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Phones 4U will not be refunding iPhone 6 pre-orders

In another piece of bad news for the failing high street chain, and contrary to previous statements, Phones 4U has announced that it will not be refunding customers who pre-ordered iPhone 6s and paid up front for the device. It has sent an email out to affected customers, informing them to get in touch with…

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Tom PritchardPhones 4U will not be refunding iPhone 6 pre-orders
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Apple has released iOS 8.0.2

You can't fault Apple for its efficiency. A day after the company pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update from iTunes and revealing that iOS 8.0.2 would be released as soon as it's ready to fix the problems, the company has released iOS 8.0.2. That's pretty speedy work. The list of fixes are exactly the same as…

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Tom PritchardApple has released iOS 8.0.2
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New Zealanders could reserve a place in the iPhone 6 queue with a giant emoji

Queuing for a new piece of tech is a time-honoured tradition that has continued into the age of same-day home delivery for some reason. While some people were willing to pay nearly £600 for a spot in the iPhone 6 queue, New Zealand has got it right by letting people reserve their spots. It's quiet…

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Tom PritchardNew Zealanders could reserve a place in the iPhone 6 queue with a giant emoji
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Don’t fall for online rumours, the iPhone 6 can’t be charged in a microwave

People on the internet love to be malicious, and messing with the ignorance of phone users is one of their favourite past-times. When iOS 7 launched the rumour was spread that the software would make devices waterproof, and now it's the return to a classic -- that the iPhone 6 can be charged by putting…

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Tom PritchardDon’t fall for online rumours, the iPhone 6 can’t be charged in a microwave
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Watch the iPhone 6’s biggest design flaw get fixed with an angle grinder

The iPhone is known for its sleek design, and when it was revealed that the iPhone 6 would have a protruding camera a lot of people were understandably confused by this. I imagine a minority of people were upset because this means the phone can never really lie on a flat surface. Well there is…

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Tom PritchardWatch the iPhone 6’s biggest design flaw get fixed with an angle grinder
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The iPhone 6 doesn’t have a very encouraging battery life

Now that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have been released, we finally get to play with the devices for ourselves and determine whether or not what Apple told us was true. At the event Apple promised a great many different battery life statistics, many of which were remarkably average in comparison to…

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Tom PritchardThe iPhone 6 doesn’t have a very encouraging battery life
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The Onion’s take on the iPhone 6 is the only one you really need to read

Now that the iPhone 6 has been released you can be sure that every tech or gadgets outlet that is able to get their hands on one will be publishing a review. No you could trawl through them all to see the difference of opinion, or you could read the review from The Onion that…

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Tom PritchardThe Onion’s take on the iPhone 6 is the only one you really need to read
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Another theory tries to explain why the iPhone 6 is sapphire glass free

The rumour mill was going crazy over the possibility of the iPhone 6 having sapphire glass displays, constantly contradicting itself with pieces of information that were being leaked, or made up, and released online. Then the iPhone 6 came along and didn't have a sapphire glass display, and there are a number of theories as to…

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Tom PritchardAnother theory tries to explain why the iPhone 6 is sapphire glass free
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Apple is limiting NFC to Apple Pay and restricting developer access

Those of you who have been waiting for the iPhone to include NFC are likely thrilled that it's a feature that's going to be included in the iPhone 6, and quite rightly. There's only one problem, though. It's going to be restricted to Apple Pay, and developers are only going to have limited access to…

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Tom PritchardApple is limiting NFC to Apple Pay and restricting developer access
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Apple sold four million iPhone 6 pre-orders in 24 hours

Apple ha a tendency to break pre-order records whenever it announces a new iPhone, and this year has been no exception. According to Apple it actually managed to sell over four million individual iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones within a 24 hour period. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement "Pre-orders for iPhone…

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Tom PritchardApple sold four million iPhone 6 pre-orders in 24 hours
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Why doesn’t the iPhone 6 have sapphire glass?

Sapphire glass was one thing to rumour mill just couldn't decide on, would it be included or would it be scrapped? There were rumours of troubled production, issue with the raw materials, and when the announcement came around we heard... nothing. Not quite nothing, since the Apple Watch will include a sapphire glass display, but…

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Tom PritchardWhy doesn’t the iPhone 6 have sapphire glass?
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Why queue? Reserve an iPhone 6 at your local Apple store instead

Queuing is a great British tradition, and if it was a competitive sport we'd definitely rank amongst the world's best. We saw that people were already starting to queue up outside Apple Stores before the iPhone 6 had even been announced, and no doubt those queues are acquiring mass as we speak. But why queue…

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Tom PritchardWhy queue? Reserve an iPhone 6 at your local Apple store instead
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The latest Samsung advert trolls the iPhone 6 with a Steve Jobs quote

Samsung's adverts have a bit of a track record when it comes to firing shots at Apple, arguably its biggest rival in the smartphone business. Who can forget the airport adverts that referred to iPhone users as wallhuggers? In any case, the aftermath of the iPhone 6 reveal was the ideal time for snarky adverts…

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Tom PritchardThe latest Samsung advert trolls the iPhone 6 with a Steve Jobs quote
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Where and when you can get your hands on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The new iPhones are finally here, and I imagine a number of people will be itching to get their hands on one. Apple was very forthcoming with the information of US pricing and availability, but they weren't so talkative when it came to how we'll get hold of one over here. Fortunately the networks have…

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Tom PritchardWhere and when you can get your hands on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
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iPhone 6 Plus: Everything you need to know about Apple’s ‘phablet’

Well, it looks like the rumours we've been passing around the web for months were spot-on. At Apple's highly-anticipated iPhone 6 launch in Cupertino, California today, Tim Cook and the Apple team launched not one but two new flagship handsets. First up there's the iPhone 6 and then there's the bonus phone: the…

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