iPhone Stories September 9

 

It’s iPhone 7 pre-order day and all the carriers are offering promotions that will let you get a discount on your new device.

The iPhone 7 usually starts at $649 for the entry-level 32GB 4.7-inch iPhone 7 models, but all major carriers including T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon are offering a free 32GB iPhone 7 with trade-in promo.

Sprint is also offering $100 off the 256GB model for online orders, effectively getting you the highest-capacity iPhone 7 model for the price of the 128GB model.

Here’s how it works:

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Spigen is one of the first major Apple accessory makers to start accepting orders for its new line of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases guaranteed to fit Apple’s new device launching next week at its Sept. 7 press event.

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Best Buy is back with another 3-day sale on everything from iPhone and iMac to other electronics including Bluetooth speakers, printers and much more. As usual, everything in the sale ships free in orders over $35.

One standout from the lot is the UE Roll Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in Volcano (black with red accents) for $49.99 shipped. This speaker goes for $70 on Amazon and up from there at other retailers. This is matching our previous mention. This mini speaker has 360 degree sound, a waterproof rating “for up to 30 minutes/depth of 1 meter”, and a 65-foot Bluetooth range. Rated 4+ stars from over 600 Amazon customers.

More Top Deals from the Sale:

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When I reviewed SanDisk’s new Lightning to USB flash drive for iPhone back in April, I noted it was one of the best yet. Today the company is launching a new product that essentially offers the same functionality— extra storage for files that you can access from a companion iOS app— but in the form factor of a sleek iPhone 6/6s case.

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iPhone Stories June 21

A startup called Pearl Automations is today launching preorders for a new accessory that adds a rearview backup camera to just about any car using an iPhone or other smartphone as a monitor. The company is notably made up of a large group of ex-Apple engineers and the accessory is just the first in a line of products it plans that will add various smartphone connectivity features to vehicles.

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Best Buy and T-Mobile are each offering interesting iPhone promotions today, netting a few different freebies with the purchase of select devices. There is a little leg-work required in each instance but it’s likely worth it if you’re after a new device.

Starting at Best Buy, you can pick up a LifeProof FRĒ case when you purchase or lease and activate an iPhone 6/s/Plus for $1 on Verizon Wireless or Sprint. Simply visit this page and add a case to your cart, then head over to the iPhone landing page and choose a device. A two-year commitment is required, full terms and conditions can be found below.

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Switching to T-Mobile, customers that purchase an iPhone via the Equipment Installment Plan will receive a free iPhone SE 16GB. After completing the sign-up, you’ll need to head over to this page and enter coupon code JUNE16IPHONEBOGO while filling out the rebate form. Your credit will come in the form of a prepaid Mastercard within eight months. There are a few details here, including that one phone must be activated on a new line. Yes, there are a lot of details here, but if you’re looking to make the switch, it’s a nice deal.

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Mophie is today launching a new line of wireless Juice Pack products for iPhone that add wireless charging capabilities to the previous lineup of popular battery cases.

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After both eBay and Best Buy launched Memorial Day sales this morning, it’s time for Belkin to get in on the action. The accessories maker is offering 30% off on purchases of $100 or more (before shipping) from now through Monday, May 30th using code SUMMER30 at checkout.

One immediate standout is the Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone which is listed at $129.99, but drops to $90.99 shipped using the above promo code. That’s nearly $40 off the regular listing it still fetches at all retailers including Apple. This is the first notable discount we have seen on the dual Valet model. It features an integrated charger for Apple Watch using auto-alignment magnets, an adjustable lightning connector for iPhone and is compatible with “iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch Edition.” You’ll find even more details in the video below or in our full hands-on review. Anf if you;re just interested in the Apple Watch side of it, that version can be had for $20 off right now via eBay

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iPhone Stories May 26

On my recent trip to San Francisco, I realized that I had forgotten to bring my iPhone wall charger. It wasn’t the end of the world because I had a selection of other phones with me, but I had some key info — like boarding passes etc. — on my iPhone, and I needed to charge it.

Grabbing a new charger would only take $20 and a trip to the local convenience store, but I realized that I had a portable charger in my backpack — one with a Lightning port and plenty of juice to power up my phone. I ended up going a full four days using nothing but the Olala 13000mAh portable battery charger for my energy needs…

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Just in time for this weekend, djay 2 for iPhone or iPad has dropped to $0.99. You’ll be able to create custom mixes and become your own DJ for the big Memorial Day bash. The iPad version typically sells for upwards of $10 and has only been priced lower as a part of an App Store Free App of the Week promotion 13 months ago. Meanwhile, djay 2 for iPhone is also at its lowest price outside of a three day sale in December.

This full-featured DJ app puts users in complete control of the party with integrated support for Spotify and iTunes, enabling users to spin the latest hits anywhere. All you need to do is hook up your device to a sound system and djay 2 will enable you to perform live, create and record mixes or simply sit back and the let the app do the work for you. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 4,100 App Store reviewers. Full description and video below.

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Black + Decker is launching its new “Smartech” batteries today that have Bluetooth built-in to allow for control and monitoring from a companion app on a connected smartphone.

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SunvalleyTek (99% positive feedback from 78,000+) via Amazon offers the RAVPower iPhone 6/s 3000mAh 2A MFi Apple-Certified Battery Case for $35.99. Applying coupon code IOL2879A drops the final price down to $23.99 Prime shipped. For comparison, today’s deal is a 33% savings off the regular going rate, $2 less than the previous deal price and the best available. 

Add this battery case to your arsenal and quickly charge your iPhone 6/s while you’re away from an outlet. It features 2A charging speeds, which is particularly notable given most of the third-party cases we see power at 1A. The 3000mAh capacity offers “125% more battery life” on iPhone 6/s (up to 17 hours of use). Additionally, it has a two-piece snap-together design and LED indicators to show how much power remains. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

With your savings, grab a two-pack of iPhone 6/s Glass Screen Protectors from TechMatte for $5 Prime shipped with coupon code FT3R2KK7.

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iPhone Stories May 4

Moog Music has been known for producing some of the most popular synthesizers since the 70s— we reviewed a couple of the newer models in our Logic Pros series and noted that iPad/Mac synths still can’t quite capture the experience of even a $1,000 Moog. But today Moog is releasing its own iPad and iPhone version of its popular $10,000 Model 15, aiming to offer a similar experience in a $30 mobile app. 

Moog’s own techs helped program the app at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC, according to the company, with the app both resembling the look and sound of the original 1970’s Model 15 hardware:

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Apple has continually done a top-notch job of improving the iPhone’s internal camera system with each release. That said, third-party manufacturers have made a mark with accessories focused on upgrading optics in a variety of ways. Olloclip has made a name for itself with add-on lenses while other brands like Aukey are now pushing low-cost alternatives.

When it comes to replicating a true camera experience, the options have been much more limited. DXO released a Lightning-attached add-on last year, but the price tag and form-factor have remained a deterrent for many. That’s where PICTAR comes in. This retro-inspired accessory add physical controls and functionality via a companion app. The best news is that the price isn’t going to break the bank.

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