By now you’ve probably already heard about the latest iPhones introduced by Apple—iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The X brings about the biggest change to the current iPhone we all know. It features a front display that is all screen to display the ultimate immersive device experience. Stunning OLED screen display with a 1,000,000 to 1 contract ratio, TrueDepth Camera enabling Face ID, Surgical-grade stainless steel, durable glass, and wireless charging have been added to create an all-new design that elevates the iPhone’s style and durability. But perhaps the biggest surprise to many people is the price tag for the iPhone X, with prices starting at $999. If you’re planning on updating to Apple’s latest and greatest, protecting your investment should be a top priority. Here are Rokform’s tips on how to protect your investment.
Whenever you buy a new iPhone, Apple includes one year of hardware repair coverage and up to 90 days of complimentary support. If you plan on holding on to your new device for more than a year, or if you are accident prone, AppleCare+ is one huge preventive measure you should take to protect your iPhone.
With AppleCare+, your hardware coverage is extended for an additional year from the original purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage (each subject to a service fee of $29 for screen damage, or $99 for any other damage). Coverage includes repairs to your iPhone, battery, and included earphones and accessories, too. Additionally, AppleCare+ comes with priority access for technical support and software support from Apple experts to help you troubleshoot issues with your iPhone, iOS and iCloud, and Apple-branded apps. You can add AppleCare+ to your new iPhone purchase or buy it within 60 days of purchase.
According to Statista, only 79% of smartphone owners in 2017 use a protective case for their smartphones. Since most smartphones cost at least several hundred dollars, we’re not sure what the other 21% are thinking but you definitely don’t want to have an accident and be stuck with a brand-new, broken iPhone. Needless to say, purchasing a quality phone case should be the top priority when it comes to protecting your phone (and your investment).
There are thousands of cases to choose from, but let’s be clear—not all phone cases are created equal. Choosing phone cases made with high quality materials is critical to protecting your phone. Cases are made from a wide range of materials with the most popular ones being metal, wood, plastic, leather, and fiber. Our recommendation—choose a high-quality plastic (like polycarbonate) or high-grade metal. Rokform’s Crystal Case offers a protective hard polycarbonate outer shell with an impact resistant core.
Functionality and case design are important aspects to consider when choosing a case, too. The Crystal offers 360-degree protection and raised TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) bezel to protect your screen.
There are several phone accessories to help protect your phone even further, depending on your needs and lifestyle. Do you drive around often? Then having a reliable car mount that will secure your phone in an accessible, yet non-obtrusive location is important. Rokform’s Super Grip Vent Mount easily installs onto your car’s air vent and will provide strong magnetic grip with any Rokform case. One of the best aspects of a vent mount is it’s location. Your phone stays visible in case you need to navigate while driving and won’t block your view the way many bulky windshield mounts would.
If you use another mode of transport, like a bicycle or motorcycle, safely accessing your iPhone can be tricky. But with Rokform’s line of bike mounts and motorcycle mounts, it’s easy to keep your phone secure while you ride.
Another great accessory to protect your new iPhone is a tempered glass screen protector. Yes, the new iPhones feature all-glass design that’s said to be the “most durable glass ever in a smartphone.” Nevertheless, tempered glass screens protect your phone from scratches and provide an added layer of protection should you accidentally bump or drop your phone. Rokform sells ultra thin (.33mm) tempered glass screen protectors that provide the ultimate scratch resistance and won’t affect your touch screen experience.
If you protect your phone with a great phone case and accessories, you are almost set to go. But in case something happens and you lose your phone, you want to make sure you’ve taken all the steps necessary to recover your iPhone and its contents. Turn on the Find My iPhone app so that you can use a friend’s Apple device to locate your iPhone should it get lost or stolen. Once it’s on, you simply need to sign in to iCloud.com or the Find My iPhone app to see your device on a map, play a sound to help you find it, use Lost Mode to lock and track it, or remotely erase all of your personal information.
With iCloud, you can back up your iPhone with the most important information on your device automatically. If your phone gets lost or stolen, it’s easy to restore the information from your iPhone using iCloud. You get 5GB of free iCloud storage, but can purchase more storage as needed. Even if you choose another company for your go-to storage needs in the cloud, it is super simple and highly suggested to use your free 5GB to back up important information like your Contacts and documents.
With Rokform’s cases for the iPhone X, it’s easy to match the iPhone’s elevated experience with a superior level of protection across multiple fronts. Protective case? Check. Secure driving experience? Check. Protected screen? Check. Even better, all new Rokform cases for Apple’s new iPhone lineup come with the Super Grip Vent Mount included with the case. These mounts usually retail for $19.99 when purchased separately.
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