Today is the day that many have waited for (or will continue waiting for): the launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Starting today, Apple will begin shipping out what it is calling its best iPhone yet. Just make sure you aren't lining up outside of the Apple Store for the Jet Black model, which is already sold out.
Those smart enough to preorder the smartphone will soon receive the devices (although some who weren't quick enough have estimated shipping dates in November), so it's time to start thinking about accessories to purchase for the new phone.
To be reminded one more time, Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have a faster and more efficient CPU, more storage space with a 256 GB option, is water-resistant and features no headphone jack and instead uses the Lighting charging port for the option of using wireless headphones. Let's not forget that the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual-lens camera, and both models come in the new Black and Jet Black colors.
Even with an increased battery life, users may still want to have a portable charger on hand. While you wait for the October launch of the AirPods, it's worth investing in a good pair of wireless headphones. Don't forget to protect against scratches and dings with a high-quality case as well.
Here are the best accessories to pick up for the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
CellEver iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Clear Case
Those who are getting the Jet Black model iPhone will want to show off its sleek, mirror-like glossy finish. However, you don't want it to get scratched as soon as you start using it. What you need is this crystal- clear case sold by CellEver. This case has military grade 360-degree shock absorption, which will give the same protection as a bulkier case while still being slim and lightweight. Its durable, anti-scratch material is also fingerprint-resistant to prevent smudges and better show off the shine of the iPhone 7. It's the perfect balance of being invisible while still providing the protection the phone needs.
CellEver's iPhone 7 Clear Case is available for $9.99 with free shipping on Amazon.
Apple released new cases for its latest model, but the leather option is the best. That's because of its premium feel thanks to the European leather that is soft to the touch. The case isn't bulky but will still protect the phone, even on the inside with its microfiber lining. The case is available in Sea Blue, Storm Gray, Tan, Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue, Black and Red.
The iPhone 7 Leather Case retails for $45 and is available on Apple's website.
Bose is known for its high-quality headphones, so if you want to go wireless, then the QC35 is the option to go with. These headphones delivers on noise-cancellation thanks it its microphone arrangements inside and outside the cups that make your music or calls the only thing you hear, no matter what the environment. The headphones connect to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus via Bluetooth and NFC pairing and last up to 20 hours per charge, or 40 hours with a wire. The QC35 is lightweight and features soft ear cushions for comfort.
The Bose QC35 Wireless headphones are available for $349.99 on the Apple or Bose websites.
If you are looking for wireless headphones to use while working out, the Jabra Sport Coach is for you. Although the Beats Powerbeats2 is another great option with its 12-hour battery life, Jabra's model not only allows the consumer to work out wire-free, but it also serves as a personal trainer in your ear. Download the accompanying app to customize workouts for real-time audio coaching, while the TrackFit motion sensor tracks pace, calories burned, cadence and distance. These wireless headphones connect with Bluetooth and NFC pairing, have Dolby sound, are sweat-proof and fit securely in the ears. The only downside is it only has a battery life of 5.5 hours on a single charge.
The Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Headphones – Special Edition are available for $119.99 on the Jabra website.