Best iPhone 15 cases: Strong and cheap cases to protect your 2023 Apple smartphone

Apple’s latest iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are available to order in the UK. If you’re thinking about upgrading to the new handsets, we’ve already rounded up the best iPhone 15 deals. Check our iPhone 15 review for our definitive verdict.

If you’ve already placed your order – or are reading this on your brand-new iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus – then it’s time to think about the best protection for your new smartphone. iPhone 15 starts from £799 and maxes-out at £1,199 for the iPhone 15 Plus with 512GB of built-in storage. 

Both new iPhone models arrive with a new Dynamic Island notch, 48MP main camera capable of lossless 2x zoom, an ultra-wide lens, USB-B for charging, automatic car crash detection, A16 Bionic chipset, and a choice of five new colours to match your personal style. Apple has worked hard to redesign parts of the iPhone so that it’s easier to repair or replace parts …but regardless, the last thing you want is a smashed iPhone.

To keep your iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus shielded, we’ve compiled a list of the best iPhone 15 cases to consider depending whether you want super protection, a sleek look or a cheaper alternative so you don’t risk nicks and scratches to your shiny device.

And if you want to find out the best iPhone 15 Pro cases, we’ve also done a round-up of the best cases for you to consider. Or if you’re still considering buying an iPhone 15 Pro, we’ve compiled the best iPhone 15 Pro deals.

For people who need the best protection around – we understand. Some of us can be really clumsy or are so scared of getting their new iPhone chipped, you’ll want to make sure it’s 100 per cent protected.

And Casetify might have the perfect option for you. 

Its Bounce case is a whopping £85 but is made to endure the most extreme drops, achieving a record-breaking 10x military-grade standard and up to 21 ft. drop protection. 

It is also protected at all sides and angles, including the camera. It is also MagSafe compatible with Apple’s chargers, so you don’t need to worry about buying a new MagSafe accessories.

You can also customise your case so you can express your own style for free.

That’s not the only case that offers great protection. 

Otterbox has its own Defender series that has top protection for any iPhone 15 Pro on the market.

It features a premium rugged design displays clean lines with a comfortable grip that guards your iPhone against serious drops, dirt, scrapes and bumps. Built-in magnets allow MagSafe chargers and accessories snap right to Defender Series XT, and an integrated lanyard attachment gives you extra ways to carry your case.

For those who love a sleek leather look with their new iPhone, it might be a bit hard to find now that Apple has pulled it leather cases to help lower their carbon footprint.

The good news is that there are plenty of companies out there that are providing great quality leather cases that also protect your phone from any scratches or bashes.

Our top choice for leather cases is from Torro who provide premium leather cases that are hand-crafted from premium Top Grain US leather.

It also has a strong and durable inner frame that has been formulated to aid with shock absorption, protecting your device from accidental drops and bumps.

You can choose from a standard iPhone 15 wallet case where you can also store your cards or cash or the standard leather bumper case for your phone.

There’s also Apple’s new FineWoven cases that it has introduced to replace its old leather cases. It’s made from durable micro-twill and the material has a soft, suede-like feel.

The FineWoven material was also designed with the earth in mind — made from 68 per cent post-consumer recycled content and significantly reducing carbon emissions compared with leather. The case quickly snaps into place and fits snugly over your iPhone without adding bulk.