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Photo of the Week: iPad 2 in Mexico

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPads Around the World gallery, and shows a white iPad 2 overlooking the sun rising above the Caribbean Sea in Cancún, Mexico. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Steve Jobs poll ends, Fall 2011 lineup poll begins

With over 1,300 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll—“How do you think Apple will do now that Steve Jobs has resigned?”—has ended. Readers could say that they expected it to continue as it has, continue to make great products but fall behind schedule, become more susceptible to bad ideas, or have issues with both products and timing, with a separate option for those that don’t have an opinion.

A majority of readers—61 percent—said they think Apple will continue as it has, producing great products in a timely fashion. 15 percent said they think it will be become more susceptible to bad ideas, followed by 12 percent that thought it would continue to do well on the product side but might fall behind schedule, and seven percent that thought it would have issues with both products and timing. Another five percent of readers didn’t have an opinion. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll focuses on Apple’s new Fall 2011 lineup of iPhones and iPods. We’d like to know if you were planning to buy a new iPhone or iPod, and if so, did Apple’s announcements change your mind? Our new poll—“What’s your reaction to Apple’s Fall 2011 iPhone + iPod lineup?”—lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left hand column of the main iLounge.com homepage. Cast your vote today!

Apple iPhone event begins at 10am PT/1pm ET

Apple’s special “Let’s talk iPhone” media event will begin later today at 1:00 pm Eastern Time/10:00 am Pacific Time. At the event, Apple is widely expected to introduce at least one new iPhone model, announce Sprint as a carrier partner in the U.S., provide an update on iOS 5 as well as a release date, and potentially offer an update on its iPod lineup, specifically the iPod touch and iPod shuffle. We will be posting regular updates throughout the course of the event; check back later to catch all the latest news as it happens.

Photo of the Week: iPhone 3G in Bangladesh

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an iPhone 3G beachside at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week: iPod touch in Costa Rica

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPods Around the World gallery, and shows a pair of iPod touches overlooking rooftops and the Irazu Volcano in San Francisco de Dos Rios District, Costa Rica. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures with your iPod or iPhone, and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week: iPad in NYC

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPads Around the World gallery, and shows an encased iPad overlooking a portion of the skyline from high above Times Square in New York City. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Happy Labor Day!

iLounge will be only modestly updated today as our editors celebrate Labor Day. Our team will be back tomorrow, September 6, with regular updates—quite a few of them!

We hope you, your family, and friends enjoy a relaxing holiday together.

iLounge announces the Griffin PowerDock Dual Giveaway

iLounge is pleased to announce the Griffin PowerDock Dual Giveaway. In our Giveaway of the Month for September, iLounge and Griffin Technology are giving away one of ten PowerDock Dual charging stations for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on September 30, 2011 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

Photo of the Week: iPod touch in Vermont

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPods Around the World gallery, ans shows an iPod touch in front of a scenic, wooded landscape somewhere in Vermont. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures with your iPod or iPhone, and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Cellular data poll ends, post-Jobs poll begins

With nearly 1,600 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll—“How much cellular data do you normally use in a month on your iPhone/iPad?”—has ended. Readers could choose from options including 0-250MB, 250-500MB, 500MB-1GB, 1GB-2GB, 2GB-5GB, and 5GB+, with a separate option for readers who don’t own an iPhone or iPad.

Votes were spread quite evenly among the options, with 0-250MB being the most selected option with 19 percent of the vote. 18 percent said they used 500MB-1GB of data per month, followed by 17 percent who average 250-500MB, and 16 percent who said they normally use 1GB-2GB. 12 percent said they average between 2GB and 5 GB, while just six percent said they normally use more than 5GB per month. 13 percent said they didn’t have an iPhone or iPad. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll focuses on Apple as a company following Steve Jobs’ resignation. Do you think the company will stay on its current track, keep making great products but slip a little on its internal schedule, fall prey to bad ideas, leading to sub-par products, or experience issues with both products and timing? Or do you not have an opinion? Our new poll—“How do you think Apple will do now that Steve Jobs has resigned?”—lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left hand column of the main iLounge.com homepage. Cast your vote today!

Photo of the Week: iPhone 4 in Panama

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows a white iPhone 4 overlooking the Miraflores Lock of the Panama Canal in Panama. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

2012 iLounge Pavilion grows to 75,000 square feet

The Consumer Electronics Association today announced that the iLounge Pavilion at the 2012 International CES has grown to 75,000 square feet, making it the largest dedicated exhibition of iPod, iPhone, and iPad related products and services in the world. “The success of the iLounge Pavilion is unparalleled, featuring the largest number of i-related product launches at any event, any time of year,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “With strong industry demand for a showcase of these popular products, the iLounge Pavilion at the 2012 International CES is the place where key business is done for this space.”

The 2012 iLounge Pavilion will feature products from more than 250 companies spread across its space—compared to 200 companies across 50,000 square feet in 2011. Notably, the 2011 International CES’s independently audited attendance of over 149,000 people was up 18 percent from the year prior; it is the largest consumer electronics trade show in the world. The 2012 International CES will be held January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo of the Week: iPod touch in India

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPods Around the World gallery, ans shows an iPod touch in front of one of the world’s highest motorable mountain passes, Tanglang La, located 17,582 feet above sea level in Ladakh, India. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures with your iPod or iPhone, and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week: iPad 2 in California

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPads Around the World gallery, and shows a black iPad 2 at the summit of Mt San Jacinto, looking north towards Mt San Gorgonio in California. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week: iPad 2, iPhone 4 in the Philippines

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPads Around the World gallery, and shows a black iPad 2 sitting next an iPhone 4 on a railing overlooking the “Chocolate Hills” of Carmen, Bohol, Philippines. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

iLounge announces the Fanny Wang Headphone Giveaway

iLounge is pleased to announce the Fanny Wang Headphone Giveaway. In our Giveaway of the Month for August, iLounge and Fanny Wang are giving away two pairs of Black & White DJ Over Ear Wangs Tuxedo Headphones. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on August 31, 2011 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

iTunes Match poll ends, data usage poll begins

With over 1,000 responses from iLounge readers, our most recent poll—“Are you planning to sign up for iTunes Match?”—has ended. Options were given for readers who are going to give the service a try, use a competing service, aren’t interested in cloud music services, would use it if it were available in their area, or don’t own an iOS device.

Nearly half of readers—46 percent—said they plan on giving iTunes Match a try, followed fairly closely by the 38 percent of readers who said they aren’t interested in cloud music services. Six percent of readers said they were waiting for a more sophisticated option, five percent said they would sign up if iTunes Match were available where they live, three percent said they plan on using a competing service, and two percent said they don’t own an iOS device. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll focuses on cellular data usage. Given the rise of speed throttling by carriers on customers who heavily take advantage of “unlimited” data plans, we’d like to know how much data you normally use in a month on your iPhone or iPad. Do you use less than 250MB, more than that but less than 500MB, between half and a full GB, between one and two GB, between two and five GB, or more than five? Our new poll, “How much cellular data do you normally use in a month on your iPhone/iPad?” lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

Last weekend for PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case Giveaway

If you haven’t yet entered our PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case Giveaway, this is your last weekend to do so. In our Giveaway of the Month for July, iLounge and PhoneSuit are giving away 10 PhoneSuit Elite Battery Cases for iPhone 4. To enter, simply fill out and submit the form on the giveaway page—the giveaway will end on July 31, 2011 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Good luck!

Photo of the Week: iPhone 4 in Wyoming

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an iPhone 4 on the shores of Jackson Lake overlooking Great Teton in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week: iPhone 4 in China

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This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an iPhone 4 overlooking the Great Wall of China. To share your photos and to be considered for our Photo of the Week, you simply need to submit your own photo to one of our galleries. So get out there, take some pictures featuring your favorite iPod, iPad, or iPhone and maybe your submission will be our next Photo of the Week!

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