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Do iPhone 12 Cases Fit the iPhone 13? 

By Novak Bozovic / October 5, 2021

As you already know, Apple pushes its smartphone lineup with each new year, bringing a set of very interesting and helpful features. That strategy has continued this year, making the iPhone 13 lineup the most powerful set of smartphones Apple has ever made. However, you must also wonder if iPhone 12 cases fit the iPhone 13, based on their physical dimensions. So, keep on reading to learn more. 

Will My iPhone 12 Case Fit the iPhone 13? 

Unfortunately, no. Even though only minor physical differences exist between them, your iPhone 12 case won’t fit any of the iPhone 13 models. 

To explain why you need a new case if you plan to upgrade to the iPhone 13, we need to start by checking the dimensions of those phones. So, let’s take a look at the following table. 

  Height Width Thickness
iPhone 12 / 12 Pro 5.78 in. 2.82 in. 0.29 in.
iPhone 13 / 13 Pro 5.78 in. 2.82 in. 0.30 in.
iPhone 12 Mini 5.18 in. 2.53 in. 0.29 in.
iPhone 13 Mini 5.18 in. 2.53 in. 0.30 in.
iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.33 in. 3.07 in. 0.29 in.
iPhone 13 Pro Max 6.33 in. 3.07 in. 0.30 in.

As evident from the table above, the dimensions between comparable iPhone 12 and iPhone models are practically the same. However, to accommodate their larger batteries, the iPhone 13 models are a tad thicker. No matter how minor it might look, that difference is big enough to prevent your iPhone 12 case from being compatible with the iPhone 13. 

Also, there’s one more reason why iPhone 12 cases don’t fit the iPhone 13. And yes, we’re talking about those all-new cameras, which are bigger than ever before. They don’t only protrude more, but that camera bump is more prominent than ever before. So, all in all, there’s no way around avoiding buying a new case for your iPhone. 

The good news is that you have more options than ever before - if you want to protect your iPhone 13. With that said, our first recommendation would be to check Apple’s online store. And to check other reputable brands, consult our article on the best iPhone 13 cases

Tip

Learn how to use your new phone in the best way possible – by checking our latest iPhone 13-related articles. We made sure to prepare plenty of in-depth tutorials and step-by-step guides, showing you all there’s to know. 

That would be all on the compatibility of iPhone 12 cases with the iPhone 13. In case you have any questions, use the comments section below. And lastly, thanks for reading!



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