can also get a sleeve to fit your naked iPhone, or a slightly larger one that’s designed to fit an iPhone wearing a case.

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Noreve Tradition B Leather Case ($55)

Noreve Tradition B Leather Case

If you favor a leather wallet-style case then this French-designed beauty should be on your radar. The hand-crafted case is finished with high quality leather, and you can choose the texture and color you want. It opens like a book and there are two credit card slots with a larger pocket hidden behind within the cover. A small kickstand pops out of the back for propping your iPhone 6S in landscape view, and there’s also a secure magnetic closure, so the case won’t pop open uninvited. The iPhone rests inside within a small cradle, one outfitted with large cut-outs that give you access to your iPhone’s ports, buttons, and camera.

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Burkley Walletcase ($34)

Burkley Walletcase

Here’s a hand-crafted wallet case in high quality leather that comes in a variety of different finishes. You’ll find a black, polycarbonate shell inside that your iPhone 6S snaps into. It’s minimalist, with cut-outs for all the buttons and ports. Around that, you have a leather folio with a diagonal flap that contains a magnetic closure. On the inside cover there are three card slots, and you can also fold the cover back to act as a landscape stand. There’s a cut-away on the back to enable normal camera use. If the eye-catching, limited edition, fiesta red isn’t to your tastes, check out the other finishes, including the gorgeous antique coffee.

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Nodus Shell Case ($71)

Nodus Shell Case

We loved the folio style Access Case by Nodus, so we were excited to hear about the new design for the Shell case. It’s crafted from the same full grain Italian leather, but this case is a slim, polycarbonate shell with a soft, microfiber lining that your iPhone 6S will fit snugly into. It’s very slim, has accurate cut-outs for your ports and the camera, and sports subtle button covers. There’s no distracting detail, just an embossed octopus logo on the back. The Shell case also comes with a small magnetic dock (a square of metal bearing that same stylish octopus logo) that you can stick wherever you want. It’s a handy way to keep your iPhone 6S safe while charging, or to use it hands-free.

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Toffee Sleeve Wallet ($91)

Toffee Sleeve Wallet

You can ditch your regular wallet if you go for this sleeve wallet case from Toffee. It comes in genuine brown or black leather with a pebble grain and neat stitching. Open it up, and you’ll find a large pouch on the right that holds your iPhone 6S. On the left, there’s an array of pockets and slots capable of holding up to seven cards, and all of your cash. This style of case won’t suit everyone, because you have to remove your iPhone 6S from the case to use it, but if you’re in the habit of sliding it into a bag then it makes a lot of sense.

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Calypso Cabrio Case ($169)

Calypso Cabrio Case

It’s understandable if the price of the Cabrio Case leaves your mouth agape. However, these cases sport a custom woven Jacquard pattern from Florence, as well as fine Italian leather with plush, soft Alcantara inside. They’re also handcrafted in Slovenia using traditional techniques, and they’re released in limited runs of 999 pieces, each with a unique serial number. They look great and they feel very comfortable when held. Coverage is basic, but they do offer precise cut-outs for ports and features such as your camera. The button covers are also discretely marked, and the case features a slight lip designed to protect your display.

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More sleek iPhone 6S cases

Incipio Performance Series Case ($6)

Incipio Performance Series Case

One of our favorite case makers, Incipio, has taken a new approach with the Performance Series, allowing you to choose exactly the level of protection you want. There are five different levels, ranging from a slim, flexible case for basic protection to a rugged, military-grade offering with a built-in screen protector and holster. All the cases from level 2 and up feature a shock absorbent, honeycombed inner layer, with a polycarbonate shell around the outside for drop protection you can count on. They also come in a wide array of color combinations, and there’s a folio style option for the level 3 case.

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X-Doria Revel ($35)

X-Doria Revel

X-Doria’s cases are typically more sturdy that fashionable, but now the case maker has revealed the Revel series of fun, funky cases for the iPhone 6S. The case comes in a number of fun designs, including a hipster deer and an owl. The case snaps on to your phone, and although it’s slim, X-Doria says its very durable. There’s extra protection on the edges and reinforced rubber bumpers designed protect the top and bottom edges of your iPhone while providing grip. The front of the case even sports raised edges to protect your screen from scratches.

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Spigen Neo Hybrid Ex Case ($16)

Spigen Neo Hybrid Ex Case

This popular case from Spigen combines a flexible, clear TPU shell with a hard polycarbonate bumper. All of the cut-outs are generous and there are metallic button covers that are easy to find without looking. It provides a snug fit, the raised bezels at the front help to protect the screen, and it offers reasonable drop protection considering that its slim build. Although the hard bumper comes in various different colors, we particularly like the rose gold and champagne gold options.

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Adopted Frame Case ($40)

Adopted Frame Case

This case has an expensive look and feel to it, but it’s really a bumper, or a frame, rather than a typical iPhone 6S case. The frame and the button covers are aluminum, and it has genuine, full-grain leather panels to provide contrast, comfort, and grip. There’s a latch at the bottom left corner, which makes it easy to put on and take off, and there are openings for the ports and the side switch. It extends beyond the iPhone body front and back to provide all-round protection. Even though it’s just a frame, it does add bulk; it almost squares off the rounded corners of your iPhone. We’re not sure about drop protection, but it certainly fits nicely with Apple’s design.

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Rhino Shield PlayProof Case ($25)

Rhino Shield PlayProof Case

It was the Crash Guard bumper ($25) that first brought Rhino Shield to our attention, and it’s still worth a look, but the case maker has now widened its line-up with the new PlayProof case. This is more of a traditional fitted case, blending a hard shell with a shock-absorbing hexagonal pattern on the inside that promises drop protection at up to 11.5 feet. The case is easy to fit, the cut-outs are generous for easy access to ports, and the button covers are pronounced, so you can find and use them easily without looking. It’s a lightweight, slim case, considering the level of protection, and you can get it in a wide variety of different finishes (plain color cases are $5 cheaper). The only thing we don’t like is the slippery back.

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More stunning iPhone 6S cases

Moshi iGlaze Luxe Case ($45)

Moshi iGlaze Luxe Case

We love the look and feel of the new iGlaze Luxe case. It blends seamlessly with the iPhone 6S design, with a transparent back panel that guards against scratches, and a metal frame that has been precision-milled from aircraft-grade aluminum. It doesn’t spoil the aesthetic of the iPhone, but it still delivers solid drop protection. Beneath the two-piece metal frame, which is easy to fit, there’s a flexible layer to absorb impact. That bumper extends to offer all-round protection, with accurate openings for your ports and camera, and protective button covers. It comes in orange, rose pink, satin gold, or titanium finishes.

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MagBak Case ($39)

MagBak Case

Here’s another iPhone 6S case with a magnetic touch. The MagBak, as the name suggests, has a magnetic strip inside it, and it ships with two MagSticks, which are small magnetic strips with adhesive backs that you can stick on the car dash or the kitchen tile for mounting your iPhone. The case itself comes in six different colors, feels malleable and soft to the touch, and has a black microfiber lining inside. There are cut-outs for the ports, switch, and camera, and subtle button covers. It’s very slim, so it may not provide much drop protection, but the magnetic docks are potentially very handy.

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Trident Aegis Pro Case ($30)

Trident Aegis Pro Case

You may think you’ve seen the Aegis before, but Trident has redesigned it for the iPhone 6S. It’s still a seriously tough case that meets military drop test standard 810G, by blending tough polycarbonate on the outside with a shock absorbent TPE inner. This case also features good button covers, plugs to protect the ports, and a raised lip to safeguard the screen. It has a lanyard loop, and it comes with a screen protector. There’s a texture on the back to aid grip, and it has a clever slide on design for an easy fit. It is definitely bulky, but it will also definitely protect your iPhone 6S if you drop it.

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Zagg DropGuard Case ($25)

Zagg DropGuard Case

This new case from Zagg features something called Reflexion Technology. What this means is it’s durable and highly protective, meeting military drop test standards, but remains a fairly slim case. It certainly looks interesting, with a triangular pattern that will come in various colors. The colored, textured part of the case is soft and flexible, and there’s a transparent, hard plastic bumper around the outside. The button covers have a metallic finish. The openings for the ports, camera, and the switch are generous.

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Speck CandyShell Clear Case ($20+)

Speck CandyShell Clear Case

There are at least two good reasons to take a look at this new case from Speck: it’s crystal clear, so you can enjoy the iPhone 6S design, and it meets military drop test standard 810G, so it will survive a drop. This is the first clear case Speck has offered, but it didn’t have to compromise those protective credentials. Unlike other clear TPE cases, there’s a special layer to prevent yellowing over time, so it should keep its perfect transparent look. The cut-outs are exact and big enough that the case doesn’t interfere with everyday use. The button covers are easy to find without glancing at the case. There’s also a raised bezel to protect the screen.

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More attractive iPhone 6S cases

Griffin Survivor Summit Case ($39+)

Griffin Survivor Summit Case

Anyone seeking some serious protection for their new phone are going to want to check out the Summit case. This is part of Griffin’s Survivor series and capable of withstanding all the trials of a rugged outdoors adventure. It can handle drops from up to 10 feet, while still keeping your iPhone 6S safe inside. It’s also impervious to rain, sand, and dust. The textured finish provides added grip, there are covers for the buttons and ports, and there’s a built-in screen protector. It is quite chunky, so it masks Apple’s elegant design; but think of it as an overcoat for your phone, with a bulletproof vest inside.

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Caseology Envoy Series Case ($15+)

Caseology Envoy Series Case

You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of cash to get a case that looks expensive. Caseology is best known as a budget case manufacturer, but it brings plenty of style and a fashionable aesthetic to this minimalist line for the iPhone 6S. The Envoy Series combines a flexible TPU bumper case with a PU leather backing. There’s a raised lip on the front to protect the screen, rubberized button covers that are easy to find and press, and accurate openings for the ports and the camera. The frame has a metallic gold finish, but you can get a variety of different effects on the back including black or white carbon fiber, or a blue, brown, or gold faux leather.

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Otterbox Strada Series Case ($33+)

Otterbox Strada Series Case

The Strada Series is something a little different for Otterbox, a company usually known for its highly protective cases. You still get a solid shell the iPhone 6S snaps into, that offers real drop protection, but there’s also a genuine leather cover and a metallic highlight bearing the Otterbox logo on the side for a classy look. The metal plate has a magnetic latch to keep the cover securely closed in your pocket or bag. The inside has a soft lining and a single slot for a business card or ID. The button covers and openings are precise. You can get this in classic black, or reddish brown.

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Skech Ice Case ($15+)

Skech Ice Case

Here’s a nice, practical case from Skech which isn’t too bulky. It features a classic combination of soft interior wrapped in a hard shell. The openings are large, so there’s no interference with the camera or ports. The button covers are easy to find and not too stiff. It’s a comfortable case to hold thanks to the soft touch finish. We also really like the protective rim, which extends to protect the screen should your phone land face down, and also covers the back to prevent scratches. This grippy case comes in six different colors.

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Silk Innovation: PureView Clear Case ($12)

Silk Innovation: PureView Clear Case

The cheapest case on our list is a slim bumper with an internal tread that promises to absorb shock. It has a clear back to allow Apple’s iPhone 6S design to shine through. The button covers are quite large, and there are big openings for the ports and camera. It looks quite good for such a cheap case and should provide basic protection. You can pick it up in gold, black, transparent frost, or grey. It’s easy to customize this case by slipping a picture into the clear back section — there’s even a template provided so you can trim the picture for a perfect fit. You also get a screen protector in the box.

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