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How To Buy A Phone - Part One

A Guide to Buying a New iPhone During Lockdown: Part 1

Life has taken a strange turn in the past few months. Things that we’ve come to take for granted are no longer possible during the coronavirus lockdown. For now, Apple Stores are closed. It was really nice to have that “Genius” at the Apple store sit down and answer all of our questions about the new Apple devices. We’ll be able to do that again, eventually, but we’re on our own for the next few months. You can still buy iPhones online at Apple.com. Apple also offers online and phone support. Here’s the first paragraph from Apple’s homepage:

“We’re open for you.
Our retail stores are closed, but you can buy our products here online and get fast, free delivery. If you need help finding the right product or have a question on your order, chat online with a Specialist or call 1-800-MY-APPLE. For service and support, visit support.apple.com.”

Apple has it pretty well covered. Still, you won’t get face-to-face support from Apple’s sales team, so we put together a guide to answer some of the basic questions you may have while buying your new phone. In Part 1, we’ll talk about the iPhones that are currently available. We’ll talk about features and pricing, and the cases that are available to protect your investment. In next week’s installment, we’ll walk you through the basic steps for setting up your new iPhone and the screen protectors that are available from BodyGuardz.

Your phone keeps you connected to the outside world and the people you love. During the coronavirus lockdown, when stores are closed, events are canceled, and we’re forced to stay away from everyone else, what could be more important than that?

Available iPhones

There are three basic iPhone options available to buy now, and another option available for pre-order. Each option represents a wide range of features and an even wider range of prices.

1. iPhone 11 Pro - Starting at $999
The top-shelf iPhone 11 Pro features all of Apple’s best technology and its largest available screen (optional). The 11 Pro pulls no punches, and rightly so, for just shy of $1000.

• 5.8” Super Retina XDR display (2436 x 1125)
• Triple-camera system (Wide, Ultra-Wide, Telephoto)
• Up to 20 hours of video playback
• Water resistant to a depth of 4 meters for up to 30 minutes
• Pro Max adds 20% increased battery life & 6.5-inch display (2688 x 1242)

2. iPhone 11 - Starting at $699
Apple’s tier-two offering is only slightly watered down for the budget-minded buyer who needs an extremely capable device.

• 6.1” Liquid Retina HD display (1792 x 828)
• Dual-camera system (Wide, Ultra-Wide)
• Up to 17 hours of video playback
• Water resistant to a depth of 2 meters for up to 30 minutes

3. iPhone Xr - Starting at $599
Launched in November, 2017, Apple’s former flagship model has become its feature-packed value model.

• 6.1” Liquid Retina HD display (2436 x 1125)
• Single-camera system (Wide)
• Up to 16 hours of video playback
• Water resistant to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes

4. iPhone SE Gen 2 - Starting at $399 (available 4/24/2020)
Apple’s new budget model replaces the aging iPhone 8 with its top-tier chip and popular 4.7inch screen—the smallest available.

• 4.7” Retina HD display (1334 x 750)
• Single-camera system (Wide)
• Up to 13 hours of video playback
• Water resistant to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes

Apple answers all your frequently asked questions on its super-helpful iPhone purchase page.


With your shiny new iPhone all set up and ready to go, the last thing to do is make it battle-ready for everyday use. BodyGuardz cases and screen protectors provide industry-leading protection and stylish utility. With so many designs, there’s sure to be a case and screen protector combo that fits your lifestyle perfectly.

Cases for iPhone BodyGuardz makes several protective cases for each available model of iPhone. Protective cases feature a variety of materials. There’s a protective case for everyone.

1. Ace Pro®
Our best-selling case comes in clear or highly transparent TPU. It’s lined with the same Unequal® technology used by top athletes in their protective gear. The case provides slim, lightweight protection. Ace Pro is available for iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone X, and iPhone SE.

2. SlideVue™
SlideVue features a quick, one-finger slide and a strap that doubles as a secure fingerloop or kickstand for watching videos. Made with clear, reinforced materials to show off the device and absorb impact from drops, its thin profile makes it wireless-charging compatible. SlideVue is available for iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, and iPhone X and iPhone SE.

3. Momentum™
Inspired by performance running shoes, Momentum is made with lightweight, durable materials that protect the phone without adding bulk. Momentum features triple-layer TriCore™ technology, which includes Uneual’s shock-absorbing material, a raised protective bezel, and lightweight, durable EVA foam on the back. Momentum is available for iPhone 11 Pro.

4. Paradigm™ Grip
Paradigm Grip is made with a unique comfort grip material that helps you hold your phone and protects it if dropped. The case features triple-layer TriCore, which includes Unequal’s shock-absorbing material, a raised protective bezel, and lightweight, durable protective material on the back. Paradigm Grip is available for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

5. Harmony™
Harmony safeguards with style. The case is adorned with classic metallic buttons and a thin wire mesh over the speakers to protect from dust and amplify sound. The case uses patented Unequal composite to protect the phone. Harmony is available for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone X and iPhone SE.

6. Paradigm S
Inspired by premium eyewear, Paradigm S has a transparent, yet eye-catching reflective back. The case is engineered with TriCore—a comprehensive, multi-layer protection system. Complete with a lifetime warranty and a 10-foot drop rating, the Paradigm S provides the utmost in impact-resistant, shock-absorbing protection without adding bulk. Paradigm S is available for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

7. Accent™ Duo
Accent Duo is a luxurious leather dual-texture combo case. This case is wireless charging compatible and includes a convenient removable wrist strap to prevent drops. Accent utilizes TriCore protection and provides the perfect balance of head-turning style and peace-of-mind. Accent Duo is available for iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11.

8. Shock™
Shock features soft, full-body TPU construction lined with the same Unequal technology top athletes use on the field for impact protection. The case is custom designed to hug every curve and edge of your phone. A protective bezel extends above the screen to defend the front of your device. Shock is available for iPhone X and iPhone SE.

9. Trainr
Trainr is designed for the active lifestyle. It features lightweight sport-grip materials, a durable clear back, and Unequal's patented composite material. Trainr is available for iPhone X and iPhone SE.

10. Trainr Pro
Trainr Pro includes all the features of Trainr, then takes it to the next level with a one-of-a-kind removable armband. In a snap, your phone transitions from everyday use to workout ready and back again. Trainr Pro is available for iPhone X and iPhone SE.

11. Contact®
Contact is lined with Unequal technology for impact protection. The rigid, transparent back flaunts your device's design. The case is custom designed to hug every curve and edge of the iPhone SE. A protective bezel protects the front of your device. Contact is available for iPhone SE.

We hope this (admittedly basic) guide makes it a little easier to buy your new smartphone. To learn more about Apple products, visit apple.com or give them a call at 1-800-MY-APPLE. To learn more about BodyGuardz cases and screen protectors, visit bodyguardz.com. Stay safe!