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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.

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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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Deal Of The Day: Last Chance For The 95% Off On Award-Winning Maclovin’ Bundle

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There’s 11 hours left for you to own the heavily discounted Maclovin Bundle pictured above. Here’s how we described it the last time we featured this deal:

A MacLovin Bundle? What’s not to like? For $39 you can get your virtual hands on $861 worth of stuff for the Mac. That’s 8 applications, including Cinemagraph Pro ($100 value) and djay (a $20 value), as well as access to the OS X App Masterclass, a $500 value. With that eCourse, you’ll get 22 hours of instruction to learn how to code for the Mac.

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Deal Of The Day: 22% Off On PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case

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We’re making great technologic strides in many fronts, but batteries, as much as they’ve improved over the years, still lag behind. It’s hard to get through an entire day with an iPhone without plugging it in, so as long as you don’t mind the extra bulk, cases like the PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case are a godsend. While it does add an extra few millimetres of width, it does pack 2,100mAh, which is enough to charge an iPhone 5/5S 1.25 times over. The output is a healthy 1A, which means you can get a full charge in 2 hours. Yes, all the other functions are still accessible, and the high quality metallic rubber composite material provides ample protection for your device. Normally costing $90, you’ll have to spend all of $69 to get this through this deal.

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Modbook Turns Your MacBook Pro Into A Tablet

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The Retina MacBook Pro is a lean, mean, working machine. But alas, it only comes in a laptop form factor, and not even a convertible laptop at that. What are you gonna do about it? Well, how about dropping an additional $2k for a kit to convert the MBP into a tablet? The ModBook Pro X takes a regular MBP, disassembles it and reassembles it into tablet form.

The Modbook Pro X sports a 15.4-inch (diagonal) Apple Retina display with a 2,880 x 1,800 pixel resolution at 220 pixels per inch. Its digitizer pen offers 2,048 pressure levels, pen tilt and rotate functionality, programmable dual side-switches, a digital eraser and replacement nib set. The Modbook Pro X is configurable with up to a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics with an optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M GPU, and up to 32GB of 1600MHz random-access memory.

Of course, the mods will void Apple’s warranty, so ModBook offers you the option to purchase up to 3 years of their own for an undisclosed sum. Yeah… that’s a lot of money to fit a round peg into a square hole. We suppose if you are a graphic artist in dire need of raw computing power, then go to town. But considering $4,000 can buy you a couple of Cintiq tablets, an iPad, and an MBA, with money left over… we’ll pass.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Deal Of The Day: 82% Off On Xcode & Swift Developer Bundle

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We’re seeing lots of deals on e-learning these days because you guys seem to respond well to them. It looks like a good number of you are looking to either start coding, or brush up on your skills, so you might want to take a look a the Xcode & Swift Developer Bundle up today.

As you progress through the lessons, you’ll produce 20 App Store-ready apps for iOS 7 and 20 apps for iOS 8 – all while learning app development skills as quickly as possible. It covers all the bases, from design, to coding to uploading to the App Store (for iOS 7 only). This is the all-in-one development course you need to become an app developer.

You can make an app in 1 hour and upload to the app store using iOS 7.

OR – get a head start on developing iOS 8 apps with over 25 hours of content available today.

Normally these courses would cost $499, but you can have them for $89.

[ 82% Off On Xcode & Swift Developer Bundle ]