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I assume that everyone reading this site has an iPhone (or wants to get one sometime soon), but how many of you use it for work? Now I’m not just talking about having your company e-mail on the phone, I mean real work: writing out articles, mapping out buildings, teaching someone a new language, stuff like that. Is your iPhone more for work than it is for pleasure? Let us know in the box to the right.

I treated myself to a new iPad the other day, and as I was completing the sale, the associates says to me, “Would you like to buy AppleCare for your iPad?” Funny, I had never considered that before.

Turns out there’s an AppleCare option for the iPhone as well. It costs $99, and provides two years of coverage. It covers accidental damage, too — but it comes with a $49 service fee.

So is it worth it? I didn’t buy it for my iPad, but I might for my next iPhone. What about you? Let us know in the poll!

My wife never liked buying cases for her iPhones, she preferred the Gelaskins-style sticker with a little pattern. No biggie to me, but then one day I noticed that the sticker on the back of her iPhone 4 looked a little … bubbly. I peeled off the sticker, and with it came tons of tiny pieces of glass. She had broken the back of her iPhone and had no idea.

Me, I’m a case guy. But what about you? Do you prefer to buy a case for your iPhone, or do you like it au naturale? Let us know in the poll to the right.

Since it’s still only the summer, we don’t yet have word on a new iPhone. We can guess pretty confidently that it’ll happen this summer, but until then, it’s up to the rumor sites, gossippers and wizards to theorize what they see in Apple’s future.

There’s been a lot of talk recently about expanding the screen size on these things, making it taller, but not wider. Why? It’s closer to a 16X9 format, and it makes it easier for widescreen movies. But this is all conjecture for the moment, at least until we see something in person.

But what about you? Do you think the next iPhone will sport a taller or wider display? Let us know in the comments!

(Icon image via Martin uit Utrecht)

A few weeks back we got the big news that iOS 6 was coming out this fall and it came with a whole bunch of new features. The laundry list is pretty big: Facebook integration, eyes free, new maps … it just keeps on going.

This is all big news, but what about for you? What’s the big thing you’re looking forward to in iOS 6? Let us know in the poll to the right.

Just over a week ago, we found out exactly what’s in iOS 6, and saw some of the cool new features to come along with it. We’ve already told you about them, but now we’re wondering if you’re excited about all of the big changes, or if it’s just a ho-hum release. What do you think? Let us know in the poll to the right.

Yesterday was a very busy day for Apple. The MacBook Air and Pro got a few bumps, the Next Generation MacBook Pro was introduced with a Retina display, Mountain Lion was priced and given a release date, and iOS 6 was introduced and showcased.

That’s an awful lot of stuff, and yet there was stuff that the pundits thought would happen. No new Apple TV or Apple TV SDK. No Retina display MacBook Airs. No wedge-shaped Pros. So for some, this could be seen as a disappointment.

What do you think? Let us know in the poll to the right.

WWDC is a big event in the Apple universe, designed to bring in the best and brightest developers in the community. It’s not a public event, but what if it was? What if anyone could go to WWDC — would you?

Let’s find out. Answer in the poll on the right and let us know!

We’re counting down the days to WWDC over here at AppStorm. A few years ago, WWDC introduced us to a new iPhone, and the current rumor is that we’re going to see the next iPhone at this year’s event. Of course, that’s all speculation, but we want to know your opinion. Let us know in the poll if you think we’ll see the next iPhone in just a few weeks or not!

So we’ve got just a few weeks until WWDC 2012, a big event in the Apple universe. Last year, WWDC showed us Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud — what’s on the plate for this year? Guesses are running the gamut, from the new iPhone, to a smaller iPad and even Mountain Lion being put out into the wild.

But iTunes? Well it needs an overhaul, that’s for sure, and there’s been a lot of scuttlebutt around the water cooler that iTunes 11 will be a completely new interface and design, maybe even breaking up the App Store and iTunes Store. Will it come out at WWDC?

You tell us! Let us know in the poll to the right.

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