Best iPhone 8 cases
The iPhone 8 has one major design change from the 7: a glass back, which allowed Apple to introduce wireless charging, but comes at the cost of making the phone seriously more fragile. Now, with the launch of the iPhone 8 (Product)RED, we especially want to keep that gorgeous glass safe and sound.
All this means investing in a decent case is more important than ever, as now it’s not just the screen that you risk cracking if you drop your shiny new phone.
It’s worth noting that the dimensions of the new models are fractionally different to the last generation, so most
iPhone 7 cases should fit – but some form-fitting cases might not.
iPhone 8 Silicone Case
Probably the first thought for people looking for an iPhone 8 case, Apple’s official silicone case will fit either the 7 or 8, and offers protection from bumps and scrapes – though we’re not sure we’d trust it for serious drop protection.
The Silicone case comes in a number of colours, including three new ones: Lemonade, Red Raspberry and Denim Blue. There is also a Product)RED Silicone case if you want one to match your new red iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.
available for the iPhone 8 Plus or in
Apple iPhone 8 Leather Case
A tad pricey, but the leather case from Apple is the best fitting case out there, and one of the most hard wearing.
Apple’s attention to detail is evident, and the metal buttons feel and work perfectly when the case is on. The company has started changing its colours depending on the season, so check out the new Spring colours Bright Orange, Lemonade, Electric Blue, and Soft Pink. And of course there’s the (Product)RED version as well.
Also for iPhone 8 Plus here.
If you want an iPhone 8 case that offers protection without adding too much bulk, then Peel might be the case for you. This is one of the thinnest cases out there, and Peel’s aim is for you to forget it’s even there – there isn’t even a Peel logo, so the design is all Apple.
The iPhone 8 Plus costs the same, at £17.42/US$24.99
This Speck case should offer rugged, reliable drop protection for the iPhone 8, while the textured grip helps stop those drops from happening at all, while adding a pretty distinctive aesthetic.
Also available for the iPhone 8 Plus
directly through Speck (US visitors can
go here) for £34.95/$44.95, though you can usually find a
discount on Amazon (£14.90/US$21.33)
Tech21’s Evo Check case offers lightweight but robust protection, with a unique check design on the inside of the rear that helps hold the phone in place – though doesn’t offer a grippy texture on the outside of the case.
It’s available in a few colours, along with a
pricier floral design (£39.95/
US$49.95), and is
also out for 8 Plus (£29.95/
The versions available on Amazon is for the iPhone 7, but we suspect it will fit the iPhone 8 as well (as Tech21 only offers this one size for both iPhone 7 and 8). If you don’t want to risk it, however, we recommend buying the Evo Check
directly from Tech21.
This one’s a little more bling. This Ted Baker hard shell case should keep your phone safe, while also being so shiny you can use it to blind any would-be thieves. It’s available in Silver or
Rose Gold (£31/
US$48), and there’s a
variant for the iPhone 8 Plus (£29.95/
Check out the full range of
Ted Baker cases if you want to see more (if you’re visiting from the US,
If you’re after more fun cases, check out our round up of the
best Disney iPhone cases on Macworld UK, and our general round up of the
best Disney phone cases.
If you’re worried about protecting your phone from scrapes and preserving that Apple aesthetic, but aren’t looking for heavy-duty drop protection, consider Olixar’s ultra-thin gel case. It’s totally transparent, and thin enough that you can almost forgot it’s there at all. Perfect for showing off that new (Product)RED iPhone 8.
You’ll find more Olixar
iPhone 8 Cases and
iPhone 8 Plus cases over at MobileFun.
This Toast cover won’t offer much protection from drops (though it will at least keep scratches at bay), but it does look pretty fantastic.
Available in three different wood finishes and a variety of engraved designs (including the option to
completely customise it) it’s a great way to make your iPhone your own. Plus, you can rest safe in the knowledge that your phone cover is totally eco-friendly.
There’s no shortage of leather iPhone wallets around, so it can be hard for case manufacturers to stand out. Pad & Quill has opted for a two-tone design to differentiate, with an interior leather finish that contrast with the outside.
The downside is that there’s no protective bumper for your phone – there’s only an adhesive to keep the device inside the wallet, which might be enough to make you nervous.
Available for the 8 Plus for $79.95 (around £55.77) here.
Protection has always come first with Urban Armor Gear cases, and the Plyo is no exception – but unlike some of the brand’s other gear, this time design hasn’t been completely forgotten.
The simple translucent design doesn’t obstruct that lovely glass back, but should go a long way towards keeping it safe, with 3m drop protection and a rugged build.
You can find the iPhone 8 Plus version
on Amazon for £27.99/US$29.95.
Mous cases are among the best we’ve seen for pairing drop protection with stunning design, offering a selection of slick cases made with a choice of five different materials: carbon fibre, leather, walnut (pictured), bamboo, or shell.
They’re not cheap (though you can get
up to £25/US$45 off on Mous’s website), but neither was your iPhone, and a Mous case should complement it perfectly.