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Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 Cases – yes, that’s what we are talking about.
The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 can both use the same size case in most instances. When this round-up was released, the iPhone 7 had just been announced and was on pre-order. The official on sale date for the iPhone 7 was September 9, 2016.
If you are spending $650+ on this new smartphone – spend the extra $20-$60 for an iPhone 7 case, please.
iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6
The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have really upped their game from the iPhone 6. First and foremost – it’s WATERPROOF. Yes, if you’ve ever dropped your phone in the toilet – you will be happy to know the new iPhone is waterproof. Android users, I know Galaxy’s are too – yeah yeah, we are talking Apple. Y
ou will also find a much longer battery life, awesome 12mp camera, NO headphone jack – headphones work thru the lightning port OR bluetooth as well as many other upgrades. So, yes – you will have to buy a new case, your old iPhone 6 case will not do the job. We’ve rounded up the best iPhone 7 cases – keep reading.
iPhone 7 Cases and iPhone 8 Cases
Let’s look at the best iPhone 7 Cases and iPhone 8 cases currently available. As more come available, we’ll update this post to reflect the new cases.
Best iPhone 7 Cases
We are looking at the best iPhone 7 cases and giving a run down of what's best, what we are loving and other factors to consider when purchasing a phone case to protect your iPhone.
Just incase you are curious why descriptions state iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 - here is why. The Apple iPhone 8 is actually the same size as the iPhone 7 so typically these will fit both models. Do check with the product brand to confirm fit, but this is typically the case (pun intended!)
If you have an iPhone 7 Plus, click the link for the case that you like and find the iPhone 7 Plus case version. With the larger screen, an iPhone 7 plus case is not the same size as an iPhone 7 (or 8) case.
Hands down the best iPhone 7 case for protection is the Otterbox Defender. While yes, the Defender iPhone case does cost more than others, one thing you don't have to worry so much about is the outrageous cost to replace an iPhone screen.
My kids have thrown phones over our second story balcony when they were little and the phone was unharmed, thanks to the Defender. Do note, that if you are use to not using a phone case for protection - or if you use a lightweight phone case, you may be bugged by the thickness of the Otterbox Defender. Remember, the phone case is doing it's job!
With a built-in screen protector, you don't have to fret looking at your phone to see if the screen is shattered. Otterbox is a great brand and makes an awesome product.
If you are not needing heavy duty protection, Otterbox has other iPhone case options that are slimmer in size and less protective in nature.
If you are looking for an affordable alternative to the Otterbox Defender, meet the i-Blason Armorbox. My husband used this case for his Galaxy 6 and loved it. When he sold his phone – it was FLAWLESS.
Rugged, Dual Layer Protective Case with Polycarbonate Hard Shell Exterior and Flexible TPU inner core protecting against sudden drops and falls
Protective front casing with built in bubble free screen protector enhances touch sensitivity
Hard back case clips into a side mount belt clip swivel holster for carrying convenience during work, travel or play
Available in multiple colors: Black, Blue, Green, Pink and White
360° PROTECTION – I have 4 kids that yes, I keep entertained with my phone. I need protection for my phone, not chancing it! This case includes a 4-side protection, covered corners and a raised edge to protect the screen for your iPhone 7.
If you are looking for a lightweight case that is affordable, but don't need full iPhone protection, consider the Maxboost phone case.
This case has precise cutouts for speakers, charging ports, audio ports and buttons.
Soft interior to prevent scratches and tears on your iPhone 7 from day to day
Lifetime Case Warranty
Available in Rose, Champagne Gold, Turquoise, White
What is your favorite feature in an iPhone 7 / 8 case?