Apple already sells official cases for the iPhone XS and XS Plus. Much like other Apple-designed cases, these come in silicone and leather varieties. The iPhone XR launch is only two weeks away, and some Apple fans were wondering if the company would offer a special case for the mid-sized handset. As it turns out, Apple will sell its first-ever clear iPhone case to show off the colorful iPhone XR body.
Those looking to re-use an older iPhone X case with a brand new iPhone XS may run into trouble. Cases designed to tightly fit around the rear camera bump are facing a change in size between models. While the difference is slight, the iPhone XS camera bump is larger in length compared to the camera on the previous model.
New iPhone X owners may want to reconsider going caseless now that the smartphone has been deemed the “most breakable" Apple device ever released by warranty provider SquareTrade. The iPhone X has performed miserably in drop tests and it is the most expensive iPhone ever to repair. The OLED display on the iPhone X is much more costly to replace than the LCD screens found on previous models. Apple lists screen repair for the iPhone X at $279 and all other damage at $549. The iPhone 8 Plus is only $169 for screen repair and $399 for other damage, as a comparison.
The iPhone X is slightly larger than the iPhone 7. Its height is listed at 5.65 inches (143.6 mm), compared to the iPhone 7 which is listed at 5.45 inches (138.4 mm). The iPhone X is smaller than the Plus models which are around 6.24 inches (158.4 mm). This means your current iPhone case will not fit the iPhone X no matter what device you own. Even though the iPhone X is around the same size as the iPhone 7, it has a larger 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display thanks to its bezel-less design. This is something you will need to keep in mind when shopping for a new screen protector, or you can just pre-order the new Zagg invisibleSHIELD for the iPhone X and save yourself some time.
Totallee offers the thin leather iPhone case for the minimalist who still wants protection. Most people who dislike iPhone cases begrudgingly use one to prevent bumps and scratches. The arguments against a case range from aesthetics to size and weight. Some cases provide ample protection, however they can make accessing ports or using the iPhone a difficult experience. Totallee's solution is billed as the "thinnest leather case in the world", weighing just one tenth of an ounce (less than 3 grams).