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Meet the world’s most expensive iPhone 6

Do you think £620 is too much to pay for the new iPhone 6? Well then, how about £1.7 million? Apple commissioned luxury designer Alexander Amosu, who previously created a diamond-clad iPhone 2, to make a “blinged-up” version of the company’s new-release handset from solid 18 carat gold. So, £1.7m ($2.7m) … that’s about what it would cost you to …

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Stuart O'ConnorMeet the world’s most expensive iPhone 6
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Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts

One of the major announcements at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch last week was the band U2 giving iTunes users around the world a free copy of their new album, Songs of Innocence. The internet went into meltdown, with many people expressing displeasure and even outrage that a band they disliked would give them a free album. In response to all …

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Stuart O'ConnorApple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts
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iPhone 6 Plus dispatch delayed?

It looks like Apple already can’t keep up with demand: Pre-ordering an iPhone 6 Plus from the Apple website pushes the dispatch date back beyond the September 19th release date. According to Phone Reviews a dispatch date of “3-4 weeks” is now being reported for certain configurations of the phone, including the 64GB version in Space Grey, Silver and Gold. …

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iPhone 6 pre-orders begin

There’s a palpable sense of excitement in the air this morning as pre-orders for the iPhone 6 begin. The new phone and its 6 Plus variant is available, well, pretty much everywhere: O2, Vodafone, EE, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and Three are all offering the phone in the UK. It’s clearly a big event: at the time of writing the EE …

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WATCH: Samsung adverts bashing iPhone 6

Its always fun when tech heavyweights make fun of each other – and this series of adverts by Samsung is no different. Promoting the recently announced Note 4, the two actors try to point out that on many features, Samsung got there first. It even makes fun of the terrible live stream we experienced on Tuesday.

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Samsung adverts bashing iPhone 6
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iPhone 5S and 5C get a £100 price cut

In unsurprising news, the older iPhone models have received a price cut, following last night’s iPhone 6 / 6 Plus announcement. As our sister website ShinyShiny reports… “You can now get your hands on an unlocked iPhone 5S or 5C for £100 less than you would have paid if you bought one this time yesterday. The iPhone 5S is now …

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James O'MalleyiPhone 5S and 5C get a £100 price cut
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Is Bono the Gavrilo Princip of a new era of corporate control and digital oppression?

At the flick of a switch last night, Apple distributed U2’s latest album to over 500m iTunes customers. And without us asking, the very worst example of corporate dad-rock began to appear on all of our phones, tablets and computers. Whilst in a just world, the act of inflicting Bono on an already suffering world would surely be enough to …

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James O'MalleyIs Bono the Gavrilo Princip of a new era of corporate control and digital oppression?
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It doesn’t matter if Android got there first: It is because Apple has done something that makes it significant

Following last night’s iPhone 6 announcement, there has predictably been a reaction from many of “But Android was doing that years ago!”. And to be fair, this claim sounds pretty plausible: NFC has been a staple feature of many Android phones for years – and smartwatches have been around for over a year now, before Apple waded in. Unfortunately, it …

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James O'MalleyIt doesn’t matter if Android got there first: It is because Apple has done something that makes it significant
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Apple kills off the iPod Classic

As all the celebrating and frothing at the mouth was taking place last night as Apple announced iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch, nary a tear was shed as the tech giant quietly put the iPod Classic to death. Yes, the device that was launched 13 years ago – in October of 2001 – with its revolutionary clickwheel, the device that really …

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Could Apple Pay revolutionise payments?

We’ve had NFC wireless payments for a few years now, but could Apple have just made the technology actually viable? The rumours were true – Apple has come up with a payment system. With iOS8 and the iPhone 6, you’ll be able to save your credit cards to your iOS Passbook, and pay for stuff in shops by swiping your …

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James O'MalleyCould Apple Pay revolutionise payments?