If you’re just looking for accessories, steer clear of the Apple site, which discounts accessories as rarely as it does the company’s other products and offers a limited selection. On the other hand, we also don’t recommend buying the cheapest chargers and cables you can find, as they tend to be unreliable or even dangerous. But we have tested and reviewed hundreds of accessories to find the best ones, and those models are generally available for lower prices than what Apple’s options cost.
Chargers and cables are a particular weak spot for Apple-branded accessories. We frequently recommend options from major accessory companies like Anker because they tend to last longer, perform better, and cost less. Plus, companies such as Anker, Aukey, and RAVPower tend to put their models on sale more often. For many of those items, though, you’ll need to buy straight from the company or find them on Amazon.
Our wallet case pick for the iPhone 11, the Smartish Wallet Slayer Vol. 1, is currently $11 in black—only $1 shy of the lowest price we’ve seen. The Wallet Slayer has a nice design that holds up to three cards, but it doesn’t work with wireless charging. Check it out if you like the simple color and you’re looking to ditch your wallet.
OtterBox iPhone 12 Symmetry Series Case for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro
Deal price: $38; street price: $50
Read our review of the best iPhone cases for the iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max.
You can find such great cases at such fair prices that we don’t think it’s worth it to spend extra money on a bigger brand name. But if you’re dead-set on something from OtterBox, the Symmetry Series Cases are a great, more protective option. It doesn’t feel bulky the way you’d expect an extra-protective case to feel, and the buttons click great, the colors are very…