Is this iPhone 12 case Apple's ugliest ever design?

Apple phone case
(Image credit: Apple via Jon Prosser)

There's no doubt that the recent release of the iPhone 12's specs has created excitement – and with good reason. But a new accessory has come under fire on Twitter, with a prominent Apple expert calling it "the absolute worst design from apple". Strong words, echoed by the Twitterverse. Though, entertainingly, many other stellar examples of bad Apple design were also thrown out there as strong contenders.

So, what's causing all the drama? A clear, plastic phone case. So far, so unremarkable. Actually, the headline news is the thick white circle plonked in the middle, and vertical line running down the bottom part. What it lacks in style, we assume it must make up for in functionality (perhaps backing up features found only on the best smartphones), because it certainly isn't the most beautiful design we've ever seen, and it's quite a departure from Apple's usual style.  

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.