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New Release. Apple announced today the long-awaited Apple Watch smart watch featuring many goodies like a flexible Retina display, personalized watch faces, a digital crown, taptic feedback and it will require an iPhone (from iPhone 5 up). It will be available early next year in three collections starting at $349.

As expected, the venerable iPhone got its yearly update in the form of the larger form factor 4.7” (1334x750) iPhone 6 and the super-sized 5.5” (1920x1080) iPhone 6 Plus. The 4.7” model is $199 with 2-year contract and the 5.5” is $299. Pre-orders start this Friday and both models will ship on September 19th.

Per tradition, last year's iPhone 5s is immediately bumped down to $99 with contract and last year’s plastic iPhone 5c is now Free.
Retail: $349
New release! Verizon Wireless has the new Apple iPhone 6 16GB Smartphone for free when you trade in your old iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, or 5s. New two-year activation required. The new iPhone features a bigger screen, faster processor and supports Apple Pay.
Ends 10/24. eBay is offering a $100 coupon if you list your old cell phone and it doesn't sell as part of their new Flip Your Phone program. You must use their pricing guidelines; valid for 5, 7 or 10 day auction-style or auction-style plus Buy It Now formats. Here's a list of eligible phones.

Make room for the new iPhone 6, expected to be announced on September 9th.
Starting tomorrow, AT&T Wireless is offering a minimum $200 credit toward the purchase of an iPhone when you trade in your old (still working) iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c. Receive a minimum $300 credit when you trade in an iPhone 5s. New two-year agreement required; offer ends September 30th.

You can get an additional $100 bill credit if you activate a new line of service with a smartphone on AT&T Next.

This offer is similar to the trade-in offer from Verizon Wireless but with an extra $100 to $200 credit for an iPhone 5s.

The 4.7" iPhone 6 is $199 and the 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus is $299. The new phones feature A8 processors, 8MP cameras, NFC, barometer, global LTE and Apple Pay and will start shipping on September 19th.
Amazon with SupplyQuick has a 5-pack of Capacitive Stylus Touch Pens for $0.58 with free shipping. Features a built-in soft head and is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, iPod, Motorola Xoom, Nook Color, and other touchscreen devices.
Retail: $25
Best Buy has the MetaWatch MW3007 STRATA Watch for iPhone 4S and 5 and Select Android Mobile Phones (4 colors available) for $40 with free shipping. Features Bluetooth 4.0, link alarm that lets you know when you're out of range of your phone, and comes with weather, stock and calendar widgets.

Has good Best Buy and Amazon reviews. Check out the PCMag review.

  • MetaWatch FRAME Smart Watch (Black or White) for $70 with free shipping
  • $129 Retail: $180
    Amazon with ChargeAllDirect has the ChargeAll Slim Fit iPhone 6 4.7" Protective Case (Clear, Blue or Pink) on pre-order for $2.50 with free shipping (no minimum). Flexible bumper-type case with scratch-resistant backing.

    Ships September 25th.
    Retail: $25
    XtremeGuard is taking 90% off any two screen protectors or full body protectors with coupon code Super90off2. Includes screen protectors and cases for iPhone, iPad, Galaxy S and more. Shipping is free.

    You can get two of their Full Body iPhone 5s Protectors w/ Free Install Kit for $22 - 90% off code = $2.20 with free shipping.
    In-store only. Starting today, Walmart has the new Apple iPhone 6 4.7" 16GB Smartphone (Silver, Gold or Space Gray) on pre-order for $179. Includes a $15 Walmart eGift Card with purchase. The phone will be available on September 19th and require the usual new 2-year contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. Thanks, dennis007!

    The new iPhone features an A8 processor, 8MP camera, NFC, barometer, global LTE and Apple Pay.

    Through September 30th, the four major carriers are also buying back previously owned iPhones as credit towards an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus (with new 2-year contracts):
    In old iPhone news, Best Buy has a contract-free 16GB iPhone 4S (AT&T) for $200 with free in-store pickup only. Add to cart at $50 contract price and select "Buy an unactivated device" and the correct price will be reflected in cart.
    Retail: $199
    T-Mobile is offering its entry-level Simple Starter Plan with 2GB 4G LTE data for $45 per month. The plan, which includes unlimited talk and text, was previously $40 per month with 500MB data. There is no annual contract.

    Through September 30th, the 4-Line Simple Choice Family Plan plus 10GB 4G LTE data (2.5GB per line) is $100.

    Simple Choice customers also get a free AC1900 router ($25 refundable deposit, starts 9/17) and unlimited music streaming which does not count against the data plan.

    A one line Simple Choice plan is $50; a two line plan is $80, then $10 for each additional line. The pricing plan will be in effect until 1/2/16 when it drops to 1GB per line.

    And, starting on September 17th, T-Mobile will have free in-flight texting with any Gogo-ready device, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s (iOS 8).
    iTunes has the Animation Desk Premium iPad App (iOS 6.0+) for $0 downloaded. Allows you to create hand-drawn animations; recently featured on TechCrunch. The iPhone version is also currently free.

    Other iOS apps and games for $0 downloaded include:

  • NoteLedge Premium App
  • PDF Forms Document App
  • Before Leaving Productivity App
  • Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage Game
  • Retail: $4.99
    iTunes has the Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast iPhone and iPad Game (iOS 4.3+) for $0 downloaded. Use augmented reality settings to fight ghosts and ghouls in this addictive game.

    Other iOS apps and games for $0 downloaded include:

  • Private Note
  • Split Wizard - Bills & Shared Expenses
  • Color Status Bar - Custom Top Bar & Dock Overlays
  • Retail: $2
    Amazon with AnkerDirect has the Anker Astro Mini 3000mAh Ultra-Compact Portable Lipstick-Sized External Battery Charger Power Bank Charger (Blue, Pink or Silver) for $17 - $5 off with coupon code ASTROMIN at final checkout = $12 with free shipping.

    Compact charger adds more than a full charge or 9 hours of additional talk time to most iPhones, includes USB charger, and has excellent Amazon reviews.
    Retail: $40
    iTechDeals has the 8-Pin Lightning to Micro USB Adapter for $1.98 - $0.99 off with coupon code DEALN50 at checkout = $0.99 with free shipping. Supports data syncing / charging and is compatible with iPad 4/Mini/Air and iPhone 5/5S.
    Retail: $20
    Amazon with Better Priced Products has the Portable Universal Air Vent Phone Mount for $19.95 - $14 off with coupon code FBC70OFF at final checkout = $5.95 with free shipping on 35+. Works with iPhone 4 to 5s, Samsung Galaxy S 3, 4, and 5 and many other smartphones. Feature 360-degree rotation and locking base.
    Retail: $25
    Amazon has the KAYSCASE ArmorHolster iPhone 6 Heavy Duty Case for $7 - $6 off with coupon code KAYSI66O + $0 shipping with stackable code KAYSI6FS = $1 shipped. Includes 3 pieces: an anti-impact silicon wrap, a hard back case that slides into a locking belt clip swivel holster
    Retail: $26
    Amazon is offering up to a $400 Amazon credit when you trade in a qualifying Apple product. Includes iPhones, iPads, iPods and more. Click the "Trade in" button under the item you have to select condition and see what kind of credit you can get for it.

    They are offering up to $276 for the iPhone 5s (16GB), up to $400 for the iPhone 5s (64GB), up to $104 for the iPhone 4s (16GB) and up to $250 for the iPhone 5 (16GB).

    Most of the main carriers are also offering Trade-in Promos when you buy the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.
    Ends tomorrow. TinyDeal has the DIY Google Cardboard Virtual Reality 3D Glasses Kit for $3.29 with free shipping. Includes everything you need (including lenses and magnets) to create your own VR glasses; works with iPhone, Google Nexus 4/ 5/ 6, HTC One and other 4.5" smartphones.

    More info about Google Cardboard.
    $7.39 Retail: $9.99
    Amazon with BoxWave Corporation has the BoxWave Almost Nothing iPhone 6 Plus 5.5" Case (crystal clear) for $9.95 - $8.95 off with coupon code PGF7ZMXI at final checkout + $2 shipping = $3 shipped. Ships 10/10. Designed to offer protection while remaining almost invisible.

    More about this promo here.
    Retail: $30
    iTunes Store has 1Password 4.5.3 (iOS 7.0+) for $0 downloaded. Normally $18. This is the latest edition of the popular password manager.

  • Fieldrunners 2 Game for $0 downloaded
  • Fieldrunners 2 HD Game for $0 downloaded
  • 1Password for iPhone, iPod & iPad $0 at iTunes
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    Retail: $18
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