Apple has finally come out with its own first-party protection option for its latest iPhone, with the arrival of its iPhone XR Clear Case. While Apple has quietly indicated that a clear case option would be arriving for the new iPhone in at least some countries, many were perplexed when the iPhone XR went on sale in October with no sign of any cases from Apple itself. While numerous third-party cases were readily available, it was unusual for Apple to be selling its own cases in Apple Stores alongside a new iPhone launch. The new iPhone XR Clear Case is made from a combination of clear polycarbonate and flexible TPU materials and has a scratch-resistant coating applied both inside and out; it is priced at $39 and can be ordered from Apple’s online store beginning today.
Apple has also released a standalone version of its 18W USB-C Power Adapter, previously only available with the new 2018 iPad Pro models. While at $29 it’s far from the cheapest USB-C PD power adapter, particularly considering it doesn’t include a cable, it does provide a first-party option from Apple for charging the new iPad Pro models as well as the 2017 and later iPhone lineup. [via MacRumors / 9to5Mac]