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Sexy, slim cases to complement your iPhone 6

 I tried and tested dozens of different cases for the iPhone 5s, and the one I kept returning to was Apple's official leather case. It had everything I look for in a case, and it looked fantastic. When I pre-ordered my iPhone 6 Plus, I didn't hesitate to pick up the new leather case to go with it. And I'm glad I did. Just like everything you'll buy from Apple, it's incredibly well-made. It fits the iPhone 6 Plus like a glove, and because it's so thin and lightweight, it adds hardly any bulk, so your shiny new phablet will still fit comfortably in your pocket (just be careful you don't bend it!). The $49 case protects the back and sides of your device, and there's a slight lip that wraps around the front edge to provide some protection for its display. You still get easy access to your headphone jack, Lightning connector and mute switch, and the protruding iSight camera is no longer an issue. I picked up the iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case in olive brown and, while it looks great, I've since seen the red model in my local Apple store and it looks even more dazzling, especially when combined with a white device. — Killian Bell Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

If you’re going to use a case, it should look good. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

You’ve got a brand-spanking new iPhone 6, and boy is it beautiful. You love looking at it and holding its tender, curved edges, but you’re terrified that you’ll drop it and scratch it up. Or worse: shatter the screen into a million tiny pieces.

You need a case that’s protective, functional, and most importantly, good looking. Something minimal and preferably made of quality material. OtterBoxes are great if you’re worried about your iPhone getting run over by a tractor, but most of us want something sleeker for everyday use.

The good news is that there’s already a handful of sexy iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases worth checking out. We’ve collected the very best:

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Steve Wozniak calls Apple Watch a ‘luxury fitness band,’ says bigger iPhones are 3 years late

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Photo: HigherEd Web/Flickr CC

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has long been an unabashed believer that Cupertino should release a bigger iPhone. Around the time of the iPhone 5, he said Apple should have released two different models, one “regular” and one jumbo-size, to better compete with Android superphones

Now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here, Woz is glad. But he’s still being hard on Apple, saying they’re three years too late with the big phones. And he’s not too crazy about the Apple Watch either.

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Pegatron willing to invest half a billion to meet iPhone 6 demand

iPhone 6 Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple’s manufacturers literally can’t build iPhones fast enough. iPhone 6 Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple manufacturer Pegatron is having to expand its production capacity to deal with the epic demand being heaped on it due to the success of the iPhone 6, according to a new report.

Earlier today, Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng told investors that his company has spent upwards of $200 million in 2014 in capital expenditure to help ramp up production, and that this figure is going to increase to a massive $300 million next year.

Although a slowdown in notebook demand meant that Pegatron’s overall revenue is down 6.8% versus the same quarter in 2013, revenue from the company’s communications products (which includes the iPhone 6) grew 10% year on year. Net profit meanwhile leaped an astonishing 92% in the July-to-September period.

For those keeping track at home, this is the same time Pegatron began shipping the iPhone 6.

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iPad Pro, new emojis, and the actors who should never ever play Jobs on The CultCast

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This week: more rumored details of a 12-inch iPad Pro; 755 new emojis are coming soon to your iDevices; with Christian Bale out, we make our list of the actors that should definitely NOT replace him in the Sorkin-penned Jobs movie; and finally… nude or not? Do you keep your iDevices bare or covered up in a case? We ponder the pros and cons and ask the question: why are so many iPhone and iPad cases horrid pieces of garbage? We’ll share some of our faves, too.

Chuckle your way through each week’s best Apple stories! Stream or download new and past episodes of The CultCast now on your Mac or iDevice by subscribing on iTunes, or hit play below and let the chuckles begin.

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iPad Pro, new emojis, and the actors who should never ever play Jobs on The CultCast

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‘Prototype’ iPhone 6 that nearly won 100K finally sells on eBay

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This unfinished iPhone 6 nearly sold for a small fortune before Apple got involved.

Remember the iPhone 6 “prototype” that was listed on eBay and almost sold for $100,000 before getting mysteriously pulled? It was relisted last week and just sold for $11,100.

The seller got what he thought was a brand new iPhone 6 from Verizon only to find what appeared to be an unfinished prototype running internal software. After he told us that he was excited to hear from Apple regarding the prototype, the listing was suddenly taken down.

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Apple might ditch storage chips alleged to cause iPhone 6 glitch

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Photo: Apple

According a rumor in BusinessKorea, Apple is set to switch from using the problematic TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash to MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. MLC NAND was used in the 16GB version of the new iPhone 6 devices, as well as some of the 64GB models, while the 64GB and 128GB models use TLC NAND.

A few days ago we detailed reports that a small percentage of users were having issues with their new iPhones crashing and becoming stuck in a boot loop, supposedly due to the controller IC of the TLC NAND.

Although the suggestion that Apple was looking at a full-on product recall were largely debunked, the company is supposedly looking to fix the problem going forward.

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iPhone 6 crash reports lead to sketchy recall rumor

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Photo: Apple.

A sketchy report from Business Korea claims that Apple might be facing an enormous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus recall due to an issue affecting the 128GB configuration models.

Particularly on iPhones with very large app libraries, some users are supposedly discovering that their new handsets crash and reboot for apparently no reason. This is said to be the result of the “controller IC of the TLC NAND flash.”

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Bendgate redux: Grassroots site posts pictures of 300 bent iPhones

Hundreds of bent iPhones. Photo: One of the Nine

Hundreds of bent iPhones. Photo: One of the Nine

Bendgate is back. A new website is spotlighting the malleability of Apple’s new super-slim smartphone by posting hundreds of pictures of bent iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units.

More than 350 images of deformed Apple phones have been posted by grassroots site One of the Nine, and the submissions keep on coming despite Apple’s claim that a bend in the iPhone 6 is “extremely rare” with normal use.

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YouTube can now handle your awesome 60fps iPhone videos

Photo: Killian Bell

First, smooth video came to your iPhone. Now it’s arrived on YouTube, too. Photo: Killian Bell

For anyone who shoots a lot of videos, having the option to shoot at 60fps is one of the most satisfying parts of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, making your footage as silky smooth as a Barry White pickup line.

If your aim was to put up those videos online, however, until now there’s an excellent chance you were wasting your time, since YouTube was only equipped to handle 30fps.

Fortunately that’s now changed, courtesy of a YouTube update that brings 1080p 60fps to your monitor — provided that you’re using an appropriate browser, which according to my tests includes Safari and Chrome.

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iPhone 6 Plus’s bigger screen leads to higher app engagement

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Want to make money as a developer? You’ve come to the right place. Photo: Apple

If you’re an app-maker looking to rake in the money, you’re better off creating apps for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus than you are for smaller-screened phones, according to a new study.

Analysts at IHS claim that the larger screen size of the iPhone 6 family devices correlate with higher engagement in the form of increased minutes of app usage — in turn leading to more revenue through in-app purchases and advertising.

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