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Starting with the iPhone 12 release in September 2020, Apple began shipping its smartphone models without a wall charger and earbuds, citing environmental concerns from excess packaging. While most people eventually bought these accessories to pair with their phones, you may have to pick up a few additional items now, with the unveiling of Apple’s new iPhone 15.
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The iPhone 15 — and its new USB-C port for charging and data transfer — means many iPhone users will need a new wall charger to power up their phone. The iPhone 15 also once again does not come with earbuds — or even a slot to plug in wired earbuds — so you’ll have to find a workaround for that as well.
Whether you need phone add-ons or peripherals, or you’re just looking for extras, we put together a handy roundup of the best iPhone 15 accessories to help you get the most out of your new smartphone. Ahead, you’ll find our recommendations for wall chargers, earbuds, cables and cases for the iPhone 15.
Best Chargers for iPhone 15
Anker 511 Nano Pro USB-C Wall Charger
The Anker 511 Nano Pro USB-C Wall Charger will do the trick to power up your iPhone 15 smartphone. It supports fast charging up to 20 watts and it’s on sale for $13.99, or 27% off at Amazon, which is cheaper than Apple’s own charger. It’s compact and lightweight too at just over one ounce in weight, so you can take it anywhere.
Anker 511 Nano Pro (20W)
Spigen Dual USB-C Wall Charger
Why charge one device when you can charge two at the same time? The Spigen Dual USB-C Charger comes with two USB-C ports that both support fast charging up to 40 watts (each port caps out at 20 watts). However, if you use just one port at a time, you can get up to 30 watts of fast charging for devices that support those speeds.
Spigen Dual USB-C Charger (40W)
Best Earbuds for iPhone 15
JBL Tune 130NC Wireless Earbuds
On sale for 40% off at Amazon (as of this writing), the JBL Tune 130NC True Wireless Earbuds feature premium audio that’s full and rich. They have noise-canceling features to block out the outside world, so you can really enjoy your favorite music and podcasts.
From JBL’s line of editor-approved picks, these earbuds have a long battery life of up to 40 hours, which is nearly two days of use before their next charge. In a pinch? Get two hours of juice after just 10 minutes of charging.
JBL Tune 130NC True Wireless Earbuds
Beats Powerbeats Pro
If you’re looking for something that’s stylish with top-of-the-line audio, then the Beats Powerbeats Pro are for you. They have a snazzy and bold hook design that goes around each ear, so they won’t suddenly fall out when working out or going for a run.
And since Apple owns Beats by Dre, these wireless earbuds have the same seamless syncing technology as the Apple AirPods, but with richer audio with deep bass. The Beats Powerbeats Pro also come in three colors: Black, Ivory and Navy.
Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds
Soundcore by Anker Life P2 Mini True Wireless Earbuds
Want a wallet-friendly pair of earbuds? The Soundcore by Anker Life P2 Mini True Wireless Earbuds offer impressive and customizable audio with a sleek and lightweight design at a very affordable price. These top-rated AirPods alternatives also have a respectable battery life of up to 32 hours with their included charging case.
Soundcore by Anker Life P2 Mini True Wireless Earbuds
Apple USB-C-to-Headphone Jack Dongle
Want a way to connect your wired earbuds or headphones to your phone? The iPhone 15 does not have a headphone jack, so you’ll want to pick up the Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter, which is one of the best ways to plug in your headphones into the iPhone directly. Plug in one end of the adapter jack into the smartphone and then plug in a pair of wired earbuds or headphones to start rocking out to your favorite tunes.
Apple USB-C-to-3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
Best Charging Cables for iPhone 15
Belkin USB-C Cable
Although the iPhone 15 already comes with a charging cable in the box, it’s a good idea to pick up a “just in case” cable for the office, your backpack or purse, or your car. The tough and durable Belkin USB-C to USB-C Cable is 3.3-feet in length, supports fast charging and is compatible with just about any device with USB-C ports, including Apple iPad, Apple MacBook Air, Samsung Galaxy S23, Google Pixel 7 and much more.
Belkin 3.3ft USB-C to USB-C Cable
Jxmox USB-A to USB-C Cable (two-pack)
Although USB-C is quickly becoming the standard charging port, there are still thousands of USB-A ports in the wild — namely at airports, airplanes, bars, cafes, taxi cabs and more. In fact, you might have a few USB-A wall chargers somewhere in a junk drawer in your home.
You can still get the most out of these ports with the Jxmox USB-A to USB-C charging cable. It comes in a two-pack with two gray braided cables that are 3.3 feet in length. Now these older charging ports won’t go to waste.
Jxmox USB-A to USB-C
Best Cases for iPhone 15
Totallee Clear Case
The iPhone 15 is a pretty expensive investment with prices starting at $799. So why not protect it from scratches and dents with a premium phone cases? The Totallee Clear iPhone 15 Case is slim and minimal, while it protects the smartphone in style with a transparent finish. It also gives the iPhone 15 some grippiness, so it won’t slide out of your hands.
Totallee Clear iPhone 15 Case
Ego Tactical Rugged Shield Case
Want something more heavy duty? Made from flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane plastic, the Ego Tactical Rugged Shield iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Case is tough and strong, while it can stand up drops, dings and other accidents. In fact, this phone case meets military drop-test standards for durability.
Ego Tactical Rugged Shield iPhone 15 Case
Cardpakee Wallet Case
Using your iPhone case as a wallet is smart and practical since you only have to carry one item instead of two. The Cardpakee Wallet Phone Case for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro comes with two card slots for credit cards and a driver’s license, while there’s an additional slot on the side for another card or some cash. The case is even foldable to keep your valuables hidden away until you need it.