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Considerate iPhone Thief Returns Handwritten List of Stolen Contacts

What really sucks about losing your phone—besides losing the phone—is that you also lose a whole bunch of your data. But to help ease that pain, a iPhone thief in China copied down a list of all his victim's contacts (by hand!) and returned it to its rightful owner. All 1,000 of them. Read More >>

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Old iPhones are Being Repurposed to Decorate Your House

Recycling e-waste is kind of important. Our devices are full of heavy metals and toxins that probably shouldn't just chill in landfills. But iPhone repair company Twice Used is designing housewares that put a new spin on old handsets. Read More >>

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Apple and Samsung Get Back in the Ring Over Renewed Patent Row

Just when you thought it was safe to file a patent, Apple and Samsung come out all guns blazing in yet another courtroom battle. It all went a bit quiet for a while following the August 2012 ruling that Samsung had indeed infringed upon Apple's intellectual properties, but now the case is heading back to the courts over the amount of damages due to the Cupertino company. Read More >>

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Watch Every Model of iPhone Get Speed Tested at the Same Time

EverythingApplePro ran an absurdly comprehensive speed test using every iPhone ever made (and a whole bunch of hands). The results might surprise you. [EverythingApplePro via Reddit] Read More >>

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These People Thought the iPad Mini Was the New iPhone

It's one of the oldest tricks in the book, but Jimmy Kimmel gave people on the street the iPad Mini and told them it was the new iPhone. Naturally, these poor, unsuspecting folks bought it hook, line, and sinker. Read More >>

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Apple's New iPhone Jamboree: Everything We Expect to See Today

Apple Day is here, and it's sure to come with a batch of tech presents. Wee've even got a pretty good idea of what they'll be. New iPhones, new colours, iOS 7 updates; here's everything you can expect to see tonight: Read More >>

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Now Is the Worst Time to Buy an iPhone

You're probably well aware by now, but in case you aren't, here's the PSA: iPhone land is about to get a big shake up, and there is no reason for you to buy a new phone before that happens. On Sept. 10th, we're (probably) going to be seeing not one but two new flavours of iPhone, and you'll want to know about them before you make your decision. Read More >>

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The Apple Store's New Mystery Machine Helps Unbreak Your iPhone Screen

Just the other day, Apple announced that you can now get your smashed iPhone screen fixed in-store for the low (?) cost of around £100, with or without AppleCare in select stores. This is the machine that lets them do it. Read More >>

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Apple's Got a Huge Waiting List of Cops Who Need iPhones Cracked

It's no secret that the police aren't very good at breaking into encrypted iPhones, but they've been asking Apple for help. A lot of help. According to reports by CNET the US government asks for so much help that the "please decrypt this iPhone for me" waiting list is at least seven weeks long. Read More >>

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This Is How You Respond to Rumours

Don't hand your iPhone to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. During an interview on Finnish TV show Hjalliksen kanssa, an interviewer made exactly that mistake, and is now short one functional iPhone, because Elop threw that sucker straight on the floor. Read More >>

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The iPhone 5 Jailbreak Is Finally Here

Freedom! It's been a long time coming, but following last week's iOS 6.1 release, there's finally a jailbreak that'll work on your iPhone 5, and it extends to pretty much every other iOS 6.1 device out there too. Read More >>

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Is This a Patent for the Rumored "Budget" iPhone?

It's a rumour that never dies: Apple is working on a cheaper, "budget" iPhone that will push for market-share in developing markets where the companies typically premium are especially expensive. But in the absence of hard evidence, we have soft evidence. Like this patent for a plastic iPhone. Maybe this is that rumoured budget iPhone? Maybe? Read More >>

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It Hurts To See These 127 iPhones Crushed By a Bulldozer, Even Though They're Fakes

Counterfeit goods that get found out often get destroyed. That should come as no surprise. But that doesn't mean it's easy to watch, especially if the fakes are this convincing. Take this Russian crush-fest, for example, where a bulldozer demolished 127 iPhones, found to be cheap imitations masquerading as the real thing. Read More >>

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This Genius Used OkCupid To Get a "Date" With the Scumbag That Stole His Phone

What do you do when your iPhone is stolen? Cry? Get a new one? Scream at the sky? How about tracking down the thief by luring him to a sexy date over OkCupid and then threatening him with a hammer so he gives it back? That last one worked out pretty well for Nadav Nirenberg. Read More >>

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