The Best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus Cases

By James O Malley on at

On the hunt for the best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases? Of course you are, you ended up here, didn't you! And so you should be - the iPhone isn't just a gadget, it's a super-sexy fashion accessory (or at least the Apple marketing machine would have you think so).

So what better way to expose yourself as a style sensation worthy of millennial adoration than to adorn your shiny new phone with a case that's personal to you? Or is that case you bought at the beginning of owning the phone looking a little grubby? Read on excited iPhone 6S owners and discover the best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases for Apple's latest phones.

Griffin Survivor Core


A neat and slim option here from Griffin for 6S Plus people out there. The clear back leaves the iPhone's natural posterior on display and the rugged corners ensure slightly less-terrifying drops when you come to drop the damn thing at some point in its lifespan. You can have it in any colour – as long as it's black. [Buy from Griffin for £24.99]

Incase Smart SYSTM

Here's a nice and simple yet attractive design from Incase, which is available in sizes for both the 6S and 6S Plus. The back of the case is neatly designed with grippiness in mind, and the overall slim design keeps the phone protected while not taking away from the sleek lines of Apple's latest phone. [Buy from the Apple Store for £24.95]

Ted Baker Hex-Navy Case

While not offering masses of drop-it-from-the-rooftop protection like some of the cases in this round-up, this case from Ted Baker is certainly is a stylish number – maybe more for those who know they are not the butter-fingered type.

The folio-style accessory has a magnetic clasp to keep the front flap from staying put, and when opened reveals the attractive 'hex-print' lining. [Buy from Proporta for £29.95]

Tech21 Patriot Protection Case

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

While this super protective case might be a bit overkill for most everyday phone users, anyone who knows their iPhone 6s has a high likelihood of being bashed about or dropped might be wise to consider the Patriot case (Tech21 goes with 'on the battlefield' or 'hanging off a rock face' but 'on a building site' might be more realistic).

The case feels really sturdy without adding loads of thickness to the phone, and comprises two sections: one screen piece that clips onto the front of the phone, providing a built in screen protector (which does slow down the touch-responsive a...touch), and the other bulkier protection section that clips around the back of the first piece with the phone sandwiched in the middle to create a fortress of protection, complete with stoppers that clip into the charging and headphone slots, keeping out the dust.

I dropped it on a hard floor with phone inside and nothing bad happened except mild pre-drop panic sweats. It also came with a handy belt clip holster that turns the whole thing into something just smaller than the Millennium Falcon. [Buy from Tech21 for £39.95]

Apple Smart Battery Case

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

Meet the Quasimodo of the case world. Apple's fresh off the production line Smart Battery Case is the humpback accessory you need but might not want. Well, that is unless add a strange lump to the back of your sleekly designed phone is particularly appealing to you. OK, so that might sound a bit harsh but really it's not the most elegant of Apple's solutions, even if its promise of giving 25 hours of battery to the phone is a valuable asset (one that costs £80 might we add) You decide! [Get it from Apple]

Official Apple Case

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

At the most basic end there is the official Apple cases, which are made of either leather (saddle brown or black), or silicon (midnight blue or "Product RED"). The leather cases are £39 for 6S Plus or £35 for 6S. The silicon cases are £29 for 6S Plus or £25 for 6S. [Buy from Apple direct]

Ted Baker

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

Fashion brand Ted Baker has come up with a new range of cases, which are apparently designed to match with its clothes. Manufactured by a company called Proporta, these cases are hard shells with "soft furnish feels". The two pictured above are known as "PORTAE" and "FRAISER" and apparently include the words "Consider yourself protecTED" on the inside. Perfect for if you always wished your iPhone was covered in either cherries or flowers. [£24.95 from Proporta]

Contactless Case

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

Proporta has also come up with its own case which also features slots for two credit cards. It's made of leather and includes a special "Anti-RFID" slot to avoid card clash - so that when you're paying for goods with a contactless payment, you can ensure that the payment goes through on the correct card. [£24.95 from Proporta]

Diamond Case

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

If you want to look super classy, or a bit like a drug dealer then you could always get this diamond case from CaseMate which the company says is "adorned with genuine crystal that creates a dynamic shimmer and captivating shine". [£39.99 from CaseMate]

Military Grade Protection

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

If you're looking for something a bit more heavy duty, perhaps you're planning to take your new 6S to a war zone, then pick up this candyshell case from Speck, which it says is "designed for impact" with "military grade drop protection". And don't worry if you get blood on it - you should just be able to wipe it clean. [£24.95 by Speck from Mobile Fun]

Survivor Summit

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

Griffin accessories has also come out with a line of super-ruggedised cases, known as "Survivor Summit". These cases are rain, dirt, dust and mud-proof, and ensure that you're phone is safely cushioned inside a rugged case. It also comes with a holster clip which can double as a phone stand for when you're wanting to Skype home from your secret base in the jungle. [£29.99 by Griffin from Mobile Fun]

Tech 21 Classic Frame Case

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

A standard yet sleek design from Tech 21, the Classic Frame case wont ward off the oncoming apocalypse but the special D30 putty that lines the case means side on impacts are nothing to worry about, and the whole thing barely adds any girth to the iPhone 6S Plus for which it is designed. The nice frosty back feels tactile too. [Buy from Tech 21 for £29.99]

Keep Your Cash

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

Brilliantly Speck is also saying that all of the company's iPhone 6 cases will fit the 6S - including this case which can hold cards and cash too. Who needs a wallet? [£21.12 from Speck]

Splatter Case

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

Create the illusion that you're super irresponsible by picking up this transparent case with paint splatter marks all over it. You can pretend that you're so well off you don't care about destroying your brand new iPhone 6S - or at least pretend that something went badly wrong when you painted the kitchen. [£9.95 from Proporta]

Moshi Case with Battery Pack

Let's face it, the battery on the 6S is going to suck, as all modern smartphone batteries do. So what to do when you need some extra juice? The iGlaze Ion from Moshi combines a battery pack with a case and looks pretty slick too. The case will also work separately to the battery pack for when you don't think you need it but still want the protection a case can give. [$100 from Moshi]

Tech21 Evo Mesh Case

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

Tech21 is well established in the phone-accessory game and its expertise can be found in the Evo range, headed up today by the Evo Mesh sport case for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The big banner feature is Tech21's innovative FlexShock material tech, which gives strong protection all round the case, while still being super thin and sleek. Plus, the colour options have also been designed to match the Apple Watch's straps – neat! [£29.95 (both sizes) from Apple Store]

Tech21 Evo Elite

best iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases

Next up and still part of Tech21's Evo range is the Evo Elite iPhone 6S and 6S Plus case, which once again uses the innovative FlexShock tech to supply lots of protection in a case as slim as possible. Both Tech21 cases can be dropped from a two-metre height while still keeping the device inside safe and sound in this sleek, scratch-resistant shell. [£39.95 (both sizes) from Apple Store]