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iPhone 4 “Glassgate” sees Mophie & other slider-cases ousted from Apple Stores?

iPhone 4 “Glassgate” sees Mophie & other slider-cases ousted from Apple Stores?

Apple retail stores have apparently suspended sales of slide-on iPhone 4 cases over suspicions that they can scratch or even crack the glass back-panel of the fourth-generation iOS smartphone. According to Cult of Mac's sources in the case industry - who are rather dramatically referring to the issue as "Glassgate" - Apple is now testing all iPhone 4 cases individually to see if they damage the handset; the delay in Apple Store sales could see manufacturers like Mophie and Kensington experiencing significantly underwhelming holiday sales, despite having ordered significant amounts of stock.

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GearZap iPad KeyCase Review

GearZap iPad KeyCase Review

Apple's on-screen keyboards and auto correction technology isn't half bad in iOS, but it's still fair to say that consuming text on the iPad is an easier endeavour than entering it. The Cupertino company's own iPad Keyboard Dock is one way to address the issue, though not especially portable; the GearZap iPad KeyCase - sold by AIDACASE in the US - attempts to remedy that, being a combination Bluetooth keyboard and folio case. Have our typing prayers been answered? Check out the full review after the cut.

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Kensington PowerBack iPad case adds 5hrs extra runtime plus kickstand

Kensington PowerBack iPad case adds 5hrs extra runtime plus kickstand

We can't say we've ever thought the iPad fell short when it comes to battery life, but Kensington obviously aren't content with its 10+ hours of runtime.  The new Kensington PowerBack Battery Case with Kickstand and Dock is basically a mophie juice pack for the Apple slate, combining a battery good for an extra 5hrs, edge-protection and a useful three-position stand that will work in both portrait and landscape orientations.

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Apple Stopping Free iPhone 4 Case Program on September 30th

Apple Stopping Free iPhone 4 Case Program on September 30th

When "antennagate" turned into a whole "thing," Apple's Steve Jobs went out on stage and talked about the situation. He told everyone watching, which eventually made it to everyone else, that the iPhone 4's antenna issues weren't just plaguing the iPhone 4, but that it was a problem with the whole smart phone industry. But, while Jobs can't fix the entire industry, he did offer up a free case program, as well as extending the normal 14-day return policy to 30-days. But, it's September 10th today, and the program is coming to an end in 20 days.

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iNewt case slots iPhone 4 into Newton MessagePad

iNewt case slots iPhone 4 into Newton MessagePad

Ah, the Apple Newton - spiritual predecessor to the iPhone and a PDA cruelly axed before its time.  It seems a surprise that we've had to wait so long to see an iPhone Newton case, then, but happily Charles Mangin is taking on the challenge; his iNewt project will take an expired Newton MessagePad 2000 and trim it down to perfectly wrap around an iPhone 4.

So far it seems he's managed to hack apart one old Newton and craft a custom bay for the Apple smartphone, doing some re-logoing along the way.  A simple hatch door keeps the iPhone 4 in place, and we're guessing there'll be some sort of pass-through cable arrangement so as to charge and sync the handset without necessarily needing to remove it from the case.

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Apple’s Next Generation iPod Touch and Nano Cases Outed

Apple’s Next Generation iPod Touch and Nano Cases Outed

When pictures show up of a new Apple product, it tends to get people in a frenzy. Even if they are, just like in this case, just the outline of the device. With these new cases, the sixth generation iPod Nano and fourth generation iPod Touch are supposedly revealed. No, you don't get to see what the gadgets actually look like, but you do get to see what it would look like to have a very colorful case on them.

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