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Will your old case fit the iPhone 12 mini

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iPhone 12 mini (Image credit: Apple)

Will your old case fit the iPhone 12 mini

Best answer: Unfortunately, no, your old case won't fit the iPhone 12 mini. The iPhone 12 mini is a completely new size of iPhone, and as such, it needs brand new cases.The standard Apple case: Apple Silicone case with MagSafe for iPhone 12 (opens in new tab) ($49 at Apple)

The iPhone 12 mini is a brand new size all around

Not only does the iPhone 12 mini sport a brand new screen size, 5.4 inches, but it does see the introductions of a new body size, too. The iPhone 12 mini is the smallest flagship iPhone that Apple has made since the iPhone 5s, though it isn't quite that small.

There's also the matter of the new design on the iPhone 12 series of phones. Even if the iPhone 12 mini were the size of an existing iPhone, the new design would preclude it from working with existing cases.

Apple's got a brand new set of cases, and they're magnetized

One of the key components of the iPhone 12 lineup is MagSafe. MagSafe is a magnetic accessory and charger connection on the back of the new iPhones, including the iPhone 12 mini. All of Apple's first-party cases, including the silicone, clear, and the upcoming leather options, come with MagSafe magnets inside.

Not only do these MagSafe cases allow you to connect magnetic accessories to your iPhone while using a case, but they also let your iPhone charge through the MagSafe charger while in a case. Of course, you can connect to these accessories and the charger without a case, too.

And if you don't like any of Apple's options, there are some great iPhone 12 mini cases already available to order.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.