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 colorful iPhone cases
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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 solidly beats iPhone 11 in drop test

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max drop test
A new material gave Samsung’s latest handset an advantage over last year’s iPhone in a drop test.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra survived a series of drop tests better than the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max. And that’s exactly what’s to be expected.

The Note 20 only just started reaching customer’s hands, giving it access to the latest, toughest version of Gorilla Glass. The iPhone 11 debuted almost a year ago, and is about to be replaced.

Save up to 47% on the Apple Clear Case for iPhone 11, 11 Pro

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iPhone 11 Clear Case
The biggest discounts yet!
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Want an iPhone case that won’t hide your smartphone’s colorful design? Look no further than Apple’s official Clear Case, which is now down to as little as $20.86 on Amazon (47% off) for a limited time.

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For the first time, Apple builds current-gen flagship iPhone in India

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Foxconn moving additional iPhone production to India as coronavirus disrupts work
Apple is gradually scaling up its focus on Indian manufacturing.
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For the first time, Apple is manufacturing its current flagship iPhone in India, a Friday report from the Economic Times claims. The report says Foxconn is building the iPhone 11 at its plant near Chennai.

While many previous iPhones made in India have been manufactured for the local market, the story says Apple might export these devices internationally. Building some of its flagship iPhones in India would help lessen Apple’s reliance on China.

These were the most popular iPhone models in the US last quarter

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There's not one clear runaway winner like last year's iPhone XR.
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Apple no longer reveals the exact breakdown of sales when it comes to its individual iPhone models. But a new report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners may provide some answers for the quarter ending June 27, 2020.

According to the firm, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro made up about two-thirds of iPhone sales in the United States. This year, sales were split fairly evenly between the two models. That’s very different to Q2 2019 when the cheaper iPhone XR made up 65% of U.S. iPhone sales.