Apple announced the new iPhone 13 lineup, successors of the iPhone 12 models, this Tuesday on September 14th. The company also declared that all the iPhone 13 models would be available for pre-order starting this Friday, September 17th. The models will then ship across globally, starting September 24th.
However, with the iPhone 13 lineup announced, many of you might be planning to upgrade from last year’s iPhone 12. That raises one question in mind, will an iPhone 12 case fit the new iPhone 13? Let’s go ahead and find the answer to all such questions.
- Will iPhone 12 or 12 mini cases fit on iPhone 13 or 13 mini?
- Will iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max cases fit on iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max?
- Can iPhone 13 case be used with an iPhone 13 Pro?
Will iPhone 12 or 12 mini cases fit iPhone 13 or 13 mini?
To simply put it together, iPhone 12 or 12 mini case will not fit iPhone 13 or 13 mini. This is primarily due to only one factor, which is the rear camera module.
Although the overall size of the camera module on iPhone 13 and 13 mini looks like iPhone 12 and 12 mini yet, the camera module on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini is slightly wider, by a millimeter to be precise.
Well, that’s enough for the newer iPhones not to fit in properly in the existing iPhone 12 cases. You may find yourself snugging the iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini with the existing soft cases, but it won’t be a perfect fit.
Will iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max cases fit iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max?
The straightforward answer to this question is no!
The rear camera module on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is significantly bigger than its predecessors. Hence, the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max won’t fit the older iPhone 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max case.
Can an iPhone 13 case be used with an iPhone 13 Pro?
Unlike last year, iPhone 13 Pro’s rear camera module is comparatively much bigger than the standard iPhone 13. With that being said, it’s not possible to interchange the cases between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. You’ll require a new case for either of the two models.
So there you go! You now have answers to all such questions which might arise at a later point.
I bought a OtterBox Rugged case for the iPhone 13 mini. It drives me insane I had to send it back. The slide up catches on the silicone. Doesn’t hug the phone like all other cases in previous models. The companies are claiming Iphone 12 mini will fit iphone 13 mini. It’s terrible.
Sorry to hear that. OtterBox is usually one of the best brands for iPhone cases. You can check out our post about the best iPhone 13 mini cases for more options: https://www.igeeksblog.com/best-iphone-13-mini-cases/