New Gorilla Glass should turn 2018 iPhone display into a tank

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Corning's Gorilla Glass 6 can survive being dropped over a dozen times. Ape not included.
Corning's Gorilla Glass 6 can survive being dropped over a dozen times. Ape not included.
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Corning Gorilla Glass 6 focuses on durability. This cover glass for smartphones has been formulated to not just survive higher drops, but more frequent ones.

Earlier versions of Gorilla Glass have been used on all previous iPhone models since Steve Jobs chose the company to provide screen covers in 2006.

iPhone vs. Android could be ruining your dating life

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50% of women say old phones are a turn off.
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Do you find it hard to score a hot date? Well, using an Android phone could be one of the reasons your dating life is in the trash.

A recent survey of U.S. singles found that 70 percent of eligible people prefer to date an iPhone owner over an Android user. Many of those surveyed said the iPhone is a more sophisticated and high-quality option. For them, Samsung puts off the wrong vibe.

You can now buy AppleCare+ one year after getting an iPhone

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Don't be a fool, protect your tool.
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If you’ve purchased a new iPhone in the last 12 months but failed to buy AppleCare+ to protect it, Apple is ready to cut you a break.

Apple has decided to extend the period in which iPhone buyers can get AppleCare+ to one full year from the data of purchase, after previously only letting you buy it within 60 days.

Save big on screwdriver kit that lets you fix your own gadgets [Deals]

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iFixit's 64-bit driver kit gives you the tools you need to repair your own electronics.
iFixit's 64-bit driver kit gives you the tools you need to repair your own electronics.
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Leaving your damaged phone, computer, or other device at the shop is a guarantee you’ll be wasting a bunch of your cash and time, but we’re left with little choice. Electronics these days are built to be hard to repair, unless you’ve got the right tools. That’s what the DIY-repair revolutionaries at iFixit are offering with this 64-bit Driver Kit, the toolbox you need to get your own gadgets back up and running. Right now you can get it for $34.95 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Apple lets you trade in broken iPhones

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Apple's new trade-in program won't discriminate against cracked iPhones.
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Apple is rolling out several new programs in its retail store locations that will give credit for iPhones with pretty severe damage, according to a report. The program will allow customers with a cracked screen, damaged buttons or damaged cameras to trade in their faulty device without issue. Apple previously wouldn’t accept this kind of damage in its Reuse and Recycle trade-in program.