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Deal Of The Day: The Epic iPhone 6 Giveaway

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Yes, you can enter to win a $650 Apple gift card, with which to buy yourself an iPhone 6. It’s pretty simple. Just enter to win!

Do we need to give you more details? No, we don’t think so. It takes a couple of seconds, and you’ll find out in 5 days if you’re the lucky winner!

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Deal of The Day: 30% Off On Retro Classics Nintendo & Gameboy iPhone 6/6+ Cases

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If you’re over 25, there’s a good chance you feel pretty nostalgic about the GameBoy and the Nintendo Entertainment System. These were staples of our childhood, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to pay homage to our past in any way we can. How about these cool iPhone 6/6+ cases that mimic the GameBoy and Nintendo look? They’re not like the cheap silicone cases you’ve seen already for previous generation phones. These are tight fitting plastic cases that will protect your phone from scratches, while preserving all the phone’s functionality thanks to strategically placed cutouts. Better yet, they’re at $14 after today’s deal.

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One Month After Launch, iPhone 6 Plus Scalping Is A Huge Problem In Canada

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I preordered my iPhone 6 Plus 128GB in Space Grey on September 12th, at 11:22am, with Fido, a large Canadian carrier. It’s now October 21st, and I’m still sitting in the pre-order queue at #206, down from #414 when I first completed the procedure. This is ridiculous. But it gets worse. I have been checking the Apple site daily, hoping to be able to make a reservation there and there never is anything available, ever. So I went to one of the Apple stores several times, hoping for a miracle, only to finally be informed by one of the Geniuses of what’s actually going on: scalping!

According to this Genius, it seems there are teams of resellers who hire kids to refresh the Apple site all day, immediately snagging any units as soon as they become available. They then waltz into the store, buy the devices full price, and sell them for an outrageous profit. To confirm this, I decided to see if I could actually get my hands on a phone from one of these resellers. After walking around a local mall for a few minutes, I happened on a small kiosk that sold cell phones. I asked for a 6 Plus, 128GB and was told that “of course, you can have one. It’ll be $1,500.” Oh. Ok. That’s a 50% profit margin!

Meanwhile, Fido has apparently received only about 200 units of the 6 Plus 128GB Space Grey in one month’s time. That’s Canada-wide! What this seems to mean is that Apple is funnelling the vast majority of its available inventory directly to its retail outlets, rather than through the carriers, since we imagine this way they can reap the full profit rather than sharing a portion with the carriers.

It’s a frustrating situation. Of course we understand Apple’s apparent decision to make as full of a profit now that demand is still high, but the unfortunate side effect of this is that regular customers are being gouged. Supply to legitimate carriers is apparently being throttled, and no one at any retail outlet besides the Apple store seems to know what’s going on.

Any other Canadians experiencing this?

World’s Thinnest Case Preserves The iPhone 6’s Unnecessary Thinness

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Apple could have made the iPhone 6 about a millimeter thicker and no one would have noticed. Instead, they made them this thin, and a camera sticks out the back like a sore thumb. On your back. Bravo, Apple, bravo. But regardless of how you feel about this potentially boneheaded decision, you might still want to keep your phone protected while taking advantage of the appreciated, but totally unnecessary, thinness. To this end, take a look at this case from Spigen. Made from polycarbonate and a discoloration-preventing urethane coating, this case is only 0.4mm thick. Less than half a millimiter! We wouldn’t write about cases normally, but a case this thin deserves at least a passing mention. It’s $25 for either model, and comes in five different hues.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ DamnGeeky ]

OMG #Bendgate: Bent iPhone 6 Plus Devices Will Be Replaced Under Warranty

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Set aside world hunger, rampant terrorism, an increasingly ambitious Russia… forget all that stuff: the new iPhone 6 Plus has a tendency to bend in people’s pockets! But fret not, if your skinny jeans have given Cupertino’s new mini iPad mini an unintended curve, word is that it can be replaced under warranty.

Folks at TheNextWeb asked about the issue via Apple support chat were the representative said it is “100 percent up to the Genius you speak at the store.” The Genius will first conduct a test which is called the Visual Mechanical Inspection and if it passes that the unit will be replaced under warranty, provided that all of the guidelines are met. If not then customers will have to pay for a replacement.

It sounds like Apple is still deciding how to handle the issue, and it’s a little disconcerting to know that the fate of your super expensive giant phone is completely in the hands of a potentially pretentious Apple Genius. And we’re not sure what those guidelines are, but we suppose they involve there not being an obvious ding that would indicate the phone was dropped, rather than gently bent while in the comfort of your hipster pants.

VIA [ UberGizmo ]

World’s First Gold-Plated iPhone 6 is Now Up For Grabs

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The most blinged-out phone in the market has to be the iPhone. Those with money to burn have commissioned custom iPhones time and time again, adding jewels and crystals and even coating it in precious metals. The iPhone 6 is no exception, as a gold-plated custom version of the phone is now on sale.

Gold & Co., is offering a 24-karat version of the newly-released iPhone 6, and word on the street is that big-name celebrities, athletes (including Floyd Mayweather Jr.), and royalty (some UAE royal family members) are interested in owning one. The basic gold-plated version is priced at $50,000, while the bejeweled ones can go up at $130,000.

All that for a phone with an upgraded version coming in a few quarters or so? Whoa!

VIA [ Damn Geeky ]

In Light Of The iPhone 6 Announcement…

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Which one of you does this hold true for? I’m so ensconced in Apple’s ecosystem, I have trouble considering the hardware superiority of other handsets and dismiss it offhand. Yes, I’ll be getting an iPhone 6 Plus, and may consider selling a limb to do so…

I am a sad, sad individual.

VIA [ GeeksAreSexy ]

Deal Of The Day: 40% Off On Griffin iPhone 6 Case, And An iPhone 6 Giveaway!

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Did you hear the news, did you hear the news? Yeah, you heard. There’s two new iPhones on the block, and the Apple money-printing cycle gears up once again. But let’s face it, the improvements on the new iPhone 6 are substantial, if late to the game. There’s a good chance you’ll be wanting one, and you may as well get a good deal on protection for your as-yet-to-own-it object of lust. The Griffin iPhone 6 Identity Case and Screen Protector should keep the new phone safe and scratch free, and you can have it for $29.98 instead of $50.

Simultaneously, we’d like to tell you about our iPhone 6 giveaway! You can basically enter to win a $600 Apple gift card that you can put towards the purchase of the new phone. Granted, it won’t be enough if you buy the phones unsubsidized, but considering the top of the line iPhone 6 Plus with 128GB of storage goes for $1,079, you may want to consider that subsidy.

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Deal Of The Day: 92% Off On Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course (Pre-Order)

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In just a few weeks, Apple will be releasing the 8th version of iOS, in a timing likely to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 6. With this launch will start the development of an endless stream of applications of varying usefulness, fuelled by a desire from developers to cash in on the potential bounty offered by a robust App Store and hungry customers. Will you be part of the gold rush? With the Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course, you stand a chance of learning the skills needed to create an application for the new platform. With over 36 hours of lectures and through the creation of 14 apps, you’ll develop the ability to make your own, potentially lucrative application. And instead of paying $998 as you normally should, this learning is offered to you for $79, a 92% reduction.

But hurry! This sale ends in exactly 11 hours from the time of writing.

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