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Verizon iPhone 4 moved buttons means AT&T bumpers won’t fit

Verizon iPhone 4 moved buttons means AT&T bumpers won’t fit

According to Verizon the physical changes between their new CDMA iPhone 4 and the original AT&T iPhone 4 basically amount to the new CDMA radio. However, we've spotted another potential headache for those looking to switch between the AT&T handset and the new Verizon version: the ringer mute switch and volume buttons have been moved, meaning AT&T iPhone 4 bumpers won't fit on the Verizon handset.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2010

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! This is the last edition before Christmas; I hope you have your shopping done! Last Sunday we went hands on with the LG VL600 LTE modem and it was really cool. We like the service, but the scant data limits of 5GB and 10GB will keep many from adopting if they plan to use it as a broadband alternative. Monday some really cool cases for the iPhone 4 surfaced from Gear 4 that fans of Angry Birds will like. The cases come in three styles with colors and characters from the Angry Birds game.

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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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