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Do iPhone 12 cases work with the iPhone 13?

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Do iPhone 12 cases work with the iPhone 13?
No, your iPhone 12 case will not fit the iPhone 13. All Apple iPhone 13, Pro, Max, and 13 mini slicone, leather, and hard cases are listed as only compatible with those phones, save for the MagSafe Wallet, which is not really a case but a tack-on. Why?

First off, the iPhone 13 series buttons placement is offset lower than on the iPhone 12 models. Second, the new diagonal camera repositioning and larger sensors make the camera island different which would get in the way of the iPhone 12 case cutout edges.


Third, iPhone 13 is slightly thicker than the iPhone 12 so you'd have to stretch, while the 12 Pro Max, for instance, is thinner than the 13 Pro Max, so it wouldn't fit, either.

Apple iPhone 13
Dimensions

5.78 x 2.81 x 0.3 inches

146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Apple iPhone 12
Dimensions

5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches

146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm

Weight

5.78 oz (164 g)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Dimensions

6.33 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65 mm

Weight

8.47 oz (240 g)

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Dimensions

6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm

Weight

8.03 oz (228 g)

Apple iPhone 13
Dimensions

5.78 x 2.81 x 0.3 inches

146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Apple iPhone 12
Dimensions

5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches

146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm

Weight

5.78 oz (164 g)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Dimensions

6.33 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65 mm

Weight

8.47 oz (240 g)

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Dimensions

6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm

Weight

8.03 oz (228 g)

Compare these and other phones using our Size Comparison tool.

Will my iPhone 12 Pro/Max case fit the iPhone 13 Pro/Max?


Again, no. Heck, the iPhone 13 cases aren't even compatible with the iPhone 13 Pro, as you can see in the comparison shots below (because of the bigger camera island), let alone with the 12 models. 

The iPhone 12 Pro Max case also wouldn't fit the 13 Pro Max for the exact same reasons. That is why Apple will gladly sell you a number of dedicated iPhone 13 series cases that are made specifically for their button and camera island peculiarities.

iPhone 13 Mini Silicone Case with MagSafe

$49
Buy at Apple

iPhone 13 Mini Leather Case with MagSafe

$59
Buy at Apple

iPhone 13 Silicone Case with MagSafe

$49
Buy at Apple

iPhone 13 Leather Case with MagSafe

$59
Buy at Apple

iPhone 13 Pro Silicone Case with MagSafe

$49
Buy at Apple

iPhone 13 Pro Leather Case with MagSafe

$59
Buy at Apple

iPhone 13 Pro Max Silicone Case with MagSafe

$49
Buy at Apple

iPhone 13 Pro Max Leather Case with MagSafe

$59
Buy at Apple

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