Apple’s latest iPhone comes in six colours. The black, white, yellow and red are found on the similarly sized iPhone XR which launched last year, but the final two are brand new: green and purple.

There’s also a more deluxe model, the iPhone 11 Pro, which has three cameras instead of the iPhone 11’s twin cameras. The Pro comes in two sizes: iPhone 11 Pro with a 5.8in display and the iPhone 11 Pro Max with a 6.5in display.

Apart from screen size, battery size and price the two Pro models are identical. They come in more colours than before, too: space grey, silver, gold and a very fetching midnight green, all with an appealing matte finish on the back.

The iPhones can be charged wirelessly using a compatible wireless charging pad – all the cases here allow wireless charging to happen without removing the case.

With such bright phones, the prospect of a case that shows them off is even more appealing than usual.

There are different kinds of cases, from sleeves which you slide off when the phone rings to folio wallets that cover the front and back of your device – or store your credit cards. 

Whichever you like, there are options to choose from here, designed to protect your new phone and make it look its best. Almost all the cases come in sizes for each model – as specified in the item details.

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Lucrin classic case: From £49, Lucrin

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Lucrin’s cases are stunningly made, with outstanding build quality, neat stitching and perfect fits. They are long lasting, too. The classic case is a simple sleeve available in more than 20 colours. Then there are choices of smooth or granulated leather finishes, not to mention premium leather options. There are lots of other case options, from sleeves with a pull tab to folios to cases designed to fit on your belt. In other words, you’re likely to find something you like. Hard to resist.

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Greenwich Blake Leather Case: £129, Greenwich

Cases for: iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Greenwich makes a range of luxury cases including leather folios like this one, which comes in several colours. The shell that covers the back has an electroplated finish while there is a carbon-fibre lining that adds strength without making it heavy or bulky.

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Apple iPhone 11 clear case: £45, Apple

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Where some cases are matte or slightly hard to see through, this one is completely clear. It’s a gloss-finish material that feels sumptuous and is a good fit in the hand. It has scratch-resistance built in and is soft enough to feel comfortable but solid enough to reassure you that it’s strong. Apple says it’s designed so it won’t yellow over time. The front edges creep over the front to protect the display. There’s no extra protection material in this case but it is enough to keep your iPhone safe. Though it’s the feel of the case that really stands out.

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Ted Baker Book Case: £39.95, Proporta

Fits: iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Ted Baker makes a wide range of iPhone cases ranging from the demure to delicate prints like Babylon. The pattern wraps around the phone on both sides and there’s a make-up mirror inside. If the gold edge is too blingy, there’s a lot more finishes to choose from. 

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Mous Limitless 3.0: £34.99, Mous​

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

British company Mous has its own way to keep your phone safe thanks to a material called “airoshock” which acts as a shock absorber when the phone is dropped, even from a huge height. There are different back covers to choose from, including leather, walnut and bamboo. The case features thoughtful details, such as a slot inside to hold a spare sim card and another slot the perfect size for that sim tray tool you use when you get your phone and lose the day after.

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Peel super thin case: £23, Peel

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

This is as thin as a phone case can get. It feels almost as though you’re using it without a case at all. It doesn’t offer the same protection as some here because there’s nothing on the front of the phone at all. So, choose a screen protector to go with this case. The real joy of this Peel case is the variety of colours it comes in, most are translucent so the Apple logo shines through. There are also a couple of opaque versions which look great, especially jet white which is a glossy, shiny case that is just gorgeous.

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Gear4 crystal palace: £29.99, Zagg

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

The Gear4 cases from Zagg work well because they have a clever substance called D3O inside which is thin and almost invisible but capable of great shock protection. The crystal palace case is certified to protect the phone against a drop of four metres, for instance. The case is also made from polycarbonate, as used in bullet-proof glass, though that’s neither the purpose nor expectation here. Available in a range of transparent finishes including neon pink, yellow and iridescent.

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Nodus access case III: £39.99, Nodus

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

The clever thing about Nodus cases is that they are slimmer and lighter than many. That’s because instead of an internal cradle to hold the phone tightly, Nodus uses a series of micro-suction cups which take up no space at all. The Nodus case comes in a series of colours and has a front pocket for cards and cash. The leather is also attractive and tactile. On pre-order now for delivery in October.

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Mujjo full leather wallet case: From £44.24, Mujjo

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Mujjo uses appealingly thick leather for its cases and includes a useful pocket for credit cards on the back of the phone. The unusual design is attractive and effective. This new model for the iPhone 11 comes in several colours including an eye-catching Monaco blue and fetching alpine green (coming end of September) as well as Monaco blue and a fetching black which are available now.

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Snakehive vintage navy leather wallet: From £28.95, Snakehive

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Snakehive produces high-quality phone cases at lower prices than many rivals. The results are highly tactile, with a matte-finish leather that feels good in the hand. This is a wallet case so it unsurprisingly includes slots for credit cards and notes. But it also has a neat feature that takes into account that you might want to watch movies or other video on your iPhone. You can configure the case so that it holds the screen in the perfect position for viewing the display. Affordable, fun and well-built. 

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Casetify impact: £30, Casetify

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

For sheer variety, Casetify can’t be beaten. It has so many cases to choose from it’s almost dizzying with everything from plain colours to detailed images or cute patterns. All have the Casetify logo wrapping round the camera slot. There is decent shock protection (a drop from up to 10ft doesn’t worry it) thanks to being built from a solid plastic with flexible and solid reinforced corners.

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Moshi altra: £44.95, Moshi

Cases for: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

The Moshi smartphone case range is growing and the altra is one of the most attractive. It has a detachable wrist strap so you can be sure you won’t drop it even if your hands are full. The textured coating is water repellent, and a raised edge protects the display when the phone is face down. Like the others here, Moshi’s case allows wireless charging. This is a highly style-conscious case from a company known for its excellent design.

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max leather folio: £129, Amazon

Cases for: iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

In terms of opulence, Apple's own iPhone cases are up there with Lucrin's. The leather is soft and supple, the microfibre lining protects the iPhone inside and it's held in place perfectly in the case. Apple has one extra feature in its own folio case, though: cleverly placed magnets mean the iPhone wakes as you open the case, and goes to sleep when you close it, saving battery life. Choose from black and aubergine finishes.

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The verdict: iPhone 11 cases

For slimness, Peel is outstanding, for build quality, design and longevity, Lucrin is hard to beat and for solid protection, Mous is the go-to brand. Additionally, because the colourful finishes on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are so attractive, you may want to opt for a transparent case to show off your chosen shade. Apple’s own case looks and feels tremendous.

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