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The best iPhone 14 cases in 2022

An iPhone 14 in one of the best iPhone 14 cases on an orange background
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One of the best iPhone 14 cases or iPhone 14 Pro cases is likely to be the first accessory on your list if you've ordered one of Apple's latest smartphones. The last thing you want is to scratch a brand new phone, and the best iPhone 14 cases had help prevent that, while also adding some style to the device.

Considering that the iPhone 14 is very similar in size to the iPhone 13, you might hope that an existing case will do the job, but unfortunately that probably isn't the, well, case. The new iPhone looks almost identical to its predecessor but the size across the range is very slightly different, meaning that you'll probably need a specific iPhone 14 case or iPhone 14 Pro case.

There are four phones in the iPhone 14 lineup, one of them being a completely new addition – the iPhone 14 Plus, which is the same size as the iPhone 14 Pro but again needs its own case due to it's shape and the position of buttons and lenses. Below, we've rounded up our pick of the best iPhone 14 cases, iPhone 14 Plus cases and iPhone 14 Pro cases for different requirements and styles, from super slim options to more rugged or waterproof cases.

We've not yet had chance to test these cases out hands on given that they're so new, so we've based our evaluations on our reviewers' knowledge of the brands' reputations, previous experience with their products, their looks (after all, you don't want to ruin the look of your new phone with an ugly case), and their stated specs. All of the cases chosen allow wireless charging, and most of them have magnets for use of MagSafe (see more about how we test and review at Creative Bloq).

It's also worth noting that not many of these products are available yet via third-party retailers, so in many cases you'll need to head straight to the brand's website to buy. If you've yet to order your iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro, make sure you check our roundup of the best iPhone 14 prices, and if you're looking for the full details of what the new phones offer see our article on Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro: everything you need to know.

The best iPhone 14 cases available now

The best iPhone 14 cases

The best iPhone 14 Pro cases

The best iPhone 14 Plus cases

The best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases

Will iPhone 13 cases fit the iPhone 14?

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are extremely similar in design and their overall dimensions, but they're not exactly the same. The iPhone 14 is 0.01 inches / 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 13. That shouldn't be enough of a difference to require a different case, but there's another complication. The placement and size of the power and volume buttons is also slightly different, and this means that a lot of iPhone 13 cases probably won't be suitable for iPhone 14.

As for iPhone 14 Pro cases, you'll almost definitely need a specific case. Again, the overall design hasn't changed a lot from the iPhone 13 Pro, but there are slight differences in every measurement: It's almost a millimetre (0.03in taller), 0.2mm (0.01in thicker) and very slightly narrower. Again the buttons are in a slightly different position, and the camera bump is larger and wider than before. The same applies with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

What should I look for when choosing an iPhone 14 case?

Whether you're looking for an iPhone 14 case or an iPhone 14 Pro case, the first thing to decide is what kind of protection you want. Do you want a super slim case that protects your phone from marks and scratches without adding bulk, or do you want the reassurance of a more rugged case that will offer more cushioning if you accidentally drop your phone? And if you're worried about your camera, it's worth choosing a case that had a raised lip around the camera area to protect the lenses.

Aside from that, the main thing to ensure when choosing an iPhone 14 case is that it's compatible with Apple MagSafe – you don't want a case that you have to remove in order to charge your phone. You'll also want to make sure you get the right case for your phone. There are four iPhone 14 models and they have different designs and sizes, so you need to be sure that you're buying a case that fits your phone, whether that's the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news and features, updates buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A writer and translator, he also works as a project manager at London and Buenos Aires-based design and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing photography, video content, graphic design and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He enjoys photography, particularly nature photography, wellness and he dances Argentine tango.