What is the best iPhone 6s Plus case? There are a lot of options, so let's take a look at some of them.
We're putting together a list of our favorite cases for the iPhone 6s so you can make sure yours gets through your punishing day-to-day activity in one piece. We've looking to have something for everybody here; rugged cases, slim cases, waterproof cases, leather cases, flip cases, battery cases, and everything in between. We'll be updating this list continually as more manufacturers update their product line and confirm their existing products are compatible. The size difference between the iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone 6 Plus is negligible, so be sure to hold onto your old cases before upgrading.
Apple Leather Case
Apple's own leather case got a few new color options with the announcement of the iPhone 6s Plus. On top of classic black and brown, there's blue, gray, and a "saddle" brown. The slim case offers impeccable simplicity and style, not to mention being one of the few options that still proudly shows off the Apple logo. The case doesn't add much bulk to the phone, but adds a nice layer of protection and grip to the phone while holding it. Being real leather, it will age over time, making each case become unique after some use. You can pick the case up from Apple, Best Buy and a number of other retailers for around $50.
Urban Armor Gear
The Urban Armor Gear case for the iPhone 6s Plus is as tough as it looks. The inner rubber layer disperses impact over a honeycomb membrane, while a hard outer shell takes care of scratches. Pass-through buttons are available for all of the important keys, and there are a wide range of color options, including white, black, navy blue, and clear. There are even folio options available, if you're in the market. UAG confirms its iPhone 6 Plus cases are compatible with the iPhone 6s Plus.
TwelveSouth's BookBook is one of the better-looking wallet cases available for the iPhone 6s Plus. It has the look of a well-worn novel, complete with real leather exterior construction, but on the inside, you'll find slots for your ID cards and cash. The BookBook series has been available for older iPhones, but they've recently added a mounting mechanism so you can slip off the wallet portion when you need to. The underside is a soft-touch shell that works fine on its own without the front cover.
This design also allows the outer wallet layer to act as a stand for your iPhone 6s Plus. It's nice to not have to carry both your iPhone and your wallet around thanks to a case like this. TwelveSouth says in their initial tests that the iPhone 6 Plus case works with the 6s Plus, but they still have some confirmation to do.
Speck CandyShell Grip
Speck's CandyShell Grip cases are both stylish and practical. There's a bunch of colors available, but they all feature an extra-grippy rubber lining along the sides and back to ensure your iPhone 6s Plus never slips from your hand. These ridges also mitigate impact before anything hits the hard plastic shell, while a raised lip protects your screen from face-down drops. Speck has confirmed that their existing lineup of cases fits the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, including the other options in their lineup.
The Seidio Surface case is an extra-slim case that comes complete with a swiveling holster clip and a built-in kickstand. The two-piece hard case is available in a range of solid, bold colors, including burnt orange, cyan, and orchid. Cutouts for the Lightning port, headphones, power, and volume keys offers all the access you could need. Seidio ensures us their iPhone 6 Plus cases work with the iPhone 6s Plus.
Spigen Tough Armor
The Spigen Tough Armor offers complete protection without the bulk. It covers the iPhone 6s Plus with a combination of a hard plastic outer plate and flexible rubber core. The Lightning port has a little extra wriggle room to accommodate third party accessories. Additional bumpers along the back keep the case raised just a little bit off flat surfaces to avoid scratches. The beveled edges help glance impacts, but also look extra-sharp. Spigen even has a new rose gold option to match the latest iPhone 6s Plus color.
The LifeProof FRE case puts total waterproof protection into an extremely slim profile. A gasket sits between the two halves of the FRE case, and covers up the headphone jack, leaving power and volume keys accessible via pass-through buttons on the case. Touch ID still works just fine through the built-in screen protector. You could dunk your iPhone 6s Plus underwater up to two meters for an hour with this case on if you felt like it. The LifeProof FRE case can handle drops of over 6 feet. You can run with the LifeProof NUUD too, which offers all the same waterproofing, without needing a screen protector. You won't be able to use an iPhone 6 Plus version though, as the iPhone 6s Plus is just slightly thicker and requires you to buy the compatible version.
Your favorite iPhone 6s Plus case?
We're excited to see more iPhone 6s Plus cases as they come out, and we'll be sure to update this list when they do. Drop a link in the comments to the cases you're particularly interested in.