The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the largest of its 5G iPhone 12 range, in both size and price. The handset, which starts at £1,099/$1,099, features a 6.7in all-glass display, making it the biggest screen ever on an iPhone ever.
The front offers Ceramic Shield protection which should make it resistant to scratches, while Gorilla Glass should keep the back protected too. But let's face it: if you're paying over a grand for a phone, you'll want to keep it as scratch and shatter-free as possible.
The new iPhone 12 phones also feature MagSafe, which allows the handsets to magnetically snap into place on the MagSafe wireless charger, without you having to fiddle around to ensure it's in place.
While MagSafe opens up the possibilities for adding magnetic accessories on the back of the phone, like Apple's own line of MagSafe wallets, it also means you'll need a MagSafe-compatible case if you intend on making the most of this feature.
Here, we're rounding up the best cases for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Whether you're after something rugged, or something stylish and functional, like a leather wallet case, we've got you covered. We'll also point out MagSafe-compatible cases.
Apple - Best overall
It's impossible to overlook Apple's own offerings for the iPhone 12 Pro Max – especially if you want a case that's fully MagSafe compatible.
There are a couple of options to choose from: while we personally prefer the look of the leather option in California Poppy for £59/$59 (pictured), there is also the cheaper silicon option in Kumquat orange for £49/$49.
Both options are sure to keep your iPhone 12 Pro safe and looking great, while raised bezels around the camera and screen will keep the scratches at bay.
Casetify - Drop Proof & Versatile
Casetify is another reliable brand to consider for your iPhone 12 Pro Max. Not only do you get a fantastic choice of colours and designs to choose from – in fact, you can even add your own
on the back – but these cases are tough. Like, super tough.
Casetify's cases offer 6.6-feet drop protection and also has an antimicrobial coating that kills 99% of germs. You can also tick wireless charging and MagSafe compatibility off the list. And it'll cost you less than Apple's options (in the UK) with prices starting at £39/$60. Not bad.
Spigen - Best Value
Of course, reliable drop protection doesn't have to cost a fortune. Spigen's Liquid Air offers great value for money with military-grade shock protection at under £20/$20.
The textured back allows extra grip too for those of us who can be butterfingered. It's also wireless charging compatible.
Bellroy - Best eco-friendly leather
If you want a clean and simple leather case without having to pay a premium just because it has an Apple logo slapped on, take a look at Australian brand Bellroy.
The leathers in Bellroy cases are environmentally certified, which means they consume less water and chemicals in the tanning process.
The cases are MagSafe and Qi charging compatible and come with a three-year warranty. You can also find wallet case options that cleverly conceal credit cards under a flap.
Mujjo - Most stylish leather wallet
Here's another leather option case for the iPhone 12 Pro Max that's similar to Bellroy, though a tad more expensive.
Dutch brand Mujjo make sleek and sophisticated cases using full-grain vegetable-tanned leather. The case has an integrated cardholder that fits up to three cards and is wireless-charging compatible.
Pick it up directly from Mujjo or from Amazon for £59.95
Mous - Rugged & Sleek
You can't go wrong with a Mous case. The brand, which we can't help but recommend, offers super tough and durable cases with excellent drop protection and heaps of functionality.
Mous' Limitless 3.0 options work with Apple's MagSafe wireless charger, but you just won't get that magnetic 'snap'. Mous says this is due to its cases being slightly thicker than Apple's owns in order to maximise protection. Instead, Mous' cases work with its own ecosystem of AutoAlignPlus magnetic wireless chargers and other accessories, like its card wallet.
In all honesty, the system appears to use stronger magnets and makes for a more reliable connection than Apple's MagSafe ecosystem, which is why it gets our vote.
If you're certain you want to lean on Apple's own MagSafe extras, however, Mous has since introduced the Limitless 4.0 case too - the same design, protection and finishes as Limitless 3.0 but with full MagSafe-for-iPhone compatibility in place of the company's own AutoAlignPlus system.