Like some, I can’t stand having a wobbly iPhone so I figured I try a case on my new 12 mini. I’m no fan of cases, actually never had one on my 3, 4, 6, or SE. I never wanted to have a phone designed expensively to be thin and gorgeous only to then make it fat and ugly with a case. I hardly ever dropped my iPhones so I’ve been fine so far. But now with the stupid camera bump things have changed. So I figured I’d try a case.
Anyway, I opted for the clear case since I figured I had chosen my iPhone color for a reason. I got the case and to my surprise learned that it does nothing at all about the wobble. You see, instead of wobbling because of the camera bump, it now wobbles because Apple designed a plastic lip on the case around the camera bump. You can’t see it on their pictures (and to my surprise none of the reviewers mentioned it), but it’s easy to feel, as it comes almost 1 mm off the case. The wobble’s probably even worse with the case because the lip sticks out farther from the case than the camera bump does on the phone.
The case was otherwise OK. It seems very durable (it’s not thin for sure) and it takes real effort getting it off as it sits so tight. With the case I was hardly able to reach the ringer switch anymore though and MagSafe looks a bit silly on the clear case IMHO. Anyway, sent it back. If anybody has a suggestion for a quality clear case that leaves no wobble whatsoever (and ideally without MagSafe), I’d really appreciate a tip.