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What do you want to see most from Apple's October 22 event? [Poll]

What do you want to see most from Apple's October 22 event?

We're just a few days out from Apple's "still have a lot to cover" event in San Francisco, so what better time to step back, and ask ourselves what we're wanting to see most from the event. As is so often the way with Apple invitations, we're left with more questions than answers, but one thing is certain; there's a whole lot that we could be shown.

Top of the order are new iPads. The last refresh came 12 months ago when Apple introduced the iPad mini alongside the iPad 4. At this point it's pretty much a given we'll be seeing new versions of both, with a likely redesign of the full sized iPad. But, it doesn't stop there, not by a long stretch.

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What would you like to see in a next-gen Apple TV? [Poll]

What would you like to see in a next-gen Apple TV?

The Apple TV was last updated back in the spring of 2012, gaining support for 1080p video. Flash forward 18 months and a lot of people are asking if Apple is going to update it again this year, this month, at the October 22 event. So, we're asking - what would you want to see in a 3rd generation update?

4K video (2160p) is on the horizon, but there's not a lot of content for it yet, and not many people have the download speeds or bandwidth to really make use of it yet. H.265 could help there, but it still seems more like the future than the present. A FaceTime camera would be interesting for families and conference rooms alike, but could it be integrated in a manner that fits Apple's demands for function and form? More channels are always possible, including networks and more sports, including NFL. Apple has added channels without hardware updates in the past, however, and could easily do so again. A software developer kit (SDK) and an Apple TV App Store could be interesting, and would require new hardware, but it would interfere with Apple's existing channel partner program, and doesn't seem to be getting a lot of attention lately. Cable passthrough, DVR functionality, and other traditional TV technology seem not only plagued by regionalism, but smack of the past and not the future. And built-in Blu-Ray still seems a bag of hurt.

So what do you think? If Apple takes the Apple TV to version 3, what should the bullet points be? Vote up top and give me the details in the comments below!

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How accurate is the digital compass and level on your iPhone 5s? [Poll]

How accurate is the digital compass and level on your iPhone 5s?

For a while now we've been seeing ourselves, and hearing from a lot of you about the magnometer (digital compass) in the iPhone 5s and how it's consistently presenting abnormal results, even by digital compass standards. Now I lack science powers enough to understand exactly how it's supposed to work, but ever since it launched in Android devices and the iPhone 3GS, I've never had great results with it. Frustrating, figure-8-circling, direction spinning results, yes. Great, no. But with the iPhone 5s, not great seems to have been taken to all new levels. Pun somewhat intended...

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How's iMessage working for you on iOS 7?

How is iMessage working for you?

We're still hearing from a lot of you with iOS 7 iMessage issues. It's never been perfect, especially when OS X is added to the loop, but since iOS 7 it appears a lot more people are experiencing a lot more pain. I have two phone numbers attached to mine, and four email addresses, and while it's mostly working, I am missing some conversations on some of my devices. Others aren't able to send or receive iMessages, or enable the service at all. We posted up a list of things you can do to troubleshoot iOS 7 iMessages, but we're curious to know how it's working for you.

Vote in the poll up top, and give us the details in the comments below!

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iOS 7 and motion sickness: What you can do, and where you can learn more

Is iOS 7 making you motion sick?

One of the most amazing new features of iOS 7 is that it's built on top of a physics and particle engine, allowing almost any and every element to come alive with movement - shifting, colliding, bouncing, floating, and more. It looks and feels like a game space. And therein lies a problem for some people. It's reportedly making them motion sick.

I have a friend who can't play 3D games or watch 3D movies on big screens for more than a few minutes without feeling sick and having to stop. Another with Labyrinthitis that's, off-and-on, threatened his ability to get around and even stay standing. I myself can't read for long in a moving vehicle without getting nauseous and having to stop. None of us have had a problem with iOS 7 to date, but for those who do, it can be a show-stopper level problem. Craig Grannell has been tracking the issue closely, and has written about it on Revert to Saved:

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How's your iOS 7 battery life? [Poll]

How's your iOS 7 battery life?

It's been one week since Apple released iOS 7 - read our complete iOS 7 review - and half-a-week since Apple launched the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c - and that means it's about time we asked you how your battery life is doing on new and old devices alike? Any time a new version of iOS comes out, or we get new devices in our hands, some people seem to get great battery life and others seem to get terrible battery life. This time, however, there seems to be a "breaking in" period. For many people the first day or two sees a huge decrease in battery life, and then things get better - sometimes much better. For others, things aren't getting better. Is the new operating system taxing older hardware? Are the new background processes consuming more power? Are we simply using all the new features more than we used the old ones?

We're already posted our iOS 7, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c battery life trouble shooting tips, but now we want to hear from you. No quality assurance process in the world beats 200 million people hammering away at your product, and no one knows just how good, or bad, iOS 7 battery life is than the people using it every day.

So tell us, how's your iOS 7 batter life? Vote in the poll up top and then tell us what device(s) your running it on and give us all the details in the comments below!

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So which new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, or iPhone 4s did you get?

So which new iPhone did you get?

Last Friday Apple finished opening the floodgates on both the new high-end iPhone 5s, middle-tier iPhone 5c, and hold-over iPhone 4s and according to the sales they disclosed, 9 million units flew out the warehouses and off the shelves. No matter which way you analyze it - or sadly try to doom-say it - that's a helluvalota iPhones. Was one of them yours?

iPhone 5c got an early advantage by virtue of week-long pre-orders. That's fine. iPhone 5c wasn't meant to be an opening weekend smash-hit, early adopter, every-geek-must-have phone. It's the long tail play. It's the brightly colored box on the shelves over the holidays and throughout the year. It's the new, popular iPhone.

iPhone 5s, on the other hand, was highly constrained. It was so constrained there were no pre-orders and when same-day orders started, shipping dates pushed out into October almost immediately. There were a good number of space gray models available at stores, but nowhere nearly as many silver, and almost no gold. That didn't matter. A lot of us braved the lineups, stood out overnight, and brought our new iPhones home.

iPhone 4s on the other hand probably didn't amount to a ton of first-weekend sales, but like the iPhone 5c it'll sit on the shelves for the rest of the year and lure it's share of people into stores. At $0 on contract it's the lure, the new cheapest way to get into the iPhone as a platform. How many bite, and how many see it beside the iPhone 5c and figure the extra $100 is worth it remains to be seen.

All we have to go by is you. So, we're going by you! Which iPhone model, and in which color did you get? Never mind capacity or color for now, we'll do separate polls for that later, but let us know - which iPhone did you get, and what color did you get it in? Vote up top and tell me why you chose the way you did in the comments below!

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How are you liking iOS 7? [Poll]

So how do you like iOS 7?

iOS 7 has been out for a few days now - read our complete iOS 7 review and, as always, reaction has been not only off the charts, but all over the map. Cliché collisions notwithstanding, for many people it's been the cleaner, more grown up iOS refresh they've been waiting for. For others, it's been an unwelcome and disturbing change from what they were used to. There have been bugs too, as there always are in new software releases, but plenty of bug fixes as well. Also, while new devices like iPhone 5s/5c/5 and iPad 4 positively fly, older devices like iPhone 4 and iPad 3 - Retina taxed as they are - tend to chug more.

It's early days, to be sure. Apple will continue to improve it. iOS 7.0.1 is already out for the iPhone 5s and iOS 7.1 is already in the works. We'll also get better used to it over time, as new muscle memory and habits replace old.

There are a lot of people, celebrities, mainstream media, and tech link-baiters alike writing a lot of terribly uninformed, downright shameful stuff about iOS 7 in order to grab a little extra attention and prey on everyone's change aversion and fears. But there are also many legitimate concerns about design and implementation, about bugs and problem features. We expressed a lot of them ourselves, in our iOS 7 review, in our iOS 7 podcast, and in our Mobile Nations and iMore iOS 7 roundtable.

But we're only a few. You are legion. So we want to know what you think. Past adulation, beyond condemnation, how has iOS 7 been working for you so far? Vote in the poll up top and give me your detailed thoughts in the comments below!

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Did you update to iOS 7 today? [Poll]

Did you update to [iOS 7](http://www.imore.com/iOS-7) today?

The day we've been waiting on since June has finally arrived; iOS 7 is publicly available to download. Excitement has been building these past few months, and while registered developers have had the chance to play around with it for some time, today is the day that regular iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners get their first taste. Updating isn't without it's frustrations, and while there's a ton of reasons to update immediately, there's an equally strong argument for holding out. So, did you pull the trigger and update to iOS 7 today?

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Which capacity iPhone 5c did you pre-order? [Poll]

Which capacity iPhone 5c did you pre-order?

We've had the comprehensive buyers guides, we've had the pajama party, and now the iPhone 5c is officially available to pre-order in the launch markets around the world. We stayed up late – some of us just got up early! – and sure enough when the clock hit 00:01 PDT – almost – pre-orders started lighting up at carriers all around the globe. And then Apple decided to join in. So, we asked you last night which color you were going for, this morning we're turning to capacity. So, what size did you go for if you pre-ordered an iPhone 5c? We want to know which you went for, and why you went for that size.

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