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HTC to offer free screen replacements for six months, but will that help them against the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5?

The iPhone 6 is coming. The Galaxy S5 is coming even sooner. HTC will be releasing a new flagship phone of their own — currently codenamed M8 — and while they make great devices, they've so far been crushed between the twin juggernauts of Apple and Samsung. So, HTC is trying something different — free screen replacements for 6 months. But can better service help them succeed where devices alone have not?

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Are you already considering an upgrade to the iPhone 6?

Sure, if Apple sticks to the current schedule, the iPhone 6 won't even be announced until later this fall. However, the topic of upgrading from the iPhone 5s to iPhone 6 is already a hot one on the iMore Forums. Upgrades are a tricky thing. Not everyone upgrades to the latest and greatest device as soon as it becomes available. A lot of factors come into play when making the decision, contract length, pricing, and how much value any new features really bring to the table. And, of course, people can and often do change their minds right up until the moment they're ready to pull the upgrade trigger... or walk away. So what's everyone saying?

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How Apple designed text selection for the iPhone

The original iPhone infamously shipped without cut, copy, and paste functionality, or any form of text selection. It was on Apple's list of things to do, but it took them a while to get it right. That was iPhone OS 3.0, and the man who helped make it a reality was Bas Ording.

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Would you want the Phone app on your iPad?

Should the iPad have the Phone app?

With all the talk of a large screen iPhone 6 this year, and potentially more in the years to follow, it's got me wondering — how big is too big? One of the arguments for a big screen iPhone is that it would better serve people who need a phone but want only one primary computing device. A 4.3- to 5-inch iPhone could satisfy them, but what about a 7.9-inch Retina iPad mini with Phone.app installed as well?

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What if Microsoft gave up on devices and went all in on services for iPhones and iPads?

Right now Apple makes money on their own devices like the iPhone and iPad, Google makes money on the advertising attached to services for everyone, and Microsoft struggles for breath somewhere in between. What if Microsoft decided to cede the device market and become a full-on competitor to Google in the services space? What if they leveraged their cloud-savvy to provide a true online alternative for iPad and iPhone users, and maybe even Android (AOSP) as well?

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How's your Pebble 2.0 battery life?

Pebble's 2.0 update and Appstore is currently iOS exclusive – officially – but is it hurting battery life both on the watch and the phone? I updated the minute I saw it live in the App Store and while I'm in love with the added functionality my favorite smartwatch now has, it isn't without cost to how long things stay charged.

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iMore show 389 LIVE 1pm PT/4pm ET/9pm GMT: Get your Q&A in now!

Join Rene and Peter as they talk fake iPhone 6 pics, Apple TV rumours, TWC/Comcast deals, Flappy Bird down, and all the week's news! Join us LIVE!

Got a question? Something specific you want us to talk about? Send in your questions in now: podcast@imore.com or @iMore with hashtag #askimore!

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Should I jailbreak?

After a little bit of a dry spell on the jailbreak scene, those looking to expand the capabilities of their iOS devices can once again explore those options thanks to evasi0n 7. One piece of conversation that always comes up though when there is a working jailbreak is - Should I jailbreak?

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What apps are still missing from the iPhone and iPad App Store?

When you look at Windows Phone or BlackBerry 10 it's easy to see the well-known iOS and Android apps that are missing from their respective app stores. Even with Android, you can look at popular iOS apps like Tweetbot, Fantastical, or Letterpress, not to mention every single one of Apple's apps like GarageBand, Keynote, and iTunes Store, and notice their absence from Google Play. With the iOS App Store, however, it can take a little while longer. The Google apps are mostly there, as is BBM, and many Microsoft apps as well. So what's still missing?

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How would you feel if the iPhone 6 didn't have a bigger screen?

The iPhone 6 is a hot topic right now, especially in the iMore forums. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook recently discussed a bigger iPhone, and while he wouldn't say no to the idea, he also said Apple wouldn't rush one out unless and until they had the technology to do it right. Namely, they didn't just want a big display, they wanted the best display.

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