Best Wallet Cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max iMore 2021
Wallet cases for iPhone serve two useful purposes. They both protect your handset and give you a place to store your bank and ID cards. Our favorite wallet case for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the BookBook vol. 2 from Twelve South, also has room for some cash. We've included other cases here that may better match your needs for this well-received iPhone model.
- Best Overall: Twelve South BookBook vol. 2
- Runner Up: Nomad Rugged Folio
- Best Value: Spigen Slim Armor CS Designed for iPhone 11 Pro Max Case
- Best Premium: Apple Leather Folio
- Best Color Selections: Pad & Quill Bella Fino
- For Something Different: Noreve Saint-Tropez
Best Overall: Twelve South BookBook vol. 2
Twelve South's BookBook case lineup has been around for many years, and with each new release, a tweak here and there makes them even better. The BookBook vol. 2 case for the iPhone 11 Pro Max makes your handset look like a mini leather book. Inside, you'll find room for bank cards, IDs, and cash. There's also a window slot that provides edge-to-edge protection. It's here where Twelve South suggests putting your titanium Apple Card or ID since it offers a stain-free environment while also protecting your phone from the card's metal edges.
The Twelve South BookBook vol. 2 is also one of the best cases overall for the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Uniquely, the BookBook case also includes a removable magnetic leather iPhone shell for those times when you don't need to carry your cards or cash, such as a trip to the gym. It's like having two cases in one! Another BookBook benefit is the cutout for the iPhone's three-camera system. You can use the camera and never remove the iPhone from the case. The accessory also includes a viewing stand. You can get the BookBook in brown and black leather.
BookBook's biggest negative is its price. There are less expensive leather cases on the market. You'll need to decide whether everything BookBook has to offer is worth the extra expense. In our book, indeed it is!
- Camera cutout
- Fully removable magnetic leather iPhone shell
- Holds bank cards and cash or receipts
- Special room for Apple Card
Runner Up: Nomad Rugged Folio
Leather cases aren't necessarily the strongest ones around, although we like this one from Nomad. Built with a high-grade polycarbonate body and bonded to a raised TPE bumper, the Rugged Folio offers protection for your screen while preventing damage from drops at all angles. Offering six-foot drop protection, the Rugged Folio for the iPhone 11 Pro Max features Horween Leather, creating a patina over time. Inside you'll find enough slots for some cash and up to three bank cards.
The Nomad Rugged Folio is available in also available in brown and black. The biggest downside: Like our favorite case, this one is pricey.
- Develops a rugged patina
- 6-foot drop protection
- Three card slots and one cash slot
- Again, it's the price
Best Value: Spigen Slim Armor CS
If you need to store a few bank cards alongside your iPhone 11 Pro Max but rather not go with leather, consider the Spigen Slim Armor CS. Lightweight and economical, the case features a TPU interior and polycarbonate exterior. The Spigen Slim Armor CS only holds two banking or ID cards with no room for cash, available in black, gunmetal, and rose gold.
- Good price
- Shock-absorbing TPU and polycarbonate
- Room for only two bank cards
- No room for cash
Best Premium: Apple Leather Folio
The Apple Leather Folio has been designed to be seen and provide adequate protection for your iPhone. Throw in a little bit of room for cards and cash, which is a luxury item, for better or worse. The Apple Leather Folio uses specially tanned and finished European leather for a comfortable feel and snug fit. It's available in five colors. The built-in magnets guarantee that the case also shuts when not in use, while the soft microfiber lining keeps your phone's textured matte glass backing in great shape.
- Snug fit
- Soft microfiber lining
- Magnets for closing
- Limited color selection
- Limited space for cards
Best Color Selections: Pad & Quill Bella Fino
When it comes to leather cases for your iPhone, there usually aren't many color choices. Not so with Pad & Quill's Bella Fino case, which is available in five different versions. These include Chocolate/Deep Sea Blue, Galloper Black/Plum, Galloper Black/Slate Gray, Whiskey/Deep Sea Blue, and Whiskey/Forest Green. Each case comes with either a black or brown strap; for added customization, you can add any of the three straps that make up the add-on color pack, Calvin Blue, Vision Orange, and Yellow.
The Bella Fino includes room for six-to-eight credit cards, cash, or IDs, plus a clear viewing window for your primary ID. There's also a satin-finished snap-on interior case to protect the edges of your phone while in the case.
- Available in five color combinations
- Enhance with different color straps
- Lots of room for cards
- Somewhat expensive
For Something Different: Noreve Saint-Tropez
French-based Noreve Saint Tropez offers beautiful accessories of exceptional quality. With the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the company created various case styles to choose from, with each model able to protect your handset from the elements while also presenting a luxurious look. Each case comes with the Noreve logo embedded (or one you provide) on the case, and you can also get your initials engraved. Each case ships from France within 24 hours of being ordered.
- Different colors and styles
- Add your initials for more personalization
- French- and custom-made
- Some models more expensive than others
When it comes to wallet cases for your iPhone 11 Pro Max, there's nothing better than the iconic BookBook case from Twelve South. Always a favorite, the case has plenty of room for cards and cash and a removable magnetic leather iPhone shell. There's also a window slot, viewing, stand, and more. If there's a wallet case in your future, be sure to check out the BookBook case.
If you want another type of case for your iPhone 11 Pro Max, we have many recommendations.
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
Bryan M. Wolfe is a dad who loves technology, especially anything new from Apple. Penn State (go Nittany Lions) graduate here, also a huge fan of the New England Patriots. Thanks for reading. @bryanmwolfe
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