This week’s featured photo is from our iPods Around the World gallery, and shows an iPod touch near an iceberg just south of St John’s, Canada. 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!
iLounge and Bowers & Wilkins are teaming up to bring you the Quest for the Best iPhone App Contest, in which we’ll be giving away three of B&W’s Zeppelin speaker systems to our three favorite native iPhone applications. To enter the contest, simply submit your application to our Application Gallery, which will highlight new iPhone software with individual listings and information for each application. One winner will be picked from each of three categories: Games, Business/Professional, and Just Plain Cool, with each winner receiving their own Zeppelin system plus a $100 Apple Store Gift Card. The contest runs from today through July 23, and only official, App Store-ready applications will be considered, with the winners being announced on July 25. So get coding, and good luck!
With over 3,400 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll—“What should Apple do with the iPod touch?”—has ended with some interesting results. Readers were given the option to change iPod touch’s storage space, screen, or pricing, as well as keeping it the same.
Storage capacity was the most requested reader upgrade. Over 60% of readers felt that some sort of storage upgrade would be a good idea: 32% preferred a little more storage in the form of flash memory, while 31% preferred a lot more storage in the form of a hard disk. A total of 24% of responding readers wanted to see Apple improve the screen, while 32% would be satisfied with the same device at a lower price point. Only 3% responded that nothing should change in the iPod touch. Thanks for your responses!
Our new poll, “What should Apple do with the iPod shuffle?,” has just been opened. As always, it’s on the left hand column of the main iLounge.com home page, and provides a handful of possible changes Apple could make to the device. Cast your vote today!
Weeks before the multi-country launch of the iPhone 3G, iLounge has started to receive the first actual iPhone 3G cases from key developers, all newly previewed in our First Looks section. Cases currently appearing in the section include Belkin’s Silicone Sleeve for iPhone 3G, and Marware’s Sportsuit Convertible, C.E.O. Premiere, and C.E.O. Sleeve for iPhone 3G. Of course, we will be adding many more in the days to come. To find out more about these cases, follow the links above, and keep an eye on our First Looks section for more iPhone 3G accessory previews in the coming weeks.
This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an iPhone resting at Two Lovers Point in Tumon Bay, Guam. 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!
With over 6,000 responses, our most recent iLounge Poll—“Will you buy the iPhone 3G?”—has just ended. The results were surprisingly strong in favor of the “yes” vote, which was picked by over 64% of responding iLounge readers. Here’s how the numbers broke down:
Of the 64% of readers voting yes, roughly two thirds were people who did not currently own iPhones, while the remaining one third planned to upgrade from current iPhones to the new model. Of the 36% of readers voting no, a little under half were current iPhone owners, while a little over half did not currently own an iPhone.
Thank you for your votes! Our new poll, “What should Apple do with the iPod touch?” gives you a chance to vote for how Apple should improve the only touchscreen-based iPod model. What direction do you think Apple should take with a 2008 update? Vote now: the iLounge Poll is on the left-most column of the iLounge.com homepage.
The latest edition of iPodweek, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, is coming 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. 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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Plus: We’d like to know whether you plan on picking up an iPhone 3G. Are you going to be upgrading your current iPhone, replacing a separate device, sticking with your first-gen iPhone, or avoiding the iPhone altogether? Please use the iLounge Poll to register your vote: the poll is in the left-hand column of the iLounge.com main page. Once you’re finished submitting your answer, you can move the poll downwards on the page just by clicking on it and dragging it away.
This week’s featured photo is from our iPhones Around the World gallery, and shows an iPhone near the sea in Brønnøysund, Norway. 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!
In addition to the live, play-by-play text updates we will offer from Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote at the 2008 Worldwide Developer Conference today, available starting at 10AM Pacific Time, from the main iLounge.com web page, please take note of two additional links that we’ll be updating as the day goes on.
iLounge’s Flickr account. Publicized for the last several Apple events, we post photos to this account first so that you can see them rapidly without overloading the main iLounge site.
iLounge’s YouTube account. Videos from Apple’s events are posted here.
iLounge Chat. Come in and discuss today’s event.
Based on past Apple events, we expect that our live text updates from the event will be among the fastest out there, providing you with instant details about the latest and greatest iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and related announcements. Bookmark our Flickr and YouTube pages for multimedia content, but be sure to keep the iLounge.com main page loaded for news!
Following last weekend’s release of our The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4, iLounge’s editors received this terrific image from Times Square, showing the announcement of the Book. Weighing at 268 pages, the Book includes over 20 world exclusive Sneak Peeks, complete tutorials to all things iPod, iPhone, iTunes, and Apple TV, beautiful reader-submitted art and photos, and big announcements from iLounge’s publisher and editors. If you haven’t yet downloaded the Book, you can do so via one of the handy download links below. It’s available in a wide format, a single page version, and in a two-part format for the iPhone and iPod touch.
We are still accepting entries for our Quad Speaker Giveaway, so if you haven’t yet entered, now’s your chance. In the giveaway, Altec Lansing and iLounge are giving away four sets of Altec Lansing speakers (two Altec Lansing T612 Powered Audio Systems and two inMotion iM600 Portable Audio Systems) to four lucky readers. To enter, just fill out the simple form on the entry page. The contest runs through June 30; for official rules and more information, see the official giveaway page. Good luck!
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference begins Monday in San Francisco, and iLounge will be on-site to provide coverage. We will be providing live coverage of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote address, which is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. An announcement regarding the next-generation iPhone, while not guaranteed, is certainly expected during the speech. As we have done in the past, iLounge.com will take you to our streamlined special event page starting an hour or so before the event.
This year’s Worldwide Developer Conference marks the first time native iPhone developers will have a chance to introduce their games and applications to the world, and we’re excited to see what you talented folks have come up with. If you or your company has an application coming out soon, we’d love to hear about it. Just send your pre-announcement or post-announcement news to us via news at ilounge dot com and we’ll be sure to check it out.
This week’s featured photo is from our iPods Around the World gallery, and shows an iPod touch against the clouds in Wisconsin. 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!
Initially announced in The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4, iLounge has revealed the winners of our Design the Next iPhone, Win the Next iPhone contest. We received tons of entries, which were broken down into three major categories: Advanced iPhone concepts, which went above and beyond the features of the current iPhone, Funny entries, which offer a humorous take on the future iPhone, and Simplified entries, which represent an evolution of the current iPhone.
Taking the Grand Prize for Advanced iPhone concept was the iPhone twist design by Christopher Doan of Toronto, Canada. Featuring a hinged design, stereo speakers, an integrated video chat camera, a separate touch-sensitive pad which transforms from a keyboard to a multi-touch pad, and more, the aluminum and white plastic phone was our favorite of the ambitious advanced concepts we received.
Grand Prize for Funny entry was awarded to the iPhone shuffle concept from Michael Hornbek from Hornslet, Denmark. The tiny, simple device prominently features a shiny silver call button that serves only to call random people, and a rear clip to attach the “phone” to clothing or bags. Finally, Grand Prize in the Simplified Entries category went to the 3G iPhone design of Aaron Besson of Trinidad + Tobago. Sporting a white back, a slimmer, more curved profile, and only modest changes to the phone’s overall design, we wouldn’t be surprised if the real iPhone 2 ends up looking quite similar.
Congrats to Christopher, Michael, and Aaron. Outstanding Runner-Up winners can be seen in The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4 alongside a gallery of other great entries.
If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, good news: we’ve created a version of The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4 just for you. This year’s edition has had all of its fonts upgraded for easier reading on these devices, and we’ve split it into two pieces that meet the devices’ PDF memory restrictions. Viewing links are below.
Planning on giving the Book a thorough read? We recommend that you download one of the full-fledged computer or printer versions instead. Enjoy whichever version best suits your needs.
They’ve called it the “iPod Bible.” Now, one year and over two million downloads after the release of The Free iPod Book 3—our “all things iPod, iPhone, iTunes, and Apple TV” tutorial edition—iLounge has released The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4, an even bigger and better sequel. Now with 268 pages, the fourth edition of the Book has actually been streamlined from its predecessor, leaving behind information only important to past iPod users in favor of new details useful for today’s Apple devices and software.
And, of course, there’s a lot to see inside. Over 20 never-before-seen iPod and iPhone accessories. The awesome Design the Next iPhone winners of three next-generation iPhones and $100 iTunes Cards. A brand new iDesign interview to complete our iDesign Retrospective, and along with a look at maternity and the iPhone called iPhone Baby, some life-changing announcements from iLounge’s publisher and editors. Click here for more details, on the links to get your copy of the Book, or here to tell a friend!
Download it now - it’s 100 percent free, and in PDF format. We hope you enjoy!
On June 2, iLounge will officially release The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4, the massive follow-up to our million-plus-downloaded Free iPod Book 3. We are extremely excited to share the Book with you, as our fourth edition is the biggest and best yet—packed with cool new iPod and iPhone gear, user-requested tutorials, next-generation iPhone contest winners, and a couple of life-changing announcements from iLounge’s editors! As always, The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4 is completely free of charge, and designed to be a one-stop guide to all things iPod, iPhone, iTunes, and Apple TV.
Since our download servers are always rocked by early downloaders from across the world, we wanted to give loyal iLounge readers a head start on downloading the Book. Using this iLounge Library link, iLounge readers will be able to get the Book this weekend—hopefully before the servers start to slow down. Click on the link, use the “subscribe” button, and iTunes will be ready to automatically receive the Book as soon as it’s released. We’ll post an small update here on June 1 to let you know the Book is available in the Library, and afterwards, we’ll have the bigger traditional download page available as well.
For those familiar with our past publications, the advance version of the Book will be in two-page-wide, magazine-style format. A one-page-wide, smaller screen-optimized version will be available on June 2. More details will follow soon!
Updated: The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4 is available now for subscribers through the iTunes link above. Enjoy!
This week’s featured photo is from our iPods Around the World gallery, and shows an iPod classic resting in Rivera, Uruguay. 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!
Only three days are left in iLounge’s Design the Next iPhone, Win the Next iPhone Contest, so if you haven’t yet entered, this is your chance. To enter the contest, simply submit a brand-new artistic rendition (minimum 1600px wide) of what you think the next iPhone should look like. iLounge’s editors will pick six top concepts from the pool of valid entries, three of which will receive Apple’s next-generation iPhone, while three runners-up will each receive a $100 iTunes Store Gift Card.
Submissions run through May 25 (this Sunday), with winners to be announced in The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4, on June 1. For more information or for official rules, please visit the official contest page. Good luck!