Expecting the latest and greatest from Apple is like a rite of passage. New iPhone announcements always come with a host of must-have accessories. This year, with the news that the new iPhone 12 has MagSafe charging capabilities, a new camera design and more, there’s a lot to consider. Oh, did we mention that not only is there no headphone jack, but you won’t be getting headphones or a charging brick when you buy it?
While it may seem like Apple just wants you to spend more money after you drop hundreds of it on a new phone, I see it as an opportunity. You can organize an army of accessories that you love to use, rather than just what comes in the box. We’ve rounded up some of the best cases, chargers, and more to help you get the most out of your new phone.
Totallee Thin iPhone 12 Pro Max Case
If you’re going to spend a lot of money on the latest and greatest phone, you need to take care of it. This slim yet durable case is designed to protect every inch of your phone while adding little to no bulk to the overall feel.
OtterBox Symmetry Series Case
I’m a phone dropper so a sturdy case is a must for me. If you’re the same, the OtterBox Symmetry case is the one for you. It’s thin but durable and made to last. Plus, it has antimicrobial properties to keep bacteria at bay.
The new iPhone 12 also comes in a mini, which needs a case just as much as the big one. Casetify has a massive selection of cases, but the Impact Case is where it is at. It is available in a handful of colors and is made with qìtech, Casetify’s proprietary shock absorbing material.
Chargers and load bricks
Not only does this wireless charger have no dead zones (no more waking up to a dead phone after not putting it in the perfect spot), but you can also charge multiple things at once.
New iPhones now have MagSafe charging, which means they can magnetically attach to chargers so you can use your phone without having to plug it in.
I own two of these loading bricks and cannot recommend them enough. Not only do they let you use the USB-C port to charge your device faster, but the secondary USB-A port means you can easily charge two devices at once.
Apple AirPods Pro, $ 199: Apple really wants everyone to have Airpods and that’s not a bad idea. The latest Airpods Pro is sweat and water resistant, has active noise cancellation, and the wireless case gives you 24 hours of battery life on a full charge.
AUKEY True Wireless Headphones, $ 23: If you want to try your hand at wireless headphones but don’t want to spend too much, these Aukey headphones offer a ton of high-quality features at a great price. They have touch controls and one-step recognition, so once you pair them with your phone, they’re paired for good.
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