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Well, WWDC came and went and we still don’t have a new iPhone to hold in our hands. Of course, we knew going into the event that we weren’t going to see new hardware, but now the big question is, when is it going to happen?

Right now, one of the popular theories going around is that Apple will announce it at the annual iPod event in September, and that will be the new release date from here on forward. That sounds pretty good, but we’re not positive that’s going to be the case; Apple could definitely pull a switcheroo and announce it earlier or even later if they want, that way they don’t tick off anyone who bought a Verizon iPhone 4 new earlier this year.

So we’d like to hear from you to see if there’s a general consensus among the masses. When do you think the new iPhone will be released?

With all the new features that are popping up in both Lion and iOS 5, there’s a lot of speculation as to exactly where Apple got these ideas. A company that’s known for its innovation is suddenly being accused of being completely unoriginal and building off of the work of others without giving credit.

For instance, some say the new Notifications Center is a derivative of Teehan+Lax’s famous home screen concept. TUAW takes this conversation even further with a recent article that points out several new official features that Apple owes to jailbreak developers.

One of the most shocking stories published in this arena is a recent Cult of Mac article where a Cydia developer claims that Apple not only stole his idea for Wifi Sync, but even ripped off his icon!

The interesting counterargument to all this is that we see all these ideas and demand that Apple give them to us, then we they do, we fault them for it! After all, is adding a unified notification screen really such a unique idea that Apple shouldn’t try it because others have done so? That argument simply doesn’t seem sound and is definitely no way to keep your users happy.

So what do you think? Is Apple shamelessly stealing the ideas of others or are they doing an admirable job of giving users exactly what they’re asking for? Where is the line between the two?

Monday will bring about the opening of the always exciting Worldwide Developers Conference, an event hosted by Apple each year to show off the newest goodies that will keep our wallets empty for the next 365 days.

This year it would seem that Apple has quite a bit to be excited about. The topic that’s on the homepage of every tech blog is of course iCloud, which it would seem has gone far beyond myth and into certain reality. In fact, MacRumors is even reporting that the iCloud banners are already up in the WWDC venue!

Beyond that you can expect to see lots of talk about updates to both of Apple’s operating systems: OS X and iOS. The event is supposedly aimed primarily at software so we don’t expect to see anything iPhone 5 related, but anything could happen in those “one more thing” segments that Jobs is always sneaking in.

Today we want to know which announcement you’re most excited about. Are you ready to take your music to the cloud, finally see a decent notifications system in iOS or anxiously drooling over Lion?

Be sure to check back Monday for the scoop on everything new in the world of Mac, iPhone and iPad!

As Steve walked out on stage to face the crowd in the most recent Apple event, I was quite excited to hear what he had to say. I had no idea what to expect from Lion and didn’t want to even venture too many guesses so that there would be more awe than disappointment at the new features.

However, as Jobs began to discuss the premise of Lion, the gears in my head started to spin. He explained that Apple had learned quite a bit about both hardware and software while developing their line of iOS devices. Several new technologies had arisen that were so amazingly successful that they couldn’t wait to bring them “back to the Mac.”

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