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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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Bluetooth iPad keyboard case crosses FCC [Updated]

Bluetooth iPad keyboard case crosses FCC [Updated]

Bluetooth keyboards for the iPad aren't exactly rare, but we're still waiting for that perfect pairing: something portable, that doesn't add too much bulk and that makes for an impromptu netbook replacement when you need to batter in a few thousand words on the move.  Shenzhen Paoluy Silicone Technology Co.'s new iPad keyboard case (BL-BKB76), freshly spotted at the FCC, certainly looks like it could hit at least the first two points.

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Free iPhone 4 case round-up

Free iPhone 4 case round-up

Apple are offering a choice of difference iPhone 4 cases as part of their free program to address the so-called Antennagate issue, with a new app that's fresh to the App Store designed to help you order your favorite.  If you're asking what's the difference between the various options then you've come to the right place: check out our roundup of the seven different cases after the cut.

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Apple Bumper refunds start

Apple Bumper refunds start

Whether a free Bumper is enough to salve your iPhone 4 concerns is one question; a more pertinent one, perhaps, is when this free Bumper will arrive.  According to forum members over at MacRumors, Apple is beginning to send out refund emails to those who bought their Bumper through the online Apple Store.  The refunds include any shipping fees and taxes that may have been applied, and will be made straight to the credit card originally used.

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OtterBox Defender Series for iPhone 4 promises ruggedness & no antenna glitches

OtterBox Defender Series for iPhone 4 promises ruggedness & no antenna glitches

As two sheets of glass in a sandwich with a thin metal band, the iPhone 4 isn't exactly the most rugged smartphone we've seen.  Happily third-party manufacturers like OtterBox are around to address that: their new Defender Series for iPhone 4 promises to wrap the Apple smartphone in three layers of protection: a shatter-resistant polycarbonate shell, a clear display screen cover (as well as a clear cover for the Apple logo cutout on the back) and a silicone skin.  Together, OtterBox reckon, it's enough to make the iPhone 4 "nearly indestructible", plus it also addresses the antenna issues too.

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