What’s old is new: Apple will push its older iPhones over the holidays

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Expect to see more iPhone XR handsets on shelves this holidays.
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With coronavirus-related production challenges stifling the supply of iPhone 12 models, Apple is reportedly turning to older models to sell during the all-important holiday season.

According to a new report, published Thursday, Apple is seeking to “make up for shortages of its 5G lineup” by upping its orders for the iPhone 11, iPhone SE and iPhone XR handsets. Don’t expect to see a whole lot of iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max handsets, though!

Bag an iPhone 11, 11 Pro refurb for as little as $549.99 today only

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Analyst complains iPhone’s average selling price is slipping
Get yours before they're all gone!
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Woot is blowing out iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max refurbs again — and this time, they’re even more affordable. Prices start at just $549.99 for unlocked devices that work on any carrier.

All units are tested and in full working order, and they’re backed by a 90-day Woot warranty. The sale runs for just one day, so claim yours before they’re all gone!

Repair costs rise for iPhone 12’s Ceramic Shield display

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The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 price is now the same for all the top US telecoms.
Fixing a broken iPhone 12 out of warranty isn't cheap.
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iPhone 12 users will have to cough up more cash should they need to replace the handset’s new Ceramic Shield display. The price of a new screen has risen by $80 compared to that for last year’s iPhone 11.

However, it should be more difficult to break iPhone 12’s screen, thanks to tougher glass. And you do get a lot more for your money.

Apple stops bundling chargers and headphones with all iPhones

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An Apple charger and headphones don;t with all its iPhones, no matter when they were released.
This is everything that comes in the box with an iPhone ordered today. There’s no charger or headphones.
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Apple won’t include a wall charger or a pair of headphones with the upcoming iPhone 12 series. And it doesn’t stop there. The company no longer bundles these accessories with any handset ordered from the Apple Store. Even if they came in the box before.

Laut’s colorful cases give iPhone 11, 11 Pro a fresh new look

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Laut cases are super-protective and attractive.
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Tired of looking at the same old iPhone? Give yours a fresh new look with a colorful new case from Laut. They offer robust protection against scuffs and scratches, as well as hard knocks and drops, and they’re available in a number of eye-catching finishes.

Get yours today from as little as $24.99.

Mujjo makes one of the best iPhone 11 leather wallet cases [Review]

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Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 11 can be all you need to carry around.
Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 11 comes in these colors, and more too.
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Everyone should use an iPhone case, and practically everyone needs to carry a wallet. Consider combining those two necessities with the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case. Updated for the iPhone 11 series, it remains just as beautifully slim-but-practical as its predecessors.

I’ve used this wallet case for weeks. Learn how well it survived daily use in my full review.