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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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What color iPhone 5c are you pre-ordering? [Poll]

What color iPhone 5c are you pre-ordering?

It's almost go time. Pre-orders for the iPhone 5c are set to begin – on Verizon and Sprint in the U.S. at least – in a few short hours. Some of you might be staying up late to be the first in the queue to pre-order, and that's awesome. We're as excited as everyone else! Actual times seem to be pretty scarce right now, so for many of us there's no clue as to when the pre-orders will go live. Case in point; it's after midnight here in the UK, and no sign so far. It could be a long night! But, if you're pre-ordering, then you've most probably decided which color you're getting, right?

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Which iPhone will you be getting on September 20? [Poll]

Which iPhone are you getting on September 20?

New hardware; both a delight and a frustration. What to get? That is, if to buy at all. While we may have expected the two new devices heading into today's event, the retention of the iPhone 4s was a little curveball thrown our way. So, the decision is perhaps trickier for those considering an upgrade to a new iPhone when they hit the store shelves on September 20.

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What did you think of the new iPhone event? [Poll]

What did you think of the new iPhone event?

The dust is beginning to settle somewhat, and we're beginning to get our thoughts together after the mad hour long iPhone event today in Cupertino. There was stuff we expected, a couple of things we maybe didn't, and a whole lot of color. The iPhone 5c provided much of that color, perhaps at a price point we weren't expecting – or rather, we were hoping for something lower – and the iPhone 5s did indeed turn out in it's gold outfit. Not to mention a second look at iOS 7, now in finished form as it heads our way next week.

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Would you like Apple to move built-in apps to the App Store? [Poll]

Would you like Apple to move built-in apps to the App Store?

The iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad currently come pre-installed with range of apps including Messages, Calendar, Photos, Camera, Clock, Maps, Videos, Notes, Reminders, Game Center, Newsstand, iTunes Store, App Store, Settings, Mail, Safari, and music. None of those apps can be downloaded from the App Store, nor can they be deleted. They simply are. But what if that changed? What if Apple still pre-installed those same apps, but updated them via the App Store?

Perhaps Apple can already update built-in apps outside of firmware updates, perhaps not. To date they haven't taken advantage of any such functionality. They haven't pushed out a new version of just Safari to patch a vulnerability or exploit. They haven't pushed out a new version of mail to add a clever new feature. They haven't pushed out a new version of Game Center to remove those super-annoying "[Your soon-to-be-former-friend] has challenged you to [scummy app you'll now be avoiding]." When there's a long gap between iOS updates, there's a long gap between built-in iOS app updates.

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What would you like to see Apple add to iCloud.com next?

What would you like Apple to add to iCloud.com next?

Though still in beta, Apple has expanded their iCloud.com offering to include the iWork suite of apps for the first time. But, what other services would you like to see Apple bring to iCloud.com? There's so much potential for web based products, with a number of competing service providers already offering a wide variety of products, but many of Apple's offerings still rely upon native applications for OS X and Windows.

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Will you be using auto app updates on iOS 7? [Poll]

Will you be using auto-updates on iOS 7?

iOS 7 is bringing a ton of new features - see our complete iOS 7 preview - but one of the more controversial is automatic app updates in the App Store. The idea is simple enough. Instead of seeing a red, numbered badge on the App Store app, tapping it, then going in and manually updating all or specific apps, if enabled, it just downloads updates as they're ready and installs them automatically. Without any involvement on your part. The good side, it's effortless. The bad side, what if it automatically installs a buggy app?

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Are you already thinking of upgrading to the iPhone 5S? The great iMore community debate!

Have you decided already to upgrade to the iPhone 5s

Every year for the last 6 years Apple has released a new iPhone. So, perhaps it's no wonder that the iMore community is already hotly debating whether, when it finally becomes official, they'll upgrade to the brand new iPhone 5s - or lower-cost iPhone 5c - or stick with their existing iPhone. Is it too soon to even think about? Is it the best time to start preparing? What's the right answer and for whom?

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Would you want a gold-colored iPhone 5S? [Poll]

Would you want a gold-colored iPhone 5s?

There's a rumor being floated that Apple will introduce a third color option for their next-generation flagship, what's being conveniently called iPhone 5s, and alongside the current Storm Trooper white/silver and Vader black/slate models we're going to get a - wait for it - Threepio gold model. I'll just pause so you can get the Austin Powers and Flava Flav jokes, and "Steve would never...!" gasps out of your system. Done? No? Now? Okay. So what do you think of that idea?

Is gold an important way to appeal to the Kardashians and the Gagas of the world, or to the Chinese (please make a Hung Bao red!), or to... um... I got nothing. Or is it a sign that someone in the rumor world. if not Cupertino, has gone down the crass path and around the tacky bend?

Vote in the poll up top and then let me know why you voted the way you did in the comments below!

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Apple Maps one year later: The good, the bad, and the future

Some love it, some tolerate it, some ridicule it, and some have all but abandoned it. When Apple made the decision to cut their Google-ties and go it alone with their own mapping service, it was a gutsy move. Google Maps makes people feel safe; it's been around for so long and offered so freely it's become the de-facto map service for many, many people.

Apple Maps, launched with iOS 6, was also free, had a gorgeous interface, gimmicky features like Fly Over, but for many people it simply failed at getting them from point A to point B, or getting locations or points of interests anywhere nearly right. Since then Apple has edited, apologized, reorganized, and poured considerable energy into making Maps better. So how are they doing?

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