Apple released their all new OS X Mountain Lion operating system for the Mac today, and at only $19.99 it's priced to move. But did it move you? Did you update to OS X Mountain Lion today, the very moment it came out? If so, how's it working for you?
If you didn't update, are you waiting a day or a week to see if there are any bugs first? Are you using those who did update as your final line of beta testers? If so, how long will you wait, and what specific issues are you looking for?
Are you working on a production machine and can't afford to update to any new software any time soon? Are you always a few months or a year behind? Are there apps you absolutely need updated before your OS is updated? Which ones?
Or are you simply never going to update? Is your Mac too old for OS X Mountain Lion? Or do you just not like the direction Apple's going with its desktop operating system?
And if you don't use the Mac, but Windows or Linux or something else, does Mountain Lion tempt to switch, or make you even happier you're not using the Mac?
Apple usually keeps their flagship lines on a strict palette -- just metal for MacBooks lately, and metal and black or white for iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. The lower end lines get to have much more fun, with cool, chromatic options like silver, pewter, blue, green, yellow, pink, and red.
During the first few years of the iPhone there were always rumors a product Red version would ship around the holidays, but nothing ever came of them. To this day, if you want to add a splash of color to your iPhone, you have to go with a case or skin or sticker or after-market color swap.
Now, as the iPhone 5 approaches, is it time for Apple to revisit their color palette? Is it time to give iPhone owners the same options iPod nano and iPod shuffle owners have enjoyed for years? Is it time for the iPhone to get as multi-colored as the old Apple logo and original iMacs?
Or would that ruin the simplicity, class, and elegance of the iPhone line? Are even black and white one too many options?
Vote up top and then leave a comment below telling me why you voted the way you did, and which color you'd buy if you could!
All last week the editors here at iMore, everyone's favorite iPhone and iPad site, took turns tweeting out awesome accessory treasures from the iMore Store on Twitter. Each day, every day, a new #TwitterTreasureHunt prize was revealed. And more than that -- a fabulous grand prize!
WELL THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO WIN! We're picking the winners tonight at 11:59pm PDT, so right now, right this very second, hurry up and enter:
There will almost certainly be an iPhone 5 this fall, likely October, and it may well come with a 4-inch, 16:9 screen and an LTE radio for super-fast networking. But is that the next-generation iOS device you want most?
Rumors are also running hot and heavy about a new addition to the iOS family, the first new addition since 2010 -- a 7.85-inch iPad mini. With the same powerful specs as the iPad 2, but in a much smaller package, it could be easier to carry, cheaper to buy, and much more attractive for education and mobile business. Is that the iOS device you've been lusting over?
The iPod touch hasn't been updated since the fall of 2010, so if Apple gives their gaming handheld the same kind of 4-inch, 16:9 inch screen, and maybe a redesign, would that be your dream iOS device?
But once you crunch those numbers, we want to know what you've figured out? Will you be switching to a shared plan on AT&T? A shared plan on Verizon? If so, how many iPhones will you be paying to put on it? How many iPads? Anything else?
Or are you waiting for something, like maybe the iPhone 5 or iPad mini before you make up your mind?
Or maybe you just think there's something fishy about shared plans in general, and that bits should be bits, and you want not part of them?
Whatever you decide, even if it's to wait before deciding, we want to know! Check out Leanna's walkthrough and then come back here and vote in the poll up top and tell me the reasons why in the comments below!
AT&T has a business to run and if they can get a few more dollars per user, or keep a little extra traffic off their much-maligned network, could that be win/win for them? Do you believe in paying per service so you get the best service?
How about if AT&T makes FaceTime 'Net-non-neutral and, if you pay, guarantees your packets get served first and you get the best, most crystal clear video possible?Or if paying more meant an extra 1GB or so of FaceTime data? Would that make a difference to your decision?
Or do you firmly believe that you already pay AT&T, and pay them well, for your data and you should darn well be able to do what you please with it? Especially if your capped already, and paying extra already for tethering, should AT&T be allowed to triple dip in your data pool?
As always, vote in our poll up top and then give me the details in the comments below. iMore nation, how do you feel about the idea of paying extra for your cellular FaceTime?
The Lifeproof case for iPhone is the last, best hope for protecting your precious device from the dangers of rain, snow, scrapes, bumps, drops, and shock. And the iMore Accessory Store has one ready and waiting to give to you for FREE -- if you can win our Twitter Treasure Hunt!
For many people, Twitter has come to replace RSS as the go-to way to get the latest news, reviews, and how-tos, and many of you have told us that's how you keep up with iMore these days -- or @iMore more precisely. We love that, and we figured we could have a little #FollowFriday fun to help us reach even more fantastic readers on Twitter, and give something back to everyone who considers us worthy of a follow.
So we're going to have a little treasure hunt!
Starting tomorrow, Saturday July 14, once a day for the next week (7 days), each iMore editor will take a turn tweeting out a link to the treasure hunt accessory of the day (and they'll be good ones -- all thanks to the iMore Accessory Store!). Follow our Twitter streams and re-tweet the treasure hunt accessory tweet each day. Successfully find and retweet all 7 of them, and you're automagically entered to win. There'll be 7 winners, one for each accessory.
And If that's not enough, give us a #FollowFriday and you'll also be entered to the win the grand prize -- all 7 of them!
The Vaja premium leather cases, including the Agenda for iPad, and the LP and Lèger cases for iPhone. The look is gorgeous, the feel is incredible, and the manufacturing quality is more than impressive. But do they work as good as they look and feel?
The Addo Slate Shield Case for iPad is a hard case with a couple of really convenient extras. First, it has a strap on the back that lets you easily carry your iPad around single-handed. Second, it has a kickstand that lets you just as easily prop your iPad up for work or entertainment.
The Us + U Simple Swivel Case for iPad is beautiful and innovative. It has a soft, plush design. It's not leather but leather-like, but what I like most is the smart hand strap mounted on a swivel on the back. It rotates any which way you like, which makes it really easy to carry around.
The Incipio Premium KICKSTAND Case with Stylus for the iPad packs a lot of features into one solid package. Not only is it a folio with a secure flap, but as the name implies it comes packing a kickstand for excellent -- and multiple -- viewing angles, and even a stylus pen for note-taking, drawing, and gaming.
TAKTIK is an iPhone case that looks like it's built to withstand a full on Cylon invasion. From the makers of the LUNATIK iPod nano watch strap that helped kickstart Kickstarter onto our radar, it shares the same premium design and materials -- just at much bigger scale.
The LynkTec TruGlide Stylus takes a different approach to any other stylus pen we've looked at. Instead of having a silicone tip like the Pogo Sketch Plus, Kuel H12, or Wacom Bamboo, or a plastic disc like the Jot Pro, the TruGlide has a tip made of strong, woven, capacitive fibers. LynkTec claims these fibers are more durable and last longer than either the silicone tips or plastic discs of their competitors, and also provide a smoother, more friction-free experience on the iPhone or iPad. Does it work out that way?
This is it iMore nation, in just a few hours Apple will be holding the WWDC 2012 Keynote and we'll find out what they have in store for iOS 6, iCloud, and more! So this is your last chance -- what do you want to see from WWDC?
Give us you final predictions, your last, best hopes and dreams. If you were writing the script for the biggest Apple show of the year, what would it be?