The best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases in 2024

Best iPhone 15 Pro Max Cases: BURGA
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Apple has announced its latest iPhone 15 series and there's no better time to be prepared and start hunting for the best case for your iPhone 15 Pro Max to ensure that your shiny new smartphone is protected from day one. Thankfully, we've got you covered (pun intended).

Not to brag, but we're pretty much experts now when it comes to finding the best phone cases on the market to suit every budget and lifestyle. I've tested over 100 cases from respectable phone case brands and manufacturers, So I know exactly what you need to keep your phone safe, and what's best avoided.

If you're a photographer and smartphone shooter (which we assume you are - this is Digital Camera World after all) then you might want to invest in an iPhone 15 Pro Max case with raised edges to protect your advanced camera unit from any cracked lenses upon impact. Also, consider investing in one of the best camera lens protectors for additional coverage and peace of mind.

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Adam Juniper

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 


Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 


He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook

iPhone 15 Pro Max Case

The best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases

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How do I choose a case?

It's simple, really. Do you like your smartphone to feel weighted, or light as a feather? Are you someone who values intricate designs, or prefers to keep things simple with a clear case? How do you feel about having your credit cards stored in your phone case? Kickstand: love them or hate them? 

We understand that the hunt for a reliable yet reasonably priced phone case can be a little daunting, but fear not. Once you know the answer to these questions, then finding the best iPhone 15 Pro Max case to suit your lifestyle (and budget!) is a breeze. 

There are also plenty of magnetic smartphone accessories available to enhance your device, so be sure to grab a wallet or pop socket and personalize your new iPhone. Need a case with extra strong magnets? Check out our best magnetic phone cases guide instead.  

Oh, and don't forget that the MagSafe charging system is also used to hold the phone's own weight facing out in Nightstand mode (with a suitable charging stand), so a simple clear plastic case won't cut it – you'll need something which can 'repeat' the MagSafe (as Adam found out when trying the cheapest Amazon case he could!)

What about the Apple cases?

If you watched Apple's lengthy launch event, they took time out to discuss their cases, sepecially the switch from leather to "FineWoven" for their premium cases. Apple's cases have reliable MagSafe and certainly fit the phone no question but the price for the standard silicone seems too high to compete on value with others on our list, while the FineWoven cases seemed not to be surving their first day in the Apple Store.

Our own Adam Juniper had the iPhone 14 orange case from Apple, so he has been known to be spendy on his phone case. For the iPhone 15 his view was this: "I tend to buy one case, so the fact that when I put the case on my phone the screen momentarily flashes with the cases's hue is of little interest to me. That the MagSafe works through it matters – especially now iOS has Nightstand. Apple manage both of those no problem, only hours after the store opened on the first day there were scratches all over the 'FineWoven' cases which couldn't be smoothed or brushed away and I'm fairly sure I heard someone in genius T-shirt warning folk off them. I certainly wasn't impressed."

How we test

In all honesty, there's no real way to test a phone case thoroughly enough without actually putting our own phones in danger. So for this reason, we base our recommendations on things like comfort and grip, weight and bulkiness, case texture, plus any additional features such as integrated kickstands and card slots. 

There are other things to consider such as a case's compatibility with MagSafe, if it enables Qi charging and other wireless functions, as well as the manufacturer's reputation, and most of all - the product price range and value for money.

We weren't born yesterday, and we know that most manufacturers will exaggerate and upsell key features of phone cases knowing that you'll never test them. For example, some cases might be listed with 10ft drop protection, but we aren't about to find out for ourselves whether that's true. 

With this in mind, we tend to take things with a pinch of salt when it comes to testing phone cases, but vow to only recommend products to our readers that we would purchase ourselves, from brands that can be trusted. 


Take a look at our case guides for the latest flagship smartphones that boast the most powerful cameras: including the best iPhone 15 Pro cases, the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases, and not forgetting the best Google Pixel 7 Pro cases and best Google Pixel 7 cases to protect your device from the get-go.

If you're happy with your current smartphone model, but want to take your phone photography to the next level, then check out the best lenses for iPhone and Android phones to enhance your photos.

Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 


Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 


He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook

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