Pity the lonely life of the iPhone addict.\n\nSome addicts are mesmerized by an iPhone, their social skills fading away faster than an iPhone battery bar. Others take on demonic behavior, \n\nattacking any blogger foolish enough to criticize the church of Apple or its angelic leader, Steve Jobs. \n \nJobs says iPhone owners spend an average 30 minutes a day on their iPhone. But iPhone addicts probably spend hours, burning out their batteries \n\nin less than a year. Here are eight signs that you might have a little problem.\n\n\nYou Have Nightmares of a Dead (or Missing) iPhoneWe've all left the house without the iPhone. It happens. So how far away were you when you returned to retrieve it? The idea of a missing iPhone or \n\na dead battery can cause sheer panic among Apple addicts. \n\nA true iPhone addict takes necessary precautions. There's an iPhone car charger in every car, a Mophie Juice Pack at the ready, an adapter at the \n\noffice and at home, maybe even the gym. \n\nGod forbid you get a phone call or text message or hear a song that only the Shazam app can identify, only to not have your iPhone charged and \n\nwith you. How did people live pre-iPhone days? Without the iPhone, you just might have to have a real conversation with the person in front of \n\nyou.\n\n\nYou Can't Pass an Apple Store Without EnteringCall it the Church of Apple.\n \nA lightning bolt will strike you down if you walk past an Apple Store without entering its hallowed room and bowing at the Genius Bar. Never mind \n\nthat there's virtually nothing to see at the Apple Store, nothing new to learn for Apple addicts like yourself. Merely entering an Apple Store is a religious \n\nexperience.\n\nOf course, you probably also waited in lines for hours just to get your hands on a new iPhone or iPad. So walking through an Apple Store's doors \n\nhas new meaning to you: A sense of liberation. Or maybe it's just a fix.\n\n\nYou're a Troll Calling Yourself "applehaterssuck"The cadre of Apple trolls, um, savvy Apple consumers love to defend poor Apple on any Website or blog that criticizes the greatest company in the \n\nworld. It's as if Apple can't do anything wrong. Apple fanboys make Tea Party fanatics look like a swell group.\n\nBut there are signs Apple is an evil empire in the making. \n\nCase in point: Apple's methodical annihilation of Adobe Flash. Apple claims to be more open than Adobe by adopting open standards like HTML \n\n5. From a technology point of view, this may be true; but Apple lock-in comes in many forms, such as draconian contracts and approval processes, as \n\nwell as platform ownership.\n\n\niTunes Is Your Favorite Place to ShopHow much are you spending on songs and apps every month? Does your iPhone have 10 screens of apps? We bet you can't wait for the folders feature in iPhone OS 4.0. There are no \n\nhard figures on this, but we're guessing $100 a month on average at the iTunes store is probably too much.\n\nApple is also bringing its iAd mobile advertising platform in iPhone OS 4.0. The goal of iAd, says Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is to help developers \n\nmake some money without raising the price of their apps. This should come as welcome news to iPhone addicts and their wallets. \n\n\nYou're Infatuated with Steve JobsApple CEO Steve Jobs can be an industry unto himself. There are Steve Jobs plush dolls, Steve Jobs posters, "Steve Jobs for President" t-shirts, \n\neven instructions on making a Steve Jobs cheese head.\n\nBonus points: You also have a warm spot for the "other" Steve, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. And, of course, you secretly rooted for him on \n\nDancing with the Stars.\n\n\nYou Bought Multiple iPhone CasesLet's be honest: Accessorizing your iPhone, as if it's a Barbie doll, is unhealthy behavior. There's an iPhone case for every occasion. And we're not just talking \n\nabout women iPhone owners, either. \n\nIf you spent $50 for an Otterbox Defender case, one of the toughest iPhone cases on the market, you probably fall into this category. The holster \n\nholds the iPhone in the vertical position, like a gun. The Otterbox Defender has often been called the "soldier's case." The black case and holster look \n\npretty intimidating.\n\nWe're guessing the exec with an Otterbox Defender for his iPhone also drives a Hummer to his downtown office, too.\n\n\nYou Can Outrun the Energizer BunnyIf you need to change \n\nyour battery in less than year, you're clearly an iPhone addict. Every time you go through a charge cycle on your iPhone, you'll permanently lose \n\nanywhere from 30 seconds to a minute of battery capacity. Typically, you'll get 250 to 500 charge cycles before a lithium ion battery has outlived its \n\nusefulness.\n\nAaron Vronko, CEO of Raid Repair, which services broken iPods and iPhones and replaces worn-out batteries, says the battery-replacement \n\ndemand curve starts with a 10-month-old iPhone. These customers are often heavy iPhone users who may have lost up to 30 percent of the original \n\nbattery life, he says, and 70 percent of the remaining battery is not good enough for them.\n\nYou can also go to educational website iFixit.com, buy a tool kit and replace the battery yourself.\n\n\nYou Name Your iPhone "My Precious"A Stanford survey caught a few students \n\nnaming their iPhone and even patting it like a puppy. One out of four described the iPhone as an extension of their brain or body. iPhone addicts also \n\ntend to be loners, constantly staring into the device, even mesmerized by it. Stanford roommates living with an iPhone addict call themselves "iPhone \n\nwidows."\n\nIf you find yourself always alone, perhaps letting your hygiene go, and murmuring the words "My Precious" to your iPhone, then, well, you're more \n\nthan just an iPhone addict. You've got serious problems, buddy.