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AppleCare repair and replacement costs are out: Under Apple's protection plan, new screen comes in a

AppleCare repair and replacement costs are out: Under Apple's protection plan, new screen comes in at $109 for the iPhone 6, $129 for the 6 Plus; out-of-warranty battery replacement is $79; and broken phone replacement runs $299 for the 6, $329 for the 6 Plus. [AppleCare via iMore]

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The Reality of the iPhone Line Is a Black Market Nightmare

The Reality of the iPhone Line Is a Black Market Nightmare

This week, people camped outside Apple stores for days anticipating the iPhone 6. But those line-waiters weren't all frenzied Apple fans high on the joy of a new smartphone: As filmmaker Casey Neistat portrays it, many of the line-sitters were buying the new iPhone to immediately resell it on the black market.

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Watch the Evolution of the iPhone in a Single GIF

Watch the Evolution of the iPhone in a Single GIF

The iPhone's design is famous for meticulous attention to detail, and over the years, there have been some pretty major tweaks. A new GIF from GadgetLove captures how the phone's hardware has changed over the years.

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Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

Well, congratulations: If you've read this far it would appear that you made it through this week relatively unscathed—unless, of course you're reading this in a long line somewhere , in which case, be sure to stay supple and hydrated on the inside, but keep your actual hands dry.

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The Most Enticing Feature a Tech Company Can Offer Now Is Privacy

The Most Enticing Feature a Tech Company Can Offer Now Is Privacy

Apple's new privacy policy is built specifically to make it impossible for the company to turn over your data to law enforcement, even with a search warrant.

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23 iPhone Shipping Crates Filled With Anything But iPhones

23 iPhone Shipping Crates Filled With Anything But iPhones

Earlier in the week, we got a (supposed) glimpse inside one of the many iPhone 6-laden cargo planes that just finished making its way across the Pacific. But since you can't actually see any iPhones in the original photo, we asked you to fill in the blanks . These are your champions.

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What iPhone Frenzy Is Like for an Apple Store Employee

What iPhone Frenzy Is Like for an Apple Store Employee

It's iPhone 6 launch day , Christmas for Apple fanboys and girls—and for employees of the Apple Stores where eager customers are currently lined up around the block, it's a strange glimpse into the tech-obsessed human psyche.

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Even Death Can’t Come Between Joan Rivers and Her iPhone 6

Even Death Can’t Come Between Joan Rivers and Her iPhone 6

Despite being having been deceased for the past week and half , Joan Rivers is, apparently, still very much suffering from a fever. iPhone 6 fever, specifically.

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How to Set Up Your New iPhone the Right Way

How to Set Up Your New iPhone the Right Way

You got a new iPhone! Maybe it's a slightly bigger iPhone 6 or a bigger-still 6 Plus. Either way, what now? Here's what you need to get started with your new iPhone, whether you're a first-timer or an iOS pro.

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7 iPhone 6 Plus Cases That Don't Suck

7 iPhone 6 Plus Cases That Don't Suck

Earlier this week, we asked you to help us prepare for today's big iPhone release by hunting down those few and far between cases that don't offend our most base sensibilities And you, dear readers, did not disappoint.

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Conan Thinks Apple Should Have Released an All-Encompassing U2-Remover

Despite how edgy and "punk rock" U2 thinks burdening millions of iPhones with its latest album was, there was still enough public outcry for Apple to create a custom tool to get that "music" off a user's device. But did Apple go far enough? Conan thinks it shouldn't have stopped at just getting U2 off your phone.

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Teardown: Bigger Phone, Bigger Battery

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Teardown: Bigger Phone, Bigger Battery

iFixit, famous breakers of things, were Down Under to scoop up an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as soon as it went on sale. Now, they're teasing the rest of us with a step-by-step liveblog of the teardown process.

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iOS 8 Has Widgets! Here's How to Use Them

iOS 8 Has Widgets! Here's How to Use Them

Yesterday, Apple finally pushed out iOS 8 . Unlike last year's refresh, iOS 8 is more about functional tweaks and additions than it is about looks. One of the most useful, and long-awaited features is finally adopting third-party widgets.

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Hidden Message in Apple Transparency Reports Suggest New NSA Warrants

Hidden Message in Apple Transparency Reports Suggest New NSA Warrants

It's not what Apple's most recent transparency reports say that has activists concerned—rather, it's what's missing. Because the sudden omission of a mere two sentences essentially translates to Apple saying that yes, they've now been subjected to the Patriot Act's demands.

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25 Things You Can Do On iOS 8 That You Couldn't Do On iOS 7

25 Things You Can Do On iOS 8 That You Couldn't Do On iOS 7

Load up iOS 8 and you might not notice the difference straight away, but there are plenty of little tweaks and changes behind the scenes . Here are 25 different things you can do on your device that you couldn't do yesterday.

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How to Fix iOS 8's Biggest Annoyances

How to Fix iOS 8's Biggest Annoyances

Every operating system has its share of annoyances and iOS 8 is no different. From an obnoxious U2 album to recent contacts appearing where you don't want them, here's how to fix some of the worst annoyances.

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Apple Won't Turn Over Your iPhone's Data to Police If You're Using iOS 8

Apple Won't Turn Over Your iPhone's Data to Police If You're Using iOS 8

Here's a new feature of iOS 8 that we weren't expecting: Apple announced tonight that the new software makes it impossible for Apple to turn over the data on an iOS 8-equipped iPhone or iPad to U.S. law enforcement, even in the presence of a search warrant. Chalk one up for privacy.

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This Keyboard Autocompletes Text to Emoji and Saves Your Favorite Combos

This Keyboard Autocompletes Text to Emoji and Saves Your Favorite Combos

You downloaded iOS 8 . You checked out the hidden features . We gave you some suggestions on cool keyboards to try, but ugh—who wants to use words? Keymoji is here to phase out the pesky letters from all your digital communication.

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The Apple Watch Is a Fully Post-Steve Jobs Product

The Apple Watch Is a Fully Post-Steve Jobs Product

There's no doubt Steve Jobs left a lasting legacy at Apple. One thing he didn't leave behind: Any plans for a smartwatch.

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A Bug Hits HealthKit Right Before iOS 8 Launch (Updated)

A Bug Hits HealthKit Right Before iOS 8 Launch (Updated)

One of iOS 8's most talked about features is HealthKit , a new API that lets developers build various health-related apps for the iTunes store. However, right before today's iOS 8 launch , it appears that HealthKit hit a snag that made Apple to temporarily remove several apps, according to a report from 9to5Mac.

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iOS 8: The Best Hidden Features

iOS 8: The Best Hidden Features

There are a lot of really great updates to iOS 8 , which just launched today. We've unearthed some of the less obvious tricks and features that are going to level up your iPhone and iPad in a hurry.

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Reminder: Back Up Your Stuff Before iOS 8 Drops

          Reminder: Back Up Your Stuff Before iOS 8 Drops

          iOS 8 is coming soon. (Hands in the air emoji!). Updates are great, but they're almost always buggy, which means you should back up your stuff before you load up the new platform. Here's a refresher on how:

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          iCloud's Two-Step Authentication Is Back and Now Covers Backups

          iCloud's Two-Step Authentication Is Back and Now Covers Backups

          Good news after a harrowing week: Your iCloud account is now (a little) more secure. After popping up briefly and then disappearing—and a highly publicized, unfortunately timed security breach —iCloud's two-step authentication has returned for good, with several important improvements, according to Ars Technica.

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          Vintage ad promising a free U2 tape with every Walkman is fake

          Vintage ad promising a free U2 tape with every Walkman is fake

          Apple recently gave iTunes users something they didn't want for free: a new U2 album. Reactions have ranged from "who the hell is U2?" to "who the hell is U2 and why is this on my phone?" The move has also spawned countless jokes, including the photoshop'd image above. Yes, despite looking plausible enough, it's yet another fake.

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          Tim Cook Says Apple Has Never Shared Data: "You're Not Our Product"

          As part of Apple's ongoing glasnost campaign, Tim Cook was on Charlie Rose last Friday . Part two airs tonight and it looks like it will be a lot meatier, just based on the clip released today: Cook will apparently talk more about the role of privacy at Apple, including their choice not to release or mine user metadata.

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