It seems like when people want to start complaining about iOS, skeuomorphism — the concept of making digital interfaces that look and act like their real-life counterparts — always seems to come up. Sure, the Podcasts app was pretty rugged for a bit, and no one likes Game Center, but is it all that bad?
Well let’s ask you. What do you think? Does skeuomorphism work for you or do you hate it? Let us know in the poll to the right!
WWDC is right around the corner, and when it happens, we’ll find out all the good stuff on the latest versions of OS X and iOS. With Scott Forstall’s departure and Jony Ive taking over revamping the OS, it seems like there are a lot of changes on the horizon.
But what are they? We’ve compiled a few of the ones we’ve seen across the web, and put them in this handy poll. Do you think that iOS 7 is going to be more of the same, or will it come with a lot of changes? Let us know in the poll to the right!
The new iPhone should be out this fall, and per usual, there’s a lot of talk about this next iPhone coming in more colors than just black and white. The iPod touch already has several color options, why not the iPhone, right?
Let’s pretend that you’re the person in charge of the decision. What do you think? Should the next iPhone come in more colors than black and white, or is it just fine as is? Let us know in the poll to the right!
People talk all the time about the release of a “low-end” iPhone. What denotes low-end? Sometimes it’s a lower amount of memory, other times it’s a non-Retina display. But whatever they say today, the concept is that Apple needs to release some kind of free iPhone at the same time that they release whatever the next model happens to be. So, in theory, there would be an iPhone 5S (or 6, or whatever), and this hypothetical low-end iPhone.
What do you think? Do you want a low-end iPhone or do you care? Let us know in the poll to the right!
With the release of the iPhone on T-Mobile, now every U.S. carrier has access to the device. This means that everyone has a choice of carriers, and T-Mobile is pushing hard to make it so that you pick them. Now the iPhone — the 4, 4S and 5 — is available on our favorite pink carrier, and we want to know if you’ve switched over yourself.
Did you preorder or buy a T-Mobile iPhone? Are you planning to? Let us know in the poll to the right!
Here in the U.S., T-Mobile has been the last carrier without the iPhone — at least officially. Unofficially, people have been buying iPhones and jailbreaking them to use on T-Mobile for years, because the AT&T model could be used with a T-Mobile SIM card.
But now, T-Mobile is carrying the iPhone, and they’re doing it without a contract. That’s right, you pay $99 for the iPhone initially, then $20/month for two years for a total of $580. The overall numbers aren’t quite a slam dunk, but it’s still pretty nice for people who want to get away from contracts.
If you live in the U.S., would you switch to T-Mobile for the iPhone? Let us know in the poll to the right!
A friend of mine bought a new car recently, and it came equipped with a Bluetooth connection that let him pair his iPhone with the stock stereo. It was super cool — much better than the dock connector input I have in my older car. And now Chevrolet is integrating Siri into some of its cars, taking it one step further.
Do you use your iPhone in the car? If so, is it just as-is, or do you connect it to the vehicle in some way? Let us know in the poll to the right!
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My wife and I have been talking about her making a career change, and that necessitates her going back to school. Back when I went to school, the smartphone wasn’t even invented, much less a tool for getting anything done. Today, AppStorm reviews apps all the time that are designed for helping out with homework and assignments, and that means that she could use her iPhone for school. Sounds great, right?
But what about you? If you go to school, do you use your iPhone for keeping track of your homework or anything else? Let us know in the poll to the right!
Spring Training is just winding down around my part of the U.S., but that just means that we’re that much closer to opening day. It used to be that I had to subscribe to specific TV channels to watch my favorite team play, but now I can just prop my iPhone or iPad up next to my desk and watch while I work. Turns out I use my iPhone to follow pretty much all the sports I watch, whether it’s just to catch up on the score or delve deeper into the system.
What about you? Do you use your iPhone to follow sports? Let us know in the poll to the right!