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Will your old case fit the iPhone 12 Pro Max?

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Will your old case fit the iPhone 12 Pro Max?

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

Your old case won't fit the iPhone 12 Pro Max 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 Pro Max case won't work with your new iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The new iPhone 12 Pro Max includes a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display. The handset offers a height of 6.33 inches and a 3.07 inches width, with a depth of 0.29 inches. The older model had a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display with a height of 6.22 inches and a 3.06 inches width. The depth on the iPhone 11 Pro Max measured 0.32 inches.

There are great cases for the iPhone 12 Pro Max out already

Though the iPhone 12 Pro Max 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.