The best cases for the new iPhone SE

Not too long ago, Apple launched a brand new iPhone SE. Which means you may be in the market for a new case to help protect it.

We’ve put together a roundup of some of the best cases for the brand new iPhone SE. Unsurprisingly these cases will also work with some of Apple’s older handsets, including the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 7. But all of the cases we’ve listed below are specifically billed for the new iPhone SE, so they made the list.

So without further delay, let’s get right to it.

The best iPhone SE cases


Tottallee has done it again, making a remarkably thin, and yet protective case for the iPhone. This full-body cover for the new iPhone SE provided protection for the whole phone, aside from the glass front. The case measures in at just 0.02 inches, so it certainly won’t be adding any bulk for your day-to-day usage.

The back of the case features a raised camera ring, which means there’s a bit more added protection for the single rear camera. Tottallee says its thin case for the iPhone SE is specifically designed to perfectly fit the new smartphone and won’t peel off over time.

The Tottallee thin case for the new iPhone SE is available in a clear soft shell, as well as Frosted Black and Frosted Clear.

You can buy the case now from Amazon.

Buy the Tottallee thin case for $35.00


The Apple-branded leather case for the new iPhone SE will fit your new phone snugly, while also offering plenty of access to the Lightning port (and the bottom-firing speaker) on the bottom of the handset. Like the majority of cases this option will protect your phone’s sides and the back of the handset, but there is no included screen protector.

The case won’t add any significant bulk to your new iPhone SE, and they are made from specially tanned and finished leather sourced from Europe. The case is soft to the touch and will develop a natural patina over time and with usage.

The buttons on the side of the case are machined aluminum and match the case’s color, while the inside of the case features a microfiber lining to prevent scratches. It also supports wireless charging as well.

The leather case for the iPhone SE from Apple is available in three colors: Black, Midnight Blue, and Red. It’s available now from Amazon.

Buy the Apple leather case for $45



If you’re looking for a more rigid design, the Speck Candyshell case for the new iPhone SE might be for you. The case features raised rubber edges on the side and back of the case which help keep the phone from slipping out of your grip while using it. It features military-grade drop protection, built to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G drop-test standards.

The case features raised bezels to help protect the display, and the back of the case has raised edges to help protect the single camera as well. The buttons are fully accessible, but Speck’s case features rubberized covers to protect them. The case also features a custom soft acrylic liner.

Speck’s iPhone SE case comes in a variety of colors: Caribbean Blue/Bubblegum Pink, Beaming Orchid, Mykonos Blue, Gravel Grey/Deep Sea Blue, Pebble Grey/Slate Grey, Quartz Pink/River Blue, White/Black, Wisteria Purple/Mykonos Blue, Charcoal Grey/Dark Poppy Red. It’s available now from Amazon.

Buy Speck’s Candyshell case for $13.79 – $25.55


Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid case for the new iPhone SE has a slim profile, eye-catching colors in a few different hues, and the company’s Air Cushion Technology and Clear Hybrid Drop Protection, all meant to help keep the iPhone protected even if it’s dropped. The back is made from a PC material, coupled with a TPU bumper.

The case is translucent on the back, making it so that iPhone SE owners can still show off the color of the phone. Raised edges will help keep the display and camera safe during daily use.

The Spigen Ultra Hybrid is available in Red, Rose Crystal, Mint, Crystal Clear, and Black. It’s available now from Amazon.

Buy Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid case for $12.99 – $13.99



OtterBox has made a name for itself for creating durable, long-lasting and rugged cases. That’s certainly the case here (no pun intended) with the Commuter series. It’s a two-piece case, snapping in place to protect the back and sides of the handset. It does not come with a screen protector, though. The raised edges will help protect the display, along with the single camera on the back.

The case is thin and lightweight, while the port cover will protect against any debris or dust entering the handset’s Lightning port. The case is thin enough that it can slide in and out of pockets easily enough, and it’s comfortable to use on a daily basis.

The OtterBox Commuter case for the iPhone SE is available in black, Ballet Way, Indigo Way, Ocean Way.

Buy the OtterBox Commuter case for $24.48 – $40.95

So there we go, a quick list of some of the best case options for the new iPhone SE. If you have any other suggestions please let us know in the comments below!