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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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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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