What we know about the iPhone 6S so far... (Part 4 of 4)

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September is drawing ever closer which means that the iPhone 6S release is just weeks away! We can barely contain our excitement so to unleash some of the tension we’ve put together one final list of iPhone 6S rumours that will have you salivating in anticipation.

The aesthetics

In early July 9to5Mac claimed to have sources leaked images that show what the latest iPhone 6S will look like. Put simply, it’s slim, streamlines and utterly sexy.

A kaleidoscope of stylish colours

This year’s latest iPhone will be available in a myriad of stylish yet subtle colours designed to slip seamlessly into contemporary lifestyles. Think gold, silver, space grey and a chic new rose gold hue.  Rumours are even circulating that as well as rose gold in anodised aluminium, this colour could also be available in genuine 18-carat rose gold as seen in the luxury Edition Apple Watch which comes with a price tag of £8,000.

Series 7000 aluminium alloy casing

Leaked pictures appear to show external and internal silver metal casing. Could this be the same next generation Series 7000 aluminium alloy used to craft the Apple Watch Sport? If so, the strengthened composite would offer iPhone6S users a whole lot of durability.

Sizing specs

The sizing specs of the iPhone 6 went down a treat with users which makes us think that the 6S version will stick to the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch dimensions. Leaked pictures of the casing also appear to indicate these measurements. That said, a Chinese supply line source has also claimed that the iPhone 6S will be o.2mm thicker than its forerunner. This is likely due to the all-new Force Touch technology that will feature in the screen. The protruding camera will also add a little extra width bulk however rest assured that the device itself will still be seductively slim.   

Weighing in

Despite the fact that the iPhone 6S shell is supposedly thicker than its predecessor, it will weigh in at two grams lighter.

Reinforced key areas

One of the biggest complaints about the iPhone 6 was the bending issues experienced by users, aptly named the ‘Bendgate’ scandal. The new version features reinforcement around key areas such as the home button and the volume buttons to prevent this from occurring. Of course, protecting devices with an iPhone 6S case is also a sure-fire way to keep smartphones looking at their best.

September is coming and we are beyond excited to find out the truth behind the electrifying reports surrounding the iPhone 6S. Whatever comes to light, we’re pretty certain that the device is going to knock our socks off!

What we know about the iPhone 6S so far... (Part 3 of 4)

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Ready for the third instalment of iPhone 6S rumours surrounding the wildly anticipated new device? Read on for some of the biggest and best predictions yet!

A mysterious STMicro chip

As well as the updated NFC chip the iPhone 6S will also sport a second STMicro chip, however its function has not yet been confirmed. So far, rumours speculate it will be used for data security. This will see users enjoy heightened protection on soft SIM, health or biometric data, as well as secure multimedia streaming and watertight enterprise authentication.

Sapphire glass

While sapphire glass was widely slated as a dazzling new feature on the iPhone 6 it never made an appearance due to manufacturing issues. In this model however we’re pretty certain that the robust scratch resistant material will make its grand debut.

A lighting fast new processor

Interestingly, sources are musing that the iPhone 6S could flaunt a new A9 processor developed by Samsung. Talk about a surprising collaboration! It will be smaller, smarter and less power hungry. Instead of operating on the current 20nm process the A9 will use 14nm.

RAM upgrade

When it comes to memory and performance the iPhone 6S offers users a new level of efficiency. It will see RAM jump from the current 1GB level to a huge 2GB.

Anti-shatter technology

iPhone cases are an integral part of protecting devices, however rumours are also flying around that the latest model will feature a revolutionary new screen safety feature to ensure that if devices are dropped they always land face up. How? A vibrating motor, air foils vents or ejecting batteries will spin the handset in-flight to avoid any shatters. Apparently Apple has already been granted a patent.

Farewell to the home button

Another big rumour is that Apple is shunning the home button to offer users a larger display and more streamlined experience. This will see Touch ID technology integrated into the entire display and give the device the ability to simultaneously detect multiple fingerprints.

OLED screen

While it’s unlikely the iPhone 6S will feature this technology, it’s not impossible. Apple is currently developing a new smartphone compatible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen, as seen in the Apple Watch. It will replace the current LED-backlit Multi-Touch display.

Flexible devices

OK, so this prediction is a little far-fetched but it’s no secret that Apple has been channelling cash into the development of bendy devices. Will the iPhone 6S be malleable? Probably not but a few generations into the future and supple smartphones could be a reality.

Still thirsty for more news? We’ll quench your tech thirst with one last instalment, coming up soon!

what we know so far about iPhone 6s - part 4

What we know about the iPhone 6S so far... (Part 2 of 4)

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Following on from our previous post, here’s a brand new set of rumours, predictions and confirmed features surrounding the iPhone 6S release.

The operating system

In early June it was revealed that the iPhone 6S would run on iOS 9, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch software. This was revealed at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and attracted global attention.

Siri gets smarter

When Siri first made its grand debut in 2011 iPhone 4S users were enamoured. The intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator represented a new era of functionality and intuitivism for iPhone users and has gone on to become one of the brand’s most iconic features. Now, Apple has elevated Siri to new heights and rolled out a series of updates to the natural language user interface. The feature will now be more proactive when it comes to recognising behaviour which will see users offered suggestions before they realise what their intentions are. 

What will it be called?

Judging by previous release trends, the new device will be called the iPhone 6S. If Apple plans to release a larger screen version (which is highly likely) we’ll also see the introduction of the iPhone 6S Plus.

The all new News app

Designed to offer users an experience similar to reading a hard copy magazine, News app is an image centric feature boasting big glossy visuals and an intrinsically interactive user experience.

Force Touch

It swept Apple Watch users away when the device made its grand debut in April, and now Force Touch is set to grace iPhone 6S screens. While it offered wearable tech users the opportunity to layer up buttons on a small display screen, its integration as an iOS feature will see it act as an intelligent shortcut tool. Internally the feature is referred to as ‘Orb’ (thanks to our Apple insiders for this info!) and has been designed to allow users to skip lengthy option selection or button press processes. For example, it can be used to fast-track direction routing in the Maps app, speed up music related requests, enhance the web browsing experience and bring up shortcuts on home screen icons.

DSLR style camera

According to high profile tech blogger John Gruber, the new iPhone 6S will feature the “biggest camera jump ever.” The advanced two-lens system will elevate performance to DSLR standard imagery and capture shots in a mesmerising 12 megapixels. The front camera will be capable of capturing 1080p video at 60fps and 240fps in slow motion mode, complete with flash support for a crystal clear finish. Don’t forget to invest in an iPhone 6S case with a camera peep hole to ensure you can make the most of the ultra-advanced new camera.

Near field communication

Barclays researchers speculate that the iPhone 6S will feature a brand new near-field communication (NFC) NXP 66VP2 chip that ups the ante from the 65V10 seen in the 6 and 6 Plus.

Still hungry for more iPhone 6S gossip? We’ve got one more instalment on the way, don’t miss it!

part 3 of what we know about iPhone 6s so far

What we know about the iPhone 6S so far... (Part 1 of 4)

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The iPhone 6S release date is just weeks away, and as a bunch of self-confessed Apple obsessives we couldn’t be more excited about the next generation smartphone. When its predecessor, the iPhone 6 first hit stores last September the world snapped up 10 million devices in just three days, and the latest version is set to fly off shelves even faster! So what galvanising new features can we expect to see in the iPhone 6S?

We’ve scoured the web and pooled together all of our insider intelligence to bring you a sneak peek at the rumours surrounding the release of the brand spanking new iPhone 6S. Hold onto your keyboards because there is some seriously exciting content ahead!

The iPhone 6S release date (When will the iPhone 6S be released?)

This is one of the biggest iPhone 6S rumours and the general consensus seems to be that the release date will follow the same pattern Apple has adhered to for the past few years. The regular schedule sees new models released every September and we’re almost 100% certain that the iPhone 6S will follow suit. Just look at the iPhone 5. In September 2012 Apple treated us to the initial model, followed by the iPhone 5S and 5C in September 2013. Given the fact that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced on September 9, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on September 10 and the iPhone 5 on September 12, we’re guessing that the second week of September is a good bet for the release date. September 8 or 9 to be specific!

Publicity and official announcement

We’ve heard that the new handset will officially be launched during a keynote speech delivered by Tim Cook, Apple chief executive. He’ll be joined by a fellow flock of high profile Apple deities, including Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing and Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet software and services.

When will it hit stores?

While the official announcement date is pegged for early September, the iPhone 6S won’t be on-sale to the public until later in the month. At least that’s what a leaked internal email from Vodafone suggests. The document identifies September 25 as the official public sale release date, with pre-orders starting on the 18th. Already, retailers are starting to develop iPhone 6S cases that will complement the brand new generation of device.

How many have been produced?

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple has requested a record breaking number of new models. While last year’s release saw around 80 million on order, this year manufacturers have produced an eye-watering 90 million! This indicates Apple has enormous confidence in its latest model becoming an instant best-seller.

Want to know More? Don’t miss our second sneak peek instalment coming soon!

iPhone 6s features, news, updates part 2

 

Meet our Exclusive range of iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus Cases


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Excitement is growing for the upcoming launch of the iPhone 6S and as a team of self-confessed Apple addicts, we’re doing everything we can to fuel the anticipation. Of course, this means we’ve developed two very special new additions to the More-Case range, both compatible with the next generation device that’s set to hit stores in September. If you want to start protecting and pimping your sexy new iPhone 6S from the moment it enters your palms, read on for a glimpse at our newest additions.

More Duo Tough Extreme Series Case for iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus (see here)

duo tough extreme iphone 6s and 6s plus cases available for pre-order

Super sturdy yet surprisingly slim, the Duo Hybrid Series cases are designed to provide maximum protection with minimum bulk. The beautifully designed casing features a bumper frame and outer shell crafted with sleek, military grade UV coated hard polycarbonate, plus a second reinforced polymer-coated flexible TPU inner layer. This helps to absorb every day drops and bumps.

The textured outer is utterly touchable and features a raised anti-slip bezel to keep screens safe and shatter free. Rubberized shield buttons are ultra-sensitive to soft touch. Rubbery inner layer absorbs shock from bumps and drops, along with a superior grip control. This case is available in an array of on-trend colours that will make you the envy of every new iPhone 6S owner. Choose from champagne gold, Dante red, gunmetal, jet black, infinity white, hot pink, metal slate, pearl blue and satin silver.

More Ultra Thin BumperLicious Case + Clear Hard Back Series for iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus (see here)

iphone 6s and 6s plus BumperLicious case available on pre-order

With its ultra-thin body and transparent back the More Ultra Thin BumperLicious Case + Clear Hard Back Series has been designed to show off the inner beauty of the iPhone 6S while simultaneously providing all-encompassing protection. The product is crafted from high-grade soft thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for exceptional resistance against accidental drops. The entire case is just 0.7mm thick which means it adds barely any bulk to the already super slim smartphone. 

We understand that third party accessories play an integral role in enhancing the iPhone experience which is why this case features all the necessary cut-outs to host extras such as Beats by Dre and non-Apple lightning chargers. Thanks to the use of easy touch technology users enjoy super responsive power and volume buttons that feel fantastic on the fingertips. This stunning case is available in seven colours designed to complement the individual tastes of every iPhone 6S user. As well as crystal clear, snap it up in gold, pink, purple, turquoise, blue and grey.

Please check our dedicated page for iPhone 6S Cases and iPhone 6S Plus Cases, where you will find more information about new ranges of cases along with updated official iPhone 6S UK release date.

51+ Worse case scenarios for the iPhone...

 

list of weirdest iphone cases

So here it is... the largest collection of  f***ed up iPhone cases in the world. If this was America and not the internet, you'd probably find this collection somewhere along Route 66 near Pig's Knuckle Missouri, next to the largest ball of twine in the world and across the road from the Museum of Cheese.  We have trawled the back streets of Etsy, scoured the souks of Ali Baba and we've even looked into the future, to find and present to you some of the stupidest and most brilliant uses for plastic, felt and wood in the world. Enjoy or endure.

 

As most of this list will be hard enough to get your head around, we've attempted to make it less confusing by categorising some of the madness. It doesn't, and won't help, but at least we tried.

 

Let's start with....

 

Food and Drink Cases:

1) KFC Chicken Drumstick iPhone Cases  (finger lickin'...we'll just stop there)

kfc chicken drumstick iphone 6 case funny

This one's from the Colonel... and frankly it's about time! We were literally fuming in the office the other day, trying to work out why no one had invented a chicken drumstick iPhone 6 case. Thanks KFC, our lives are now complete.... and it tastes just like KFC too... mmmmm...


2) Baby's Bottle iPhone 6 Case (yes, someone somewhere, with a factory, thought this was the way forward)

 

baby bottle weird funny iphone 6 case

This one's for the fetishists or the Japanese... or Japanese fetishists. Nothing says 'stay away from me, I've got a patio full of dead hookers', quite like holding a giant baby's pacifier to your ear every time you have to make a call (probably to your psychiatrist)....

 

3) 3D Food Pervy & Weird iPhone Cases

food based iphone 6 case bizarre

There's a bunch of these. They are all weird. If you own one, you'll probably want them all, in which case please Google 'I need therapy...' and dial the first  number you see


So you really like food and you want the whole world to know. This snappy range can make your wildest food-iest dreams come true. Except the one about covering yourself in cold baked beans, which is basically what you really want to do isn't it? Come on, own up... you like food... sexy sexy food....

 

4) Vodka Bottle iPhone 6 Cases ( yes it's a vodka bottle... no it's not clever)

vodka bottle shape iphone 6 case strange

We get it, you like Vodka. You're probably 17 and you bought this in Magaluf when you were off your nut on Jager bombs? Let's recap.... exactly how much did you pay for this elegant piece of marketing? Well we have news for you Timmy... they ABSOLUTLEY saw you coming.....

 

5) Edible iPhone Case (WTF?)

edible iphone case weird

We may laugh (well OK we WILL laugh), but this case at least serves a purpose. Yes, you can actually eat it... It's made of brown rice and salt and probably tastes as bad as it looks, but still, if you're hungry and you've forgotten your sarnies, then it's a snip at $80.


Now we've whetted your appetite for the worst in iPhone cases let's move on to a personal favourite category of mine.

 

iPhone Cases that look like Animals:

 

6) Cockroach Silicone iPhone 6 Case (for any budding entomologist plushophiles out there)

cockroach iphone 6 case funny

Yes it's a cockroach! Admittedly it's a soft, plushy and possibly quite cute cockroach, if such a thing exists, but it's still a bug. Look, you don't need to speak to anyone if you don't want to, and please  stop looking at me like that.

 

7) Lobster iPhone Case (or should that be iLobster?)

lobster shape iphone case bizarre

Oddly I think I can see the method to this madness. 'Jim? Do you still have those 10.000 novelty plastic lobsters? From the Chinese Year of the Lobster party? You do! Great, I've got a brilliant idea!” It's also worth mentioning that it wouldn't be a great idea to leave this beside you on the beach, because some tree hugger is bound to try and reintroduce it into the wild.

 

8) Half Cat iPhone Case (no we don't get it either)

half cat funny iphone case

If words ever fail me...this would do it. Thankfully they never have. This is half a cat....and it's not even the half you'd expect. We do love the little bell though. Although I feel the need to point out... it's still half a cat.

 

9) iPhone Whale iPhone 5 Case (nope... I think we've described this one perfectly)

whale iphone 6 case

It's a blue whale and you'll never guess where its blow-hole is. Still the tail does make a handy stand if you want to turn your iPhone into a little cinema to watch Free Willy or other whale related movies. There's a name for people like you, who like little gel animals... I don't know what it is, but it's probably not a nice name.

  

10) Isopod iPhone Case (if we can Google it... then so can you)

isopod iphone 6 plus case creepy

We've done creepy crawlies already, although to be fair the last one was kind of cute. This thing looks like something from an 80's episode of Doctor Who.  The good news is that only 500 will ever be made and the even better news is that they are stupidly expensive. So the chances of you finding one under your bed are slim.

 

Moving on from Animals please allow us to present iPhone cases that are supposed to look like....

 

Parts of the Body Cases:

 

11) Creepy Hand iPhone Case ( Yep once again...we've nailed the header)

creepy hand iphone case with stand feature

Quirky? Me? No!  Yes, it's a fake rubber hand for your iPhone, so that when you're waiting for the friends you don't have, to not call... you can leave it lying around to terrify your mother, who you clearly still live with... 

 

12) The Booby iPhone 5S Case ( or is that prize?)

tits breast iphone 6 case funky


No you haven't gone mad.... this iPhone case really is a pair of tits. We're shuddering to think of the meetings and pitches and research involved in turning this insane product into a reality, but here they are in all their perky glory. Why these guys aren't working for NASA is still a mystery to us all here in the office.


13) Ear Shaped Funny iPhone Cases  (not much we can add really)

ear shaped humor iphone 6 case

What we have here is a giant ear, which you hold to your ear when you make a call. If you have two iPhones, then you could in theory hold both to your ears and pretend to have massive ears, or you could borrow your friend's case... oh wait you can't, because you haven't got any friends. Still the gag would still work if you only had one ear! No, wait, sorry it wouldn't... because the joke's so damn far from funny, it would die of exposure if it ever tried to walk back.


14) Nose Shaped iPhone 5S Case (who knows?)

nose shaped weird iphone 5s case

I can only assume they got really bored in the moulding room, when Hana came up with the silicon Nose case. Which has, as you can see, a nose on the back. It's described as a 'handy way to hold your phone while making calls,' as you can insert two fingers. Perfect for anyone too lazy to actually use their other fingers. I'm just glad they didn't have access to the moulding room during the office Christmas party or there might have been somewhere else to stick two fingers.

 

So we've got the anatomy out of the way, let's move on to another of my favourites...

 

Cases for those who think they are Rambo:

 

15) Hand Gun iPhone 5 / 5S Case (kind of... but I'm also just pleased to see you)

gun pistol shaped iphone 5 5s case funky

At last an iPhone case for those who love to travel. If your departures are just too easy, why not add this unique handgun shaped iPhone case to your hand luggage? It may well add 45 minutes or so extra to each flight as you explain the hilarity of the joke and that you are an idiot and not a terrorist.

 

16) Mace Spraying iPhone 5 Case (Someone had to do it... well OK they didn't, but they did anyway)

mace gas pepper spray iphone 5 case 

Here it is the perfect case for blinding children. It really is the best iPhone case for those Sunday afternoon picnic selfies. Oh how we laughed on the way to A & E, when little Jenny tried to take a family portrait. We should point out this case is probably illegal EVERYWHERE, except possibly Texas and parts of Bulgaria.


17) Knuckleduster iPhone Case ( In the olden days when Gangsters drove jags, they would punch each other with these things instead of popping caps)

knuckle duster iphone case

Keeping with the 'When I was younger I killed a man' range... how about this little beauty. People will think twice about stealing your iPhone after they see you wielding this... not because you look tough, but because clearly you're a moron.

 

18) Stun-Gun Taser iPhone 5S Case ( yes this is real... God alone knows why)

taser stun gun volt iphone 5s case weird

Presumably from the back pages of Guns and Ammo. Once again worth pointing out, it's probably illegal everywhere except America and the other parts of Bulgaria. Regardless, just imagine the fun when your domestic partner (assuming you have one, which frankly is a BIG leap of the imagination) tries to secretly read your texts... unless of course it goes off in your pocket first, which to be fair, is probably for the best.

 

19) Titan Blade Case (sorry, doesn't come with the sword)

titan blade iphone case wacky

I was in two minds about adding this to the 'stuff from films and games catagory', but this Attack on Titan Blade case can't help it if it looks like a samurai sword. Well OK, it looks like a sword hilt... Still the handle actually works, and by works, I mean it opens the camera. Oh it's just like being in the game... except, not really....

  

Cases that look like stuff...

 

20) Massive Comedy Banana Case (...)

banana shaped wacky big iphone 6 case

OK technically this could have gone under food, but there's an issue....it's not the fact is a banana, I mean yeah, I don't get that... but why the hell does it have to be so big... there's more silicon here than at a Footballers Wives' party.


21) Rock iPhone Case (…not an actual rock)

rock shaped worst iphone case 

Yes it's a rock. If you really want to make your phone look like a rock then this is really the only case for you. Although if this is your idea of style, Christ alone knows what your house looks like. Also, try not to confuse it with other rocks.

 

22) Apple Shaped iPhone Case (you'd get it if it looked more like an apple)

eaten apple iphone case weird ugly

I can see what they did here... you have an 'Apple' iPhone so they brought out a case that looks like an Apple, well a half eaten apple and being honest, it's not really convincing at that. You're only likely to own this case if you bought it under the influence of mind altering substances.

 

23) Mug Shaped iPhone Case (for mugs)

mug shaped iphone case 

A silicon case which makes your phone look like a mug. Of course! Why ever not! After all, it now comes with a handle on the back so you can hold it like a mug, (you that is... not the case)

 

24) Suitcase Shaped iPhone 6 Covers (not to scale)

suitcase shape iphone 6 case

Aw look, it's a little suitcase for your iPhone. It's got little stickers to show you where it's been and little wheels so you can wheel it along the floor... well you could if you were about 8 inches high (or possibly just high?) The connection? Well let's see, some suitcases are also rectangular. How did we miss that?



25) Broken SkateBoard iPhone Case (logically it had to happen one day)

broken skateboard iphone case humor funny

I was just going to throw this one in the WTF section. It's a skate board, no wait it's half a skateboard and it's half a skateboard because... well I spent some time on this question and I still can't figure it out. Still it could be worse ( as I have demonstrated repeatedly above.)

 

Cases that do stuff (well, more stuff than just protect our phones.)

 

26) Bottle Opener iPhone Case (aka The Aussie Army Knife)

bottle opener iphone 5 5s 6 6 plus case

Finally something we can use....or at least people who work in bars and drink beer can use. It's only available in Australia, which kind of makes sense, as the Australians are the only people in the world who need this. As you can see, it opens your bottles and it makes phone calls... genius! First World Problems? Not us.

 

27) iPhone 6 Lighter Case (as in cigarette... not carbon fibre)

iphone 6 plus case lighter feature

Isn't technology great? Just as the rest of the world finally gives up smoking and takes up the vapestick, this Chinese tech start-up comes up with a handy gadget for setting fire to your ear. 

 

28) iFoolish Drawing Board iPhone Case (we called them etch-a-sketches in my day)

ifoolish iphone weird useless board case 

For those who really like the iPhone, but don't actually want to use any of its functions. This Sketch-a-set iPhone case is the perfect solution. Stuff the silly free iStore and all those daft apps, if you want to write things down on your iphone, then write it in crayon on the front. It's what technology is all about.

 

29) Measuring Tape iPhone 5 Case (the perfect marriage)

dewalt iphone measuring case 

This case sounds like a really good idea untll you actually think about it. Sure it's handy to have a measuring tape down on the bulding site... unfortunately it's also the last place you'd want to take your iPhone 5. Building sites are why Nokia is still in business, because brickies have a tendency to nail their 7100 to floor boards, brick them into walls and  generally drop them from great heights. The company which makes this (otherwise very clever) case, further ruins things by pointing out that they do not provide an app to record the measurements taken and recommends writing them down... (or perhaps you could use an App made by a company with some form of clue.)


30) Multi Tool iPhone 6 Plus Cases (See the Aussie army knife above, but add in useless scissors)

multi tool iphone 6 case 

So now your phone can do everything! And by everything, I mean it can do everything you can get free from a chritmas cracker. Nail file, crappy screwdriver and red and blue mini pens all make a showing. Brilliant! But how long before you lose at least one of the bits? Well I reckon it would last at least an hour.

 

31) Chalkboard Case ( not to be confused with the Drawing Board Case, see above)

iboard chalk board iphone 5s case 

Once again some bright spark has come up with a way to add an extra dimension to your iphone. Believe it or not this black board case enables you to create semi permanent messages on the back of your actual phone and in chalk no less. I know! We were speechless in the office too. (Sadly it does not come with a blackboard eraser which would have been very useful to lob at the inventor's head)

 

32) MYPHONEREADERS iPhone 6 Case with built-in reading glasses (It's like NOT 3D, but WITH the glasses)

myphonereaders iphone 6 & iPhone 6 plus case wacky kickstarter

Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/1fkoBvO 

By the time you read this, Dr Eric Radzil, will probably have headed back to his day job tail firmly between his legs.... but for the last week, he's been on the brink of creating something new. An iPhone case which has its own built-in pair of reading glasses, which snugly attach to the case by using magnets. There are probably worse ideas out there, but not many. We salute Dr Radzil and you never know, it might still happen... (except it won't)

 

iPhone cases for the Vain and self obsessed:

 

33) Selfie Hair Brush Cases for iPhone (STOP POSTING PICTURES ON FACEBOOK!)

selfie hair brush iphone 6 case strange 

There's quite a growth martket in cases designed to help you post more and more pictures of yourself on the internet, in a weird attempt to build the self esteem you are so clearly lacking.  This one is one of the worst. It's a hair brush on one side and it has a mirror on the back. You could probably use the handle to help you throw up too, if you're still not getting the attention you so evidently crave.  (Guys if you're thinking about doing any of these things go speak to someone... seriously)

 

34) Bra Pocket iPhone Case ( Over-Shoulder-iPhone-Holder )

funky but stupid bra holder iphone case  

Just in case you weren't sure how to get breast cancer, or just really like answering your phone with your armpit, this handy gadget addresses both these issues simultaneously. Oh, one minor point....  you'll probably have to go out without a top on to get full functionality and effect. Or you could just get a handbag.

 

35) Fonhandle iPhone 5 / 5S Covers ( Nope, don't even know where to start....)

fonhandle iphone 6 plus case strange useless

We've seen this idea before (just above in fact). It's basically a big comb with an iPhone case built in. Whether the handle is for selfies, brushing your hair, or whatever else you're supposed to do with it... is a moot point. It's ugly and stupid and you'd be better off giving your money away to someone with either taste or a brain.

 

36) High Heel Hell Case for iPhone (in these shoes?... I don't think so!)


high heel iphone 5 5s case weird

Now here's a handy bit of tech. We all know phones are heavy and that ladies lack space and places to keep things. With that in mind, the creators of this nifty pair of shoes with a built in phone case, will come as welcome news, until that is they actually want to use their phone or ever have to step through a puddle.

 

Next up on our journey to discover the worst cases known to (wo)mankind are

 

The WTFs... This particular pigeon-hole is so hard to define we're not going to bother trying, so here they are.... the unexplainables.

 

37) Retro iPhone Case (Brick Mobile)

retro iphone 6 case and iphone 6 plus case

Apple have spent millions making their trademark beautiful and functional phones, but the good news is, if you're insane, you can completely spoil that look by wasting just a few pounds on this ridiculous monstrosity. 1989 here we go!

 

38) iDontBend iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus Cases (I could have come up with a  snappier title, but I was too busy breathing) 

i dont bend iphone 6 and iPhone 6 plus case humirous 

I kind of get this, it's like a little suit of armour for your iPhone. In case it ever falls out of a plane or you have a habit of dropping it off buildings. In fact the only way to give it more protection is to get it a Sicilian Godfather. Unfortunately like most Sicilian God Daughters, it's just too ugly and comes at too high a price.

 

39) Pinball - Cool iPhone Case (Something something Wizard?)

pinball funny weird iphone case

OK, so this one.... should it be here? Is it a phone case, is it really? Well OK, it's not, but it is awesome, and frankly more practical than 90% of the others on this list. Go buy it now and play that silver ball. Pinball's cool too!

 

40) Sponge iPhone Case (I wouldn't have believed this existed, had I not seen some of the others.)

sponge apple logo iphone case weird and funky

This one is genius. No really... what this company have done is adapted a sponge and turned it into an phone case. Not only will it make you look like you shop in the Pound Store, it will make your expensive, next generation piece of tech... water absorbent. Perfect for those who want to trade style and functionality for ridicule and a broken phone. It does however have an apple logo on the side, so some idiots are going to buy this.

 

41) Bubble-Wrap iPhone Case (a case of less fun)

bubble wrap iphone 6 case that doesn't pop 

If ever there was a product which missed the point entirely, then here it is. A bubble wrap case for your phone, with real unpoppable bubbles... Wait what... unpoppable? WTF? There is a cheaper version of the case too. It's called bubble-wrap and is available from the Post Office.

 

42) The Insulin Injection iPhone case (The only one that will actually do anyone any good... unless of course you're not diabetic)

the insulin injection iphone 6 case

I feel mean including this one, because if you have diabetes, then this is arguably a very  cool case and probably pretty useful. I just can't help thinking maybe people with this condition have solutions of their own and they don't need to wear it on their iPhone.

 

43) StuckOnz NanoHolds Covers for iPhone 6  (The case time left behind... or at least you will in time)

nanoholds stuckonz iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus case silly 

If like me, you love nothing more than leaving your phone in cafés, on buses, in bars, toilets and basically anywhere you shouldn't, then this could be the case for you. The Stuckonz Nanopadz offers you the chance to stick your phone to a flat surface like a bus shelter or a pub mirror or a window. Presumably so you can covertly film your flatmates in the shower.  Naturally it's only a matter of time before you leave it stuck somewhere stupid  and lose it. Oddly the project has smashed its crowd funding target mark and now it's only a matter of time, before you can find a free iPhone stuck to a nightclub mirror...

 

44) Ouija Board Wooden iPhone 6 case (spooky!)

Ouija board iphone 6 case spooky 

Sometimes it's not enough contacting friends and family at home and abroad. So for those who are looking to make connections on the other side, this is the case for you. Just be careful before signing any new contracts.

  

And so as we move towards the grand finale I'd just like to throw in  a couple of little outfits for your iPhone. These are for the kind of people that dress their dogs up at Christmas and talk to their teddy bears when no one's looking....

 

iPhone Dress-Up Box:

  

46) Hoodie iPhone Sleeve (whatcha looking at?)

hoodie iphone case funky but funny

If you want your iPhone to look like it doesn't tidy its bedroom, spends its week hanging out at the local mall taking ecstasy and listening to banging tunes, then nothing is going to fit better than this little number. Just don't expect it to come home when you tell it too, and the only call you're likely to get from it will be from the arresting officer.

 

47) The Judas Priest iPhone 5 Case (Hell for Leather)

judas priest iphone 5 5s case 

Well you can't complain about your lack of signal when your iPhone is sporting this little number. Although quite what signal you're sending out is another story entirely.  Also available in M & S... sorry I meant S & M...

 

And so we move from madness to genius....it's always been a fine line, and sometimes it just comes come down to how many lines you've had.

 

For the last set we're heading for Hollywood.

 

48) Iron Man iPhone 6 Case ( it's like Iron Man but for your phone )

iron men hollywood iphone case

Tony Stark would be proud of this cool little gizmo. Yeah I know, I said cool. It does look a bit like a little iron man and while it probably won't offer the same protection as the 'I don't bend Case' above, it's a damn sight prettier and cheaper and doesn't look like something out of Space 1999 (google it kids)

 

49)  DeLorean iPhone Case ( Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads)

delorean iphone 6 case

It was a tough call for the top spot, but in bronze position... who doesn't love a flying time machine iPhone case. It really does look the business. Just don't blame us when you find your self shouting 'Great Scott!” every time your phone goes.

 

50) Batman iPhone Case (Dannanananannananananananna Batman!)

batman iphone 6 case genius  

Shut up and look at it... Bask in the silver medal magnificence... I am going to marry the first person I see, with their iPhone in this case. I don't even care what sex they are... I mean look at it... and it even projects a little bat logo out the back... well it might do, I can't understand the leaflet. Someone please write in and tell us...

 

And here we come to the end.... the maddest case to exist. Ladies and Gentlemen of the internet please allow me to introduce you to...

 

the iPhone case with built in cup holder:

 weirdest iphone 6 case with cup holder 

Yep in this the age of the hipster, some idiot has decided that what the bearded ones need is a phone case that can hold a Starbucks flat white with chocolate sprinkles. Yes, this is a case for a person who cannot be separated from their own iPhone long enough to drink a cup of coffee.  On the plus side, it's only a matter of time before said hipsters pour scolding coffee or green tea over their genitals while answering a call from their therapists.

 

*BONUS 1 : The not a Case Case... (you heard right)

iflask hip flash iphone case strange

iFlask Website: http://bit.ly/1HKjcuk

OK so this one is the odd one out, because it's not actually an iPhone case at all... it's just a hip flask designed to look like an iPhone. It bombed on Kick-starter, but it's back and taking orders. It's discrete and ironically looks more like an iPhone case than most of the other cases in this article. Drink and be merry for festival season is upon us.

 

*BONUS 2 : The Whistle Case (Does = Tin)

whistle iphone case useless

 

The original iPhone was supposed to come with a built in whistle*, but mere weeks before the device was finalised, Apple had a sit down in a corner and had a quiet word with itself before realising it was a fucking stupid idea.

*(no of course not)

 

So that's it for now, we laughed, we laughed a bit harder and possibly hid behind the sofa on occasion, but hopefully we've had some fun along the way.

 

If you think we're done though, you're wrong. This is the era of the 3d printer and the time of the lab in the shed. If making stuff up as I go along has taught me anything, it's that we haven't even seen the ultimate iPhone case yet. 

 

And that's where you lot come in... if you could create the perfect or maddest iphone case, what would it do? What would it look like? be made from? What's your inspiration? Tell us everything, and we promise we'll only steal the patents for the practical ones.

Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is a highlight of their yearly updates of software and technologies for the company's software partners and the world wide media.

We have been watching closely, here’s a rundown of the highlights you shouldn’t miss:

Apple Music

Apple unveils the much-anticipated music streaming service ( similar/contender to Spotify) along with 24-hour radio station.

Apple Music is a stream on-demand service that enables you to stream all media available on iTunes with curated playlists created by its editors and musicians. Apple music was introduced by music producer Jimmy Iovine who explained it as a social network app where you can purchase and stream music.

Apple Music will cost $9.99 ( Uk price has not been announced yet), along with a family plan of up to six family members that will cost $14.99 a month.

Apple Music is expected to come to Apple TV in the fall.

Apple Music vs Spotify / Gizmodo: "Where Apple could eventually swing it is with exclusives -- by coming pre-installed on devices, Apple Music will have a giant number of fans to tap into from day one, and artists will see the potential in that."

iOS 9

iOS 9 was announced for Apple's iPhones, iPods and iPads, with great new features and much-anticipated improvements. 

Proactive Assistant - a great new feature that makes Siri smarter than any Siri before, Proactive is set to analyse and learn your behaviours to better predict what you like doing with your iPhone. Proactive Assistant will come packed with clever new features, for example it will automatically update your calendar with events and invitations, based on traffic it can notify to leave to arrive at a meeting on time.

New Keyboard Design - Apple's new keyboard layout has been changed to switch between upper and lowercase keycaps, to reflect the position of the shift key. 

San Francisco typeface will now be used throughout iOS 9, which will make it much more easier to read than its ultra thin predecessor Helvetica.

New feature similar to discontinued Spotlight Search - New search screen, which seems to be a part of Siri can be accessed by swiping to the right from the first home screen similar to has it was accessed by all previous operating systems to iOS 7.

This new search enables users to make single text searches, for weather, sports scores nearby restaurants and be displayed as cards that Siri displays.

Improvements to Apple Maps - Apple Maps can now be used to access information for public transport, maps of transit routes, and get "walking directions" inside of bus & train stations. Transit feature will be in action starting from the biggest cities in the world, and gradually be released worldwide. Another great feature provided by Apple Maps would be detailed business information for popular nearby stores, such as phone numbers, and business hours.

Multitasking for iPad - The new app switcher interface which comes with slide over feature (allows temporary slide of one application overtop of another from the side) and split view (enables users to access two applications side by side - only available on iPad Air 2), and function at the same time.

Picture-in-picture feature enables display of a thumbnail of a video on top of the app you are using.

iOS 9 UK Release Date is not yet confirmed, however it is normally rolled out after a launch of new iPhone around September.

Apple Pay (UK) -  Apple pay will finally be making it to UK with some of the most known retailers on board. Transport for London (TFL) has confirmed that Londoners can start using Apple Pay starting from next month (July).

OS X El Capitan 

Named after a mountain within Yosemite national park, OS X 10.11 El Capitan is the latest update to its desktop software. 

Improved Window Management - Mac users will now be able to drag windows to the side to auto-arrange windows and side by side feature allows split screen that enables users to resize in the new window management system.

Apple’s Craig Federighi said: “It’s up to 1.4x faster and we’ve seen it twice as snappy switching between apps.”

Mission Control - Allows display of all your open windows in a clean format with a basic swipe or you can move them to a new desktop space.

Richer Notes - You can now add all types of media such as images, videos, or maps to your notes and also sync your notes to your Apple devices.

Bigger Cursor (call out your cursor) - Craig Federighi said: "Your first task of course whenever you wake up your Mac is finding your cursor," - Apple has made it much easier to locate your cursor when you first wake up your computer, by making it a giant arrow when you wake up your Mac, which has been reported in the past to be a slight hassle.

 

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We will soon have a very impressive range of accessories featured on our site which are handpicked and quality assured to be sold on our Apple only store.

We will soon be updating this post with further news, keep tight!