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Genius Bars Upgrading Select White iPhone 4 Models

I just read over at 9To5Mac.com that Apple has instructed employees working the Genius Bar to upgrade select 16GB white iPhone 4 models to the newer iPhone 4S due to limited parts availability.

“According to multiple sources, Apple has notified Apple Store Genius Bars that inventory of white iPhone 4 16GB replacements units is heavily constrained, and until further notice, stores lacking white iPhone 4 16GB replacements units should upgrade customers seeking a replacement phone to an iPhone 4S.”

Sounds like a good deal for Apple customers who need to get their 16GB white iPhone 4 repaired.  Apple’s always been pretty good to their customers in this regard.  I had what I believed to be a battery problem with a 17-inch MacBook Pro and the good folks at a local Apple Store swapped out the battery and my T-style power brick at no cost.
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Infinity Blade II Gets Bumped to 1.1

This morning, I woke to find that Chair has bumped Infinity Blade II to version 1.1.   Whoo-hoo!!

NEW CONTENT PACK! Infinity Blade II: ClashMob™!

  • Jump into the all-new, globally social battle mode: ClashMob, featuring dynamic challenges that will test your strategic mettle.

  • Recruit friends and team up together in MyMob and earn special perks as well as unlock new achievements & rewards!

  • Upgrade your weapons by crafting the most powerful gems available in the all-new Gem Forge.

  • More than two dozen new weapons, magic rings, gems and equipment to collect, wield and master.
  • Fully supporting iOS 5.1, with gameplay enhancements and updates for overall optimized gameplay.

  • All for free! Infinity Blade II is now better than ever!
For a limited time, you an buy Infinity Blade II for $4.99 from the App Store.  If you have perviously purchased Infinity Blade II, the update, as always, is free.

Infinity Blade II is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
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Max Payne Mobile "Hits" iOS

Just a short while ago, Max Payne Mobile just “hit” in the US iTunes App Store for iOS devices.

[Parental Warning: Parents, you’ll want to check out this game before you outright buy it for your kids.  It’s a violent game.]

For those who may not remember Max Payne on the PC platform, here’s a brief summary from the App Store.

“A fugitive undercover cop framed for murder, hunted by cops and the mob, Max is a man with his back against the wall, fighting a battle he cannot hope to win. Max Payne is a relentless story-driven game about a man on the edge, fighting to clear his name while struggling to uncover the truth about his slain family amongst a myriad of plot-twists.”

I remember Max Payne for it’s famous “Bullet Time” gimmick.  Bullet Time became a popular game mechanic because it was similar to the slow motion bullets whizzing by Neo in “The Matrix” films.

Max Payne Mobile is available now in the US iTunes App Store for $2.99 (App Store Link).  This universal app runs on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4, iPad 1, iPad 2, the new iPad.