The new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro are now available for pre-order and will be in users' hands from 22 September. If you're spending over a thousand pounds (or dollars) on a phone, you want to make sure it's well protected, and that often means buying a case.
While I've committed this year to using my iPhone 15 caseless, I know not everyone will be feeling as brave with their new devices. A phone case also allows you to add some personalisation to your phone.
So while I really do feel that the best case is no case at all, if you must wrap your phone in something, it's important to get a good one. With a phone as good-looking as the iPhone 15, it would be shameful to choose a cheap and ugly case. With that in mind, I've rounded up some of the best cases on the market.
Apple has a generous selection of colours and materials for its cases but it's also worth exploring some of the more premium third-party manufacturers. If you plan on using the wireless charging on your new phone, make sure your case is MagSafe compatible too, otherwise you'll have to take it off to charge.
Best iPhone 15 and 15 Pro cases
Apple's clear case is available for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. It has MagSafe so you can still charge wirelessly, and as it's completely clear you can still see the phone in all its glory.
Replacing the old leather cases are these beautiful fine woven Apple cases, available for both the 15 and 15 Pro. These come in a choice of five colours (Mulberry, Evergreen, Taupe, Pacific Blue and Black) and are definitely the premium option this year.
The Silicone case is a popular choice, not just because it's a little cheaper, but because it comes in a great selection of colours. This year there are eight colours to choose from including this fetching Winter Blue and a Guava which looks like a stronger pink for those Barbie fans.
If you're looking for a simple and stylish leather iPhone 15 case, you can't go wrong with the Belroy case. Finished in Black, Everglade (turquoise) or this lovely Terracotta, it's a classy design that complements the iPhone perfectly – it's also MagSafe compatible.
If you want your phone to take the place of your wallet, this case from Mujjo can hold 2 or 3 cards in the wallet section on the back. Despite this, it still manages to keep a slim and stylish design that works with the iPhone. The case is MagSafe compatible and is made from premium European leather.
If you're looking for a more substantial leather case, Torro offers a range of designs, including this flip wallet case. The flip section completely protects the screen when not in use and also house two slots for bank cards. You can even personalise the case with your initials, if that's your kinda thing.
Native Union has always produced understated and stylish accessories and it's new iPhone 15 case is no exception to that. Finished in black, Kraft and this new Slate Green it has a textured finish with subtle branding. It's made from a plant-based leather using recycled materials, so it really is as good as it looks.
Casetify's iPhone cases are completely customisable, giving you hundreds of options to choose from. If you are prone to dropping your phone, its Bounce Case is a great option as it features extra protection on the corners to cushion the blow, and offers a drop protection of up to 6.5 metres. It also has an Ultra Bounce Case for up to 10 metres but it looks far chunkier.
Otterbox is known for its hard-wearing phone cases but some models offer protection while still keeping a stylish design. One such model is the new React series for the iPhone 15. It comes in a choice of Black, Clear, Stardust (which gives a glitter finish) and this Peach Perfect. The main back is clear, allowing the original phone colour to come through and just adds an outline – so best pick a colour that complements your phone colour.
The Mous Intralock case is designed to allow the easy attachment of a number of mounts to your phone. The mechanical mounting system allows for the solid attachment of cycling and motorcycling mounts as well as ball adapters and straps. It still manages to be MagSafe compatible too.
Wavecase products are eco-friendly and plastic free, made from biodegradable materials. The etched range features a choice of three designs and six colours that look really stylish. Unfortunately this case isn't MagSafe compatible. Wavecase does offer a MagSafe compatible case but it doesn't have these lovely etchings on. Hopefully a MagSafe etched model is coming.
Spigen has a range of tough cases for the iPhone 15 but this is the toughest. The Tough Armor case uses impact foam inside the polycarbonate body to protect from the hardest drops and sports chunky side buttons and a kick stand built in. It also comes in a choice of four subtle colours.