Perhaps one of the only bummers about being an early adopter to a new iPhone is the near total lack of great cases that will fit a brand new model on the day it debuts. That happens for a reason. Apple is loath to give out its measurements and specifications on a redesign to too many people before the new phone debuts; the more people you tell, the more likely that one of them will spoil the surprise. (Which usually gets spoiled anyway, but you get the idea.)
Now that the iPhone 6 and 6+ have been out for a few months, truly attractive cases have started to pop up from both designer brands and stylish tech companies alike. The timing is perfect, of course; not only has the phone built up a sizable market of existing users (I notice more and more of them on the subway literally every day), but thousands of people are likely to find them wrapped up for the holidays.
If you’re one of those lucky people who already has the phone, you expect to be receiving one soon or you’re looking to buy a gift for someone who dearly loves his or her new gadget, check out our picks for some of the most beautiful cases below.
Also, a note on sizing: Most designer brands seem to only be making cases for the 6 now, but the tech companies that we’ve spotlighted below make most, if not all, of the designs we’ve chosen for both the 6 and 6+.