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Earlier today Apple made good on their promise to wow us once more with yet another new multi-touch wonder: the iPad 2 (Steve Jobs himself kicked off the presentation). Rumors have been flying for months about what it would and wouldn’t include, many of which were proven true, though as always Apple still had a few surprises up its sleeve.

Keep reading to see what the hype is all about. We’ll go over all the details of the new and improved iPad so you can see whether or not it’s time to give in and get one!
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This week Apple introduced an impressive new line of MacBook Pros. They threw in a curve this time though and not only released the standard jaw-dropping power and speed jumps, but also added a completely new I/O port for a technology called Thunderbolt.

Below we’ll take a brief look into what Thunderbolt is, where it came from and why it could mean great things for future iPhone, iPod and iPad owners.
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Here at AppStorm we love getting to know our readers better. The primary reason for this is always so that we can better target our content towards the people reading it. We want to make AppStorm as interesting as possible for you so we post polls like today’s to get a better glimpse of who you are.

Today’s poll asks whether or not you’re interested in the development side of iPhone apps. We know you love playing with new iPhone apps, or else you wouldn’t be here, but we’d also like to know how many of our readers are part of the amazingly talented group of people generating all of that lovely App Store content that keeps us afloat!

Vote in the poll at right and then leave a comment below telling us more. If you’re a developer, what apps have you created and how did you learn the requisite skills? If you’re not a developer but are interested in learning more, you might want to check out our sister site MobileTuts for daily tutorials on every mobile platform out there!

Good news! We have randomly selected the ten winners. Check the list of names below to see if you won. If you are one of our lucky winners, you’ll be receiving an email shortly with your App Store promo code. As always, thanks for supporting AppStorm and be sure to check back soon for more awesome giveaways!

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  • Stanley
  • Steve O
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Despite being admittedly overhyped by the media, the antenna issues with the iPhone 4 are very real. When I’m doing anything but talking on my iPhone, the way that I instinctively hold it inevitably drains my reception to almost nothing within a minute. Then, as soon as I change my grip, those bars jump back up to full.

However, I have yet to actually go and purchase a bumper. I did look at Apple’s solution but thought that $30 for a such a small ring was pretty outrageous. The bigger problem though is my aversion to cases in general.

I’m what you might call an Apple purist. I love the design of my Apple devices enough that I almost never add any adornment to the equation. My MacBook contains no stickers, skins or clip-on case and my iPhone looks just like it did the day I bought it. I did purchase a case for my iPad, but it’s purely for transportation of the device. When I actually use it, I quickly slide it out of the case (my criteria for purchasing an iPad case was solely the speed at which I could remove the iPad).

Our poll today asks where you lie on this spectrum. Do you protect your iPhone with a case, simply use the bumper to fix the antenna issues or perhaps forsake both in favor of an unfettered iPhone experience? We want to know! After you vote in the poll, leave a comment below and let us know what cases you own and recommend, both for iPhone and any other Apple products!

We’re kicking off a new post series today called “Ask the Editor”. This is a great way for you to ask questions and get help for all things iPhone. Whether you’ve just purchased your first iPhone and need help setting it up or are a pro with an advanced technical question, I’ll tackle your question and see if I can help!

We had some great questions submitted this week, so read on to find out what my responses are (and how you can submit your own questions for the next article). Two of them are GPS-related so if you’re into navigation, you won’t want to miss this post!
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If you don’t know already, for the past four years since the iPhone’s inauguration, Apple has released a handset in the summer (normally June or July). This has been to much fanfare as most evangelists haven’t had their hands on a new one since the previous year. However, it’s only February and one iPhone version has already been launched. Then there’s rumors of the white one coming out next and then the iPhone 5 in the summer?

Would Apple really release three versions of it’s device throughout the first half of the year? Let’s see if we can debunk those rumors!
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The rumor mills are alive with speculation about the iPhone 5, which will supposedly be coming this summer. With these rumors comes the tale of a mythical device that we haven’t heard mentioned in quite some time: the iPhone Nano.

When the very first iPhone was released, it took spin-artists no time to convince the media that Apple was working on a new smaller version. This device would of course be cheaper and more compact than the normal iPhone and would hopefully appeal to customers not willing to shill out for the big version.

Of course, years later we know that these rumors were 100% fabricated and not the least based in reality. Yet here we are again, four years later and the rumors have resurfaced. Could Apple finally be ready to expand the iPhone line with a smaller version? More importantly, do you care?

Let’s say the rumors are true and Apple releases an iPhone Nano in a few months, would you buy one? Vote in the poll above, then leave a comment below and let us know, regardless of whether or not you want to buy one, if you think it’s a good strategy. Do you know people that would jump on the idea of a smaller, cheaper iPhone?

If you’re reading this from the U.S., the fact that you might be doing so from a Verizon iPhone is big news. Many Apple fans have waited not-so-patiently for four long years for this opportunity and customers of other carriers are no doubt licking their lips wondering when their turn will come.

Now that the Verizon iPhone is officially in the wild, what effect did it have on the market? How are other carriers responding? Has someone hacked it yet? Today we’ll take a brief look at a world where Verizon iPhones exist.
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We’re going to be kicking off a new series next week, called “Ask the Editor”. This will run a few times each month, and give you a chance to submit questions to be answered by our editorial team (and a few expert writers, if we need some assistance!)

Whether you have a question related to iPhone apps, accessories or hardware problems, I’d really love to hear it! I’ll do my best to answer a series of diverse questions that will be interesting for everyone.

Without further ado, here’s a quick form to submit your question for next week’s post. Hopefully you’ll be seeing my response up on AppStorm soon. Thanks for contributing!

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