The 15-inch MacBook Pro has been one of the most popular MacBooks for Apple. It was first launched in 2006 and became a popular choice by many, specifically creators. It received a design update back in 2016 where it ditched the traditional ports in favor of Thunderbolt, and ever since 2018, we haven’t seen a new refreshed model. It was however replaced by a larger 16 inch MacBook Pro in 2019, which is expected to get a major update, including the shift from Intel to Apple’s own ARM-based chipset.
If you own one of the more recent 15 inch Macbook Pro models, we’ve got a list of some of the best cases that can help you protect your laptop and hopefully increase its lifespan.
The Thule Gauntlet hard-shell carrying sleeve protects your laptop from bumps and drops thanks to its rigid exterior and padded interior.
Slim snap-on case
A premium, slim snap-on option from iBlason, the Halo Case is great if you want to protect your laptop from bumps, dents and scratches while keeping the overall weight in check.
This is a recommended clear, polycarbonate case that can easily snap onto your MacBook Pro to offer all-round protection without hampering the looks of the laptop. Do note, this particular product is only for the older 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina.
Best rugged protection
UAG or Urban Armor Gear is know for making some of the best rugged cases and this one is no exception. It features a strong bumper around the edges while maintaining a lightweight design for your MacBook Pro.
Bumper case with folding feet
Another recommended case for the older MacBook Pro 15 (2012-2015), this is a sturdy case that offers bumper protection and comes with foldable feet at the bottom for proper airflow and an improved angle for typing on the keyboard.
Premium fabric sleeve
A premium fabric sleeve for the MacBook Pro that can be used as a compact carrying case thanks to the built-in handle. It also offers a secondary pocket to stash in chargers, cables, and other accessories.
Best bumper protection
A two-piece bumper case for the MacBook Pro 15, the Thule Vectros comes with an an optional scratch shield for the centre area. This gives users a choice of having either a simple bumper or a case that covers the entire laptop including the top and bottom.
Affordable shell case
Go for this case if you need a simple, polycarbonate shell for your MacBook on a budget. It is also available in a variety of colors to choose from and comes with a keyboard and screen protector free of charge.
A low-profile sleeve for the 15-inch MacBook Pro that offers a synthetic leather finish for a premium look, with a magnetic flap to secure the laptop inside.
These are some of the best cases for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. As mentioned above, Apple is expected to refresh its MacBook Pro lineup later this year, with rumors suggesting the existing 16 inch MacBook Pro could receive a design update and Apple’s M1 Silicon chipset. There’s also news Apple is working on a new 14 inch model that could replace the 13 inch model. Certain leaks suggest the new MacBook Pro 2021 models will take on the same color scheme as we saw on the new 24 inch iMac and the iPad Air from last year. Supposedly these new MacBooks are also expected to bring back the popular MagSafe charger in a brand new avatar, an SD card slot, and an upgrade to Thunderbolt 4.