It can cost a few hundred dollars to repair the newer iPhone screens, so unless you’re absolutely sure you’ll never drop your phone, it’s worth figuring out which case works best for you. Leather cases tend to be thinner, so they won’t make your phone feel as bulky as the polycarbonate ones. Here are some of our favorites.
Feels great in your hand. Amazon
If you’re looking for a simple, durable case, this one is a good option. It’s made from water-resistant leather and will protect your phone from cracks and scratches. It has a simple, classic aesthetic and a good grip that will prevent it from slipping out of your hand. It doesn’t make your phone all but indestructible like some of the heftier options, but it’ll keep it free of minor cracks and scuffs.
Uniquely designed with striking colors. Amazon
Mujjo is a Dutch company that pays attention to details and design. The simple, elegant case features smooth, full-grain leather that fully wraps around your iPhone. Genuine leather ages quite nicely, and after a couple of months, you’ll notice nice natural wear around the edges. The case comes in three striking colors—blue, tan, and alpine green.
Will add extra protection. Amazon
Mous specializes in making incredibly durable cases, the kind that can withstand extreme drops. This is a great choice if you can’t seem to avoid dropping your phone, but still want a leather case. It’s lined with AiroShock, a material that’s very absorbent but thin. It also comes in a cool “speckled black” design.
A classic, simple option. Amazon
It’s hard to go wrong with a case designed by the same company that made your phone. The Apple Leather Case is slim, so you’ll get protection without adding weight or bulk to your phone. It comes in various colors from Saddle Brown to Forest Green and Meyer Lemon.