The iPhone 6s may no longer be Apple’s flagship device now that the iPhone 7 is here, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still a great phone. Whether you’re looking to save some cash or holding out for next year’s model, it’s worth investing in a new case for added protection and a personal touch.
There’s plenty of glass on the front to break or scratch, and while the back is metal, unlike the old iPhone 4/4s, you can still do some damage with a hard drop.Like the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6s can be a little slippery to the touch, as it’s rather thin, with no sharp corners. If you want to protect your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6 (and why wouldn’t you?), a case offers a good way to both shield and customize your device.
The only meaningful difference you’ll find between the two iPhones, physically, is a slight bump in thickness—a nearly imperceptible 0.01-inch. There’s also a slightly more noticeable increase in weight: the iPhone 6s weighs 5.04 ounces compared with the iPhone 6’s 4.55 ounces. But weight won’t affect case compatibility, so if you already have an iPhone 6 case you love, it will almost certainly fit your new iPhone 6s as well since port and button placement hasn’t changed. Technically iPhone 7 cases fit as well, but the cutouts won’t match up exactly. When you buy a case, you need to make sure to check the manufacturer’s website to confirm compatibility.
Many iPhone cases protect against bumps or drops, but some cases do a lot more, like shield your phone against dirt and liquid. For those that want to maximize pocket space, there are wallet cases that can hold cards, cash, and your device. If you find yourself running out of battery every afternoon, there are battery cases that will keep you fully charged at all times. And then there are some cases that don’t do anything at all, but just look good—there’s nothing wrong with that.
Luckily, case options abound when you own an iPhone. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cases for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 here, so peruse the slideshow to find your match. And check back for updates, as new cases are always popping up left and right. If you’ve opted for the larger model, have a look at our roundup of The Best iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus Cases.If you’re happy with a 4-inch phone, check out our picks for The Best iPhone SE Cases.
And if you’ve decided to upgrade, be sure to check out The Best iPhone 7 Cases we’ve seen so far.