The Best iPhone XS And XS Max Cases

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Dear iPhone XS and XS Max owners-to-be: please get a case for your incredibly expensive new phone. Please. And a screen protector. With the iPhone XS range's glass build from the screen to the back, you'll want to protect it pretty soon after you get your hands on it. Here are some of the best cases you can get.

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Simple Cases

Want something basic that'll let you show off the phone inside, or just help with protection without being ostentatious? Check out these simple options for the iPhone XS and XS Max.

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Tech21's Pure Clear rigid case
For the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Ultra-thin and crystal clear, Pure Clear lets you enjoy your smartphone's original beauty while keeping it well protected.

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Cygnett Aeroshield Crystal Slim Protective Case
For the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

The perfect union of refined design and shock protection; it’s easy to see why the AeroShield Slim Protective Case remains one of Cygnett’s top selling iPhone cases.

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Cygnett Skin Slimline Case
For the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Soft, sleek and flexible – the Skin preserves original feel and design of the iPhone Xs Max, whilst protecting from scratches and scuffs along the way.

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Krusell Broby Cover
For the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

An elegant handmade cover in the finest soft suede with a luxurious inner lining. The suede is gracefully wrapped around your phone and gives you a good grip and a soft touch.

Wallet Cases

Want to keep your phone together with all your cards and cash? Are you confident you won't lose it and be in even worse trouble than if you just lost your phone? Check out these stylish wallet cases.

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EFM Aspen Card Case Armour
For the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

EFM Aspen Card Case Armour features a 3-layer impact dispersion structure, integrated with D3O, the revolutionary impact protection material globally recognised for its innovative and superior impact protection.

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Krusell Pixbo 4 Card Slim Wallet
For the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Beautifully crafted in a soft vegan material, Pixbo supports your everyday life with functionality, minimalism and style. The look and feel is expressed in subtle colours, contrasting stitching and soft textures.

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Twelve South BookBook for iPhone
For the iPhone XS

BookBook marries a wallet with an iPhone case, combining two of your must-have items into one brilliant leather book.

Rugged Cases

Whether you're into adventure sports or you just have a bad habit of waving your arms around excitedly when you're holding your phone, you can't go wrong with a super-tough case, especially when you've spent this much money on the phone.

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Tech21 Evo Max Case
For the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Thin, light and our most protective case yet, Evo Max gives your phone maximum protection letting you use it carefree.

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Otterbox Defender Series Screenless Edition
For the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Protect your iPhone X/Xs with legendary Defender Series Screenless Edition from OtterBox. Direct screen access, a non-slip grip and an included holster make this a hard working case that's built for the job and ready for weekend adventures.

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Lifeproof NËXT Case
For the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max ($99.95)

Adventures on asphalt, dirt and snow are what NËXT is made for — and for turning heads while you're getting after it.

Official Apple Cases

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If you're a true loyalist, of course, you can go for a case offered through Apple itself (or if you're a pragmatist and you want to pick one up at the store). It goes without saying that these will be more expensive than cases from anywhere else, but they're also guaranteed to be a perfect fit.

The collection ranges from basic flat silicone, plastic and leather offerings to more intricate designs including flip cases and wallets.

You can also pick up a battery case that'll lend your new iPhone a bit more battery oomph for heavy users, or grab a screen protector (highly recommended).

The Most Expensive Cases

Ok, we're not expecting anyone can actually buy these cases, but for curiosity's sake here are two iPhone cases that'll cost you almost as much as (or more than) the actual phone itself.

Alter Ego for iPhone XS and XS Max

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$1458-$2765 USD

Alter Ego's Titanium cases are an exercise in excess, even for people already spending up to $2000 on their phones. Less a case and more an art piece, they range from $1458 for the standard finish, but you can also pay more for a 'stealth' version, a gold coated version or a multi-coloured Aurora look.

Radically transforming the iPhone, the Alter Ego turns your phone into an object of mystery and power, stopping the world at its tracks every time it leaves your pocket.

Louis Vuitton Eye Trunk for iPhone XS

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Want to be really tasteful? Why not turn your iPhone into a miniature version of one of Louis Vuitton's iconic trunks. Just... be prepared to spend big for the privilege, okay?

The ultimate accessory for iPhone aficionados, Louis Vuitton's cult Eye Trunk has been upgraded for the iPhone X. First seen on Spring-Summer 2018 show by Nicolas Ghesquière, this new version comes with a functional lock and removable leather strap for shoulder or cross-body carry, it is a cutting-edge fashion statment.

Note that the iPhone XS has retained the same dimensions and design as the iPhone X, so if you're upgrading from an X you can reuse your case, or just pick up a (probably cheaper) iPhone X branded case. Here's a roundup from last year if you're after a case on a budget.

The Best iPhone X Cases Under $40

A great phone case is the ideal antidote to life's inevitable phone-destroying surprises. The iPhone X comes in at a cool $1500-plus, depending on the model and although there are plenty of other things you could spend that kind of money on, if you're going to splash out and grab the X then you want to make sure you're protecting it, but you also want to save a bit of cash.

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