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Will your old case fit the iPhone 12?

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Will your old case fit the iPhone 12?

Best answer: Unfortunately, no, you can't use your old iPhone case with an iPhone 12. The design on the new phone doesn't match that of your old iPhone 11. Instead, you'll need to get something like the iPhone 12 Clear Case with MagSafe from Apple.Keep your new iPhone safe: iPhone 12 Clear Case with MagSafe (opens in new tab) ($49 at Apple)

Your old case won't fit the iPhone 12 because of a design change

With the iPhone 12 series, Apple is bringing back the boxy look that was first popularized with the iPhone 4 in 2010. It's largely because of this design change that your iPhone 11 case won't work with your new iPhone 12.

The new iPhone 12 offers a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. The handset offers a height of 5.78 inches and a 2.82 inches width, with a depth of 0.29 inches. The older model has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display with a height of 5.94 inches and a 2.98 inches width. The depth on the iPhone 11 measures 0.33 inches.

There are great cases for the iPhone 12 out already

Though the iPhone 12 was recently announced, there are a number of cases already on sale for Apple's newest phones. Cases like the Apple Clear Case provide excellent protection, and you can get them delivered fairly quickly, so they might even be on your doorstep by the time your iPhone arrives.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.