The four new iPhone 13 models are the same overall size as the iPhone 12 models. However the camera size may cause you trouble.
Apple announced its entire iPhone 13 lineup this week. This will be available for pre-order this Friday September 17 2021 and the devices will be available on September 24 2021. They look very similar to the iPhone 12 lineup before it. All four new smartphones have flat edges and the same size dimensions as the 12 series. They also work exactly the same with MagSafe.
If you’re planning to upgrade your iPhone 12 to the new iPhone 13, you might think that you could use your old case with your new phone and save yourself some money but that will not be case.
Will iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini cases fit on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini?
The overall dimensions of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are the same as the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini, but the camera size of the new phones is just a little bit wider. It’s enough to mean that the old cases won’t fit. If you have a case that has a larger opening for the camera, you might be just fine. Or you might be able to force it and find some luck with softer cases, but don’t expect a perfect fit.
Does the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max cases fit on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max?
Apple has again slightly changed the size of the camera module on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max so that they are a tiny bit wider than the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The result is that your old case might not fit on the new series. You might be able to force it, especially with softer cases, but just know that there will be a difference.
Does an iPhone 13 case fit on an iPhone 13 Pro?
Unfortunately, also no. Unlike last year’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, which were the same exact size and could use cases interchangeably, the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro don’t have the same size cameras. The iPhone 13 Pro has a much bigger camera and you will have to purchase one designed for it.