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How's the anodized aluminum on your iPhone 5 holding up?

So, how's the anodized aluminum on your iPhone 5 holding up? You know, the chamfer that runs along the display, and the unibody in silver or slate that covers the sides and most of the back of your iPhone? When Apple first announced the latest generation iPhone, there were some concerns that the aluminum was soft, the anodization didn't include sufficient layers, and that it was, in general, too easy to chip, dent, and otherwise scuff. Well, the iPhone 5 has been on the market for just over four months now, plenty of time to get a realistic idea of how it works in, and holds up to, the demands of everyday life.

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Would you want an iPad 5 that looks and feels just like an iPad mini?

If Apple can produce an iPad 5 with Retina display, 10-hours of battery life, and make it anywhere close to as light and thin for its 9.7-inch size as the iPad mini is at 7.9, would you want them to? Would an iPad 5 that looks and feels like an iPad mini be your next iPad?

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What do you want to see at CES 2013?

CES is one of the biggest consumer electronic shows on the planet, and the sheer amount of technology crammed into the Las Vegas Convention Center and environs for the week is beyond stupefying. Apple's not here, of course, but iOS accessories and even some apps abound. Everything is becoming connected and mobile, and a lot of it is working with our iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

But like any period of change, there's a lot of turbulence. Manufacturers aren't sure what we want yet, so they're throwing a dizzying array of products at us just to see what sticks. A lot of it is noise at this point, but some of it is also remarkable. We're going to try and find as much of a the remarkable stuff as we can this week, but here's my question to you--

What do you want to see at CES 2013? 4K televisions? Better car integration? Connected health and fitness products? Smart watches? Convergence devices?

There's nothing like that moment when something totally new, and totally transformative hits the stage, your jaw drops, and you instantly know that you never want to be without it.

There are a lot of contenders for the "next big thing" -- what do you want it to be?

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What features would you want in an iWatch? [Poll]

What features would you want in an iWatch?

Given the recent rumors about an iWatch, we wanted to take a moment and you, the smartest iOS enthusiast community on the planet, what features you'd like to see in such a device, were Apple ever to release such a thing. Assuming it could link to our iPhones and iPads via Bluetooth 4.0 or similar technology, and exchange information back and forth with our constantly connected, larger capacity iOS devices, how would you like to see that used?

Would you want a Siri pass-through, so anything you said to the mic on your iWatch would be carried out by your iPhone and iPad, and the response sent back to the speaker on your wrist? That would let you send messages, place calls, add appointments, set alarms, and many other things.

Notification Center could display alerts on your iWatch, so you could casually glance at which apps are trying to get attention on your iPhone or iPad, and then follow up when and as needed. Widgets, like those included in Notification Center or Siri could allow for glance-able data, especially if they can be smart and predictive about it. Maybe even dedicated iWatch "companion" apps?

If the iWatch has a FaceTime camera built in, it could use Wi-Fi or piggy-back on your iOS 4G/3G connection to place video calls, right from your wrist. If the iWatch has iCloud built in, you could listen to iTunes music or videos streamed right to it, just like an Apple TV. Passbook integration could let your iWatch show your Starbucks card, movie ticket, or boarding pass without even having to reach into your pocket and pull out your iPhone.

Make all the maps jokes you want, but what about GPS directions show right on your watch? Or fitness features like Nike+ or the iPod nano pedometer?

Unless you're completely against the idea of an iOS iWatch, there are all sorts of features that aren't just intriguing, but downright compelling. Vote in the poll up top, and give us your grand vision and dreams in the comments below! (Or if you don't want it, tell us why!)

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