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Two weeks left for Best of Show submissions

The deadline for iLounge’s Best of Show 2009 Award submissions is only two weeks away, so if you’re an accessory or software developer who wants a chance at an award, now is the time to get your submission in. Any new product shown for the first time at CES or Macworld Expo in January is encouraged to contact us with details so they may be considered. Please contact iLounge publisher Dennis Lloyd ([email protected]) for information on our submission process. We look forward to your submissions!

iPodweek arrives later today, Take the Apple TV poll

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iPodweek, iLounge’s weekly newsletter recapping the last seven days in iPod, iPhone, iTunes and Apple TV news, articles, reviews, and more, will be sent out later today. In addition to rounding up the week’s top stories, iPodweek also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. If you haven’t yet signed up to receive iPodweek, there’s still time to register and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address.

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In addition, with over 5,600 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll, “Which missing iPhone feature would you most like to see implemented?” has ended. Readers were given a choice between copy & paste, MMS messaging, video recording, wireless iTunes syncing, Adobe Flash support, Bluetooth stereo and data, or other features.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, copy & paste was the feature most requested by iLounge readers with 30% of the vote. The results also show a strong demand for Adobe Flash support, as it received 21% of the vote, followed by MMS messaging with 18%, and a tie between video recording and wireless iTunes syncing, both of which received 10%. Only 8% of readers felt that Bluetooth stereo and data was the feature they’d most like to see implemented, while 3% said they would rather see other improvements. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Our new poll focuses on the Apple TV. We’d like to know what you think Apple should do with the set-top box. Should they release new hardware, allowing free TV-to-iTunes recording? Officially allow apps to add more software functionality, such as streaming from Hulu and Netflix? Release a wireless game controller and support games? Kill it, and replace it with a more advanced, improved iPod dock? Or do you think it’s great as it is? The latest iLounge poll, “What should Apple do with the Apple TV?” lets you answer that question. As always, the iLounge Poll is on the left hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

Photo of the Week: iPhone 3G in Australia

This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an iPhone 3G in front of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia. 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!

iPodweek coming soon, sign up today

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It’s Friday, which means that iLounge’s weekly newsletter, iPodweek, will be available later this afternoon. iPodweek is a weekly summary of the best iPod news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and iPod accessory discount offers from various companies. You still have time to sign up for this week’s edition, if you haven’t done so already — just use the simple form below to submit your email address.

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Photo of the Week: iPod touch in Rome

This week’s featured photo is from our iPods Around the World gallery, and shows an iPod touch inside the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. 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!

 

iPod age poll ends, missing iPhone feature poll begins

With more than 4,000 votes from iLounge readers, our most recent poll — “How long has it been since you bought your earliest iPod/iPhone?” — has ended. Readers were able to choose from lengths of time varying between 7 years and less than a year, with a separate option for readers that don’t own an iPod or iPhone.

Many respondents were long-time iPod users: more than a third of respondents said that they’ve owned an iPod for four years or more. Specifically, 9% said they purchased the original iPod seven years ago, 8% said they got their first iPod six years ago, and 18% said they’ve owned an iPod for five years. The largest number of readers — 19% — said they purchased their first iPod four years ago, while another 14% said they’ve owned an iPod for three years. The number of users who said they’ve owned an iPod or iPhone for one or two years was equal, with each receiving 6% of the vote, while 15% of readers said they’ve owned one of the devices for less than a year, and 4% said they don’t own an iPod or iPhone. (Yes, we’re also surprised.) Thanks for your responses!

Our new poll focuses on the iPhone. We’d like to know what feature currently missing from the device you’d most like to see added. Is copy & paste on your wishlist, or perhaps MMS messaging? Or maybe you’d like it to record video, or wirelessly sync with iTunes? Maybe Adobe Flash is most important to you, or perhaps A2DP stereo Bluetooth, or some other feature? The latest iLounge poll, “Which missing iPhone feature would you most like to see implemented?” lets you answer that question. As always, the iLounge Poll is on the left hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

Sign up for our iPodweek newsletter, arriving shortly

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The latest edition of iPodweek, our weekly newsletter covering all things iPod, iPhone, iTunes, and Apple TV, is coming later today. iPodweek is a summary of the top news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published over the past week, and it also features giveaways and iPod accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address, if you haven’t done so already.

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Photo of the Week: iPhone in Germany

This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an original iPhone in front of the vineyards of Helfenberg Castle near Stuttgart, Germany. 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!

2009 Best of Show Awards Submission Rules now available

If your company is interested in participating in iLounge’s 2009 Best of Show Awards, and has not yet received an e-mail from us containing this year’s submission rules, please send an e-mail to [email protected] today. The rules have just been made available, and we welcome participation from companies that will be exhibiting at either the International CES in Las Vegas or Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

Next-gen poll ends, iPod age poll begins

With more than 2,000 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll — “Which of the following next-gen add-on features most interests you?” — has ended. Readers could pick from features including HD Radio, iPod remote + mic, a joypad/controller, a plug-in keyboard, and a larger screen, choose to vote for some other feature, or say they were satisfied as-is.

Receiving more than a quarter of the vote — 28% — most readers said they were most interested in HD Radio, followed by larger screens with 22%. The next four responses were tightly contested with only four percentage points separating the options. 14% of respondents said they were interested in iPod remote + mic add-ons, 11% expressed interest in some other feature, an equal amount said they were satisfied as-is, while 10% said they were interested in a plug-in keyboard. Only 5% of respondents said they were interested in a joypad or controller add-on, suggesting that most must be at least “okay” with the gaming controls currently offered by Apple’s iPods and iPhones. Thanks for your responses!

Our new poll looks into the past as we’d like to know when you bought your first iPod or iPhone. Were you on board for the original launch seven years ago, or did you buy your first iPod or iPhone in the years following? Or perhaps you purchased your first iPod or iPhone in the last year, or maybe you don’t own one at all? The latest iLounge poll, “How long has it been since you bought your earliest iPod/iPhone?” lets you answer that question. As always, the iLounge Poll is on the left hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

Last chance to vote for next-gen poll

Our current iLounge Poll, “Which of the following next-gen add-on features most interests you?,” will be ending soon, so if you haven’t yet voted, now’s your chance. Currently, HD Radio is leading the poll with 29% of the vote, followed by larger screens with 20%, iPod remote + mic with 14%, Plug-in keyboard and “other” tied with 10%, and a joypad/controller with 5%. 12% of readers thus far have said they are satisfied as-is. As always, the iLounge Poll is on the left hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

New iPodweek coming later today

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This week’s edition of iLounge’s weekly newsletter, iPodweek, will be available later today. iPodweek is a weekly summary of the best iPod news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and iPod accessory discount offers from various companies and retailers. There is still plenty of time to sign up for this week’s edition, if you haven’t done so already — just use the simple form below to submit your email address.

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Photo of the Week: iPhone 3G in Russia

This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an iPhone 3G in the middle of Red Square in Moscow, Russia. 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!

iPodweek coming later today; Take the iLounge poll

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iPodweek, iLounge’s weekly newsletter recapping the last seven days in iPod, iPhone, iTunes and Apple TV news, articles, reviews, and more, will be sent out later today. In addition to rounding up the week’s top stories, iPodweek also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. If you haven’t yet signed up to receive iPodweek, there’s still time to register and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address.

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In addition, our latest iLounge poll is now open. We’d like to know which next-gen add-on feature most interests you. Are you intrigued by HD Radio and iTunes Tagging, or perhaps more interested in accessories with an iPod remote and microphone? Or maybe you’d like to see a joypad or controller for the iPhone and iPod touch, or instead, a plug-in keyboard? How about a larger screen, or something different, or are you satisfied with current options? Our latest poll—“Which of the following next-gen add-on features most interests you?”—lets you answer that question. As always, the iLounge Poll is on the left hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

Photo of the week: iPhone in Ireland

This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an original iPhone in front of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland. 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!

Latest edition of iPodweek coming later today

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iPodweek, iLounge’s weekly newsletter recapping the last seven days in iPod, iPhone, iTunes and Apple TV news, articles, reviews, and more, will be sent out later today. In addition to rounding up the week’s top stories, iPodweek also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. If you haven’t yet signed up to receive iPodweek, there’s still time to register and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form below to submit your email address.

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iPhone, iPod touch version of 2009 Buyers’ Guide released

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Following the official release of the 2009 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide earlier today, we have just posted iPhone- and iPod touch-formatted versions optimized for downloading and viewing on these devices. Presented in a scrollable single-page format, with images that have been modestly downsampled to help keep file sizes and memory usage lower, these versions split the 150-page book into two segments that can be loaded individually.

They otherwise preserve the entire content of the Guide, with Sneak Peeks, iPods and iPhones in the first half; the 100 Best Apps + Games, major accessories and Best of the Year Awards are in the second. In addition to the links below, you can click on the title of this article for screenshots from the Guide as seen on these devices.


Widescreen- and portrait-orientation versions of the Guide that have been optimized for PC and Mac viewing are available here.

 

iLounge debuts the 2009 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide

It’s here! iLounge’s annual guide to the iPod, iPhone, Apple TV and their related accessories and software is now available. Download the 2009 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide today!


This year’s guide offers a host of new information and features, including our list of the 100 Best iPhone and iPod touch Apps and Games, 12 exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming iPod and iPhone accessories, the winners of our iProvocateur and iPod As Art contests, the Top Accessories for iPod + iPhone, our 2008 Best of the Year and Readers’ Choice Awards, a Complete History of iPod and iPhone Products, a comprehensive Guide for Buying and Selling iPods and iPhones, Complete Color Charts for all iPod and iPhone models, and more. Available in wide-screen format for viewing on any PC or Mac or in an iPhone- and iPod touch-friendly layout, the 150-page Guide is our best yet.

As always, the Buyers’ Guide is 100 percent free for iLounge readers, and in PDF format. For additional details, click here to see the full story. And please do your part to share the Guide by telling a friend, or hosting it on your filesharing network of choice. Enjoy!

 

Last chance to vote for 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards

If you haven’t yet voted for iLounge’s 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, today is your final opportunity. The quick 4-question poll lets you name your picks for 2008 iPhone + iPod Application Developer of the Year, 2008 iPhone + iPod Game Developer of the Year, 2008 iPod + iPhone Accessory Developer of the Year, and best new Apple media player of the year. Winners will be announced in the 2009 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide on October 31, 2008. Thanks for your votes and best of luck to all of this year’s developers!

Photo of the week: iPhone 3G in Denver

This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an iPhone 3G at a political rally, across from the courthouse in Denver, Colorado. 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!

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