A new iPhone means new iPhone cases. And though the major differences between the new iPhone XS and last year's iPhone X lie beneath the surface in the form of a new processor, faster LTE performance and camera enhancements, that's not stopping case makers from coming out with new designs for the similarly sized XS. If you're on the lookout for accessories that offer style, protection or a mix of both, we've found some new iPhone XS cases that deliver.
For the now available iPhone XS, Mujjo says its Full Leather Wallet Case features a slim profile thanks to a new in-mould production process. Even though the $48 full-grain leather case fits your XS like a glove, there's still room to insert two to three credit or ID cards in a slot on the back. Mujjo's case covers most of the iPhone's buttons while a leather chamfer curves inward for the dual rear cameras and the mute button. A 1mm ridge of leather rising above the phone keeps the OLED screen from coming into contact with any surfaces should the XS slip from your fingers.
Otterbox is a well-known case maker in the iPhone world, and the company's latest Symmetry case should go a long way toward keeping your iPhone XS safe. The case comes in a variety of colors, including clear, and wraps around both your handset and the buttons to keep them all safe during a fall. There's no screen protection, though, so if your display falls against the corner of a desk, you might have some trouble. Still, the Symmetry is a slim, streamlined case that, at $39.95, is a nice value.
The folks at Catalyst offer one of the more interesting cases in this roundup with the $39.99 Impact Protection. The case comes in a variety of colors, including blue, red and black, and wraps around your iPhone XS. The case is waterproof and drop-proof, according to Catalyst, and it offers a raised bezel to keep your phone's screen safe. Arguably, the Impact Protection's most interesting feature is a rotating mute switch that allows you to mute and unmute your iPhone XS with ease.
Tech21 turns to bubbles to jazz up the iPhone XS's look. The $40 Pure Soda case is a see-through design with an ice blue or orchid tint. A buble design on the case's back makes it look like your iPhone XS is floating in a fizzy beverage. There's more than just a unique look to the Pure Soda case, though: it also offers drop protection up to 10 feet, courtesy of Tech21's BulletShield impact material.
If you're in the market for a case designed to both keep your iPhone safe and keep you organized, consider the Silk Wallet Slayer. The case has a hard outer shell and airbags around the handset to keep it safe in case it falls off a table. A slot on the back can hold up to three credit cards and cash. And if you want to watch video while you're using the Slayer, you can extend its kickstand and prop it up. Not bad for just $24.99.
Lifeproof offers a nice case if you're concerned about where you'll take your iPhone XS. The Lifeproof Fre is waterproof, drop-proof, dirt-proof and snow-proof, according to the company's website. This case fully wraps around the back and sides of your iPhone XS and protects the buttons from possible damage. Once inside the Fre, your iPhone can get submerged in 2 meters of water for up to 1 hour without worry; it also can survive a 6-foot drop. The Fre includes a built-in screen cover. But if you're on a budget, beware: It costs $89.99.
The Case-Mate Twinkle is a $40 case that comes with reflective foil elements on the outside, so it can make a real splash when people see it. The case has what the company calls an "iridescent glitter foil," but it's still compatible with wireless chargers. According to Case-Mate, the Twinkle can withstand a 10-foot drop and still keep your handset safe. Still, the Twinkle is more about style. And depending on the iPhone XS color you choose, the case's color could look a little different.