The Most Expensive iPhone XS Cases You Can Get

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The iPhone XS and XS Max are Apple's most expensive iPhones yet, with the top-of-the-line iPhone XS Max coming in at a cost of $1,449 for 512GB of storage.

    If you want to outfit your pricey iPhone with a case that's just as expensive, we've hunted down a list of the most ridiculously priced iPhone XS cases you can get.

    Gray's Alter Ego line of cases available in Titanium, Stealth, Gold, and Aurora start at $1,457. The cases are all made from aerospace grade titanium and offer a minimal design with an X shape that covers the back of the iPhone along with protective covers at each of the corners to protect from drops.


    The Aurora version of the Alter Ego case, priced at $2,763 for the XS and $3,000 for the XS Max, features hand-torched titanium to achieve a colorful finish, with each piece offering a unique array of colors. The Aurora and the Gold Alter Ego cases are limited to 100 pieces, while there are 500 of the Stealth edition available. The cases can be purchased from the Gray website.


    Gresso, a company that makes high-end titanium sunglasses, also makes titanium iPhone cases and has a new line out for the iPhone XS and XS Max. The Gresso Magnum cases feature an interior cover crafted from flexible, high resistance TPU for protection and an outer shell made of grade-5 titanium for strength and durability. All of Gresso's Magnum Titanium cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max are priced at $595.


    Hadoro is selling a selection of luxury iPhone XS and XS Max cases made from exotic animal skin materials like lizard, stingray, python, ostrich, alligator, and calfskin. The priciest is an 890 euro Alligator Folio Case available in a range of colors.


    Luxury brand Louis Vuitton makes a line of super fancy, super expensive iPhone cases like this Eye Trunk for iPhone X and XS, which resembles one of the company's classic trunks. There's no iPhone XS Max version just yet, but one is probably in the works. The Louis Vuitton case costs a whopping $1,320.


    Luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana also makes iPhone cases and has a line of pricey options that will fit the iPhone X and the iPhone XS. The most expensive is a leather iPhone case with a green rabbit fur bracelet that's priced at $795, but you can also get a plain logo case in leather with what looks like fur for $675.


    Though not cases, Brikk and Caviar are the ultimate experts in super expensive iPhones, and both have debuted iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices that feature entire casings replaced with high-end materials.

    Caviar's gold-plated mother of pearl diamond-encrusted iPhone XS is priced starting at $5,420, and there are all kinds of other casing options with carbon bodies, snake skin, alligator skin, gold accents, and diamond accents.


    Brikk offers the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in carbon, ceramic, and gold, with pricing on the carbon models starting at $9,995 and pricing on the ceramic models starting at $12,995.


    Have you seen any outrageously priced iPhone XS and XS Max accessories? Would you buy one of these? Let us know in the comments.

    Article Link: The Most Expensive iPhone XS Cases You Can Get
  2. kcslc macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2018
    I’ll just stick with the Apple-branded $50 leather case, thank you very much.
  3. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
  4. carbonrain macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Is there something wrong with me? I just don't see the need for these frankly hideous and tasteless cases.
  5. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    The Alter Ego, Dresso and Brikk cases look pretty cool tbh.
  6. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    If they weren't no one would notice.

    If no one noticed, no one would ask.

    If no one asked, no one would know how rich you are.
  7. Ivan0310 macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    And people that buy these will still end up with broken screens...and likely damaged cases too.
  8. Whathappened, Sep 18, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2018

    Whathappened macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2018
    Tasteless looks aside: If I could afford such a case why would I buy one instead of just using my iPhone without it and buy a new one in case I brake it?
  9. macMD macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2005
    New York
    These cases are not anything I would put on my iPhone XS Max at all. They completely cover the look and aesthetics of the iPhone which defeats the purpose and what exactly make these cases so special they justify the price point anyways. iI guess if money and taste are no object then ok go for it.
  10. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2015
    If you have that kind of money...why not just go caseless? Just buy another phone if you break it.
  11. szw-mapple fan macrumors 65816

    szw-mapple fan

    Jul 28, 2012
    5 years ago: Oh my god, these cases are more than 3 times the price of my iPhone!
    Now: Oh my god, these cases are like the price of my iPhone!
    5 years later: This is nothing. My iPhone cost 5 times as much!
  12. CarlJ macrumors 68030


    Feb 23, 2004
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Robin Williams had a line about, “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you’re making too much money.”

    We seem to have found a new indicator.
  13. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    For people buying these cases and frames, the phone is ancillary. It is simply a stand for displaying their case. The case is the point, not the phone.
  14. RemE macrumors regular


    Mar 19, 2012
    What's the saying? Oh ya, "A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place".
    wow, just wow.
  15. steven3130 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2017
  16. squirrrl macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    I like how it says for the Gresso case " crafted from flexible, high resistance TPU for protection". That's the stuff that most of the $4 cases are made from... like it's something special.

  17. B4U macrumors 68000


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    The title of the article missed a keyword.
  18. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    As a mom surrounded by young girls, when I got to the part describing the Louis Vuitton case, this is the first thing that popped into my mind:


    So, how fancy is YOUR iPhone Excess case? It is Pusheen with mustache levels of fancy or Pusheen with top hat, monocle, and mustache seated on a unicorn? Now THAT is fancy!
  19. msama macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2017
    Fear and panic feeling you get when you drop your phone not enough? Double down with one of these cases! I hope they do a "will it blend" with a few of these =)
  20. TheWatchfulOne macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2009
    These cases are clearly for people who don't want to take advantage of wireless charging.
  21. Rocco83 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2011
    Want to buy the Brikk iPhone and throw a nice faux leather Speck case on it. All class right there.
  22. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    I look forward to Juli testing and reviewing all of these cases (like she did last year for the X).
  23. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    You need fancy apps to run with your fancy case.

    Where's I Am Rich when you need it?
  24. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I didn’t realize Dolce and Gabbana made iPhone merkins...
  25. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    And here I am back in November worrying I spent too much on my Cosmos Blue Apple Leather Case for my iPhone X. Nicest case I’ve ever bought.

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