The iPhone 13 is here, but that doesn’t mean you need to upgrade, or that last year’s iPhone 12 line is a bad buy. Apple still sells the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini at lower prices, and you can find the Pro models at various retailers for a discount. If you don’t need the latest and greatest, spending as little as you can on a smartphone is financially smart. It’s also smart to use a case to protect your fragile smartphone. I’ve tested more than 50 cases and accessories, from wireless chargers to wallets, to kit out your phone—ones that are MagSafe compatible and ones that aren’t. These are our favorites.
Be sure to check out our other buying guides, like the Best iPhone, Best iPad Accessories, the Best iPhone 12 Deals, and the Best iPhone 11 Cases.
Updated September 2021: We’ve added new picks from Nomad, Kerf, Anker, Casetify, Kate Spade, and Joby.
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