You’ve just unwrapped a shiny new iPhone — maybe an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, or maybe a slightly older (but still awesome) model like the iPhone SE. Keep it protected and make it do more with these must-have accessories, in order from most to least essential.
Every iPhone and every iPad needs a Lightning cable to charge it, yet the one Apple supplies in the box is kind of… crappy. The cables tend to wear out quite quickly, becoming frayed and dangerous to use. Thankfully, there are plenty of worthwhile replacements that offer reinforced connections, tougher braided designs, new colour schemes and other upgrades. Here are five of our favourite options.
In a video published yesterday, a Sina Weibo user shared their first hands-on look between the iPhone 6S and the upcoming iPhone 7. The new phone looked to be a convincing facsimile of recent leaks, with features like an enlarged rear camera, no 3.5mm port and redrawn antenna lines.
Now this is pretty cool — an iPhone 6S ‘anti-gravity’ case that can stick to walls. How? Nano suction! Basically, the case is coated with millions of tiny suction cups, allowing your iPhone to be stuck to most smooth, flat and non-porous surfaces — think glass, metal and plastic. It’s like the gecko of the iPhone 6S cases world. Cool.
Virtual reality is here. After years of bulky tethered prototypes, VR headsets are finally portable, inexpensive and stunning. A lot of this is due to the smartphone revolution; who needs a dedicated VR display if your phone’s high-resolution screen will do just as well? That’s the idea behind the VR Case, a lightweight cover that turns your iPhone into a virtual reality platform.