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Although we didn’t get any official word on a new iPhone this summer, we did get word of a new service that replaces MobileMe, costs nothing and adds features, and it’s named iCloud. Seems like a win-win proposition, right?

It is, but some people have been wondering what it really means for them. iCloud is neat, but will it change the way they use their iPhone? Does it make a difference it what iPhone you purchase? Turns out that iCloud is more than just a simple syncing service, and it could just change the decisions you make when it comes time to buy that new iPhone.

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Remember when 4.3 was announced and everyone flocked to get all the new features? I remember, and right after I updated I had mammoth problems with my iPhone. It took me a few days to get it straightened out, and if I had just waited a few days and read the reports of other people having similar issues, then I would have known to wait.

Now iOS 5 is coming out sometime soon, and the question is, do we update right away or wait a bit to hear what the Internet collectively says about any problems that could happen? Answer in the poll to the right, and let’s figure it out.

The other day, I wrote a post about how the iPhone 5 needed to be a full redesign for a multitude of reasons. Again, this started me thinking about what exactly Apple could do to top the iPhone 4, because even though it has some pretty obvious flaws (see: antenna), it’s still the best cell phone I’ve ever owned by far. Even though I’m just one of those guys who buys the new iPhone per routine, the buying public needs a reason why the latest phone is better than the last one. I started to wonder what the killer feature in this next version could be, because there’s not really much left to do other than continue to keep up with technology.

After much debate, I couldn’t really come up with a firm, definitive answer. Instead, I came up with a few options, some of them more likely to happen than others. Let’s talk about them after the break.
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There’s been a lot of excitement over the recent iOS 5 announcements. A new notifications center, a promising new Reminder app and Wifi Sync are just a few of the awesome features that we can look forward to this fall.

One feature that I’ve been getting a lot of questions about is iMessage. What is it? Will there be two messaging apps now or will it be integrated into the current messaging system? If you’re wondering about the answers to these questions, read on.

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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!

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