The Best Apple iPhone 6 Plus Cases

  • Android fans have been enjoying the extra-large screens of phablets for several years, and it appears Apple took notice. At its latest smartphone event, Apple unveiled a pair of new smartphones, including the supersized iPhone 6 Plus. It's the biggest iPhone yet and marks Apple's first foray into wild world of phablets.

The iPhone 6 Plus looks essentially like a stretched-out iPhone 6, complete with the new curvaceous design that matches up nicely with Apple's iPad Air and iPad mini tablets. With a 5.5-inch display, it sits comfortably between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 7.9-inch iPad mini, offering extra screen real estate, but keeping things mostly pocket friendly.

Inside, the iPhone 6 Plus has the same A8 system-on-a-chip as the smaller iPhone 6, and basically every other feature remains the same between the two. One key addition here is optical image stabilization for the rear-facing camera, which is even more necessary with such a large device. The iOS 8 software is mostly the same, but adds support for dual-pane apps and horizontal home screens.

Bigger screens mean more delicate glass to take care of—one drop and that large new Retina display can turn into a shattered mess. Fear not, however, as nearly every case maker under the sun wants to help protect your new investment.

We've rounded up some of our favorite cases, some of which add extra functionality and others that simply add some personalized style. And as more cases crop up, we'll be sure to update this story with additional options. If you went with the smaller handset, head over to our roundup of The Best iPhone 6 cases.