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Latest edition of iPodweek coming later today

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iPodweek, iLounge’s weekly newsletter recapping the week in news, announcements, articles, reviews, and more, will be sent out later today. There is still time to sign up for this week’s installment, so if you’d like to receive iPodweek, and be eligible for future newsletter-specific giveaways and deals, simply use the form below to submit your email address.

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iPodweek, the iLounge weekly newsletter, coming later today

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Like free iPod goodies? Want a quick summary of what happened in the last week at iLounge? iPodweek, iLounge’s weekly newsletter recapping the week in news, announcements, articles, reviews, and more, will be sent out later today. There is still time to sign up for this week’s installment, so if you’d like to receive iPodweek, and be eligible for future newsletter-specific giveaways and deals, simply use the form below to submit your email address.

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Poll: Did Apple screw up on iPod touch storage?

Before Apple introduced the new slate of iPods, we ran a poll asking which potential new iPod interested you the most. The responses were clear: 80% of iLounge readers most wanted a hard disk coupled with a large touchscreen display.

Now that Apple has revealed the iPod touch, coupling an iPhone-like screen and interface with iPod nano-like memory capacity, we want to know your thoughts. Did Apple drop the ball on this product, creating something you wouldn’t buy, or have you decided that you will be satisfied with its 8GB or 16GB or storage capacity? Cast your vote now in the iLounge Poll, found on the left-most column of the iLounge.com home page!

Our prior poll, which way would you most prefer to play your iTunes media, is now closed. The majority of readers (62%) said that they would prefer either an iPhone-styled Cover Flow interface (34%) or an iPhone-like scrolling list with finger gestures (28%), while 19% preferred the classic iPod Click Wheel and scrolling list interface, 12% liked a mouse-style interface with iTunes, and few people preferred computer-based Cover Flow (4%), Apple TV interface (2%), or any other control scheme (2%).

New iPods = new iLounge forums

During the Apple Special Event “The Beat Goes On,” iLounge launched new forums to cover the latest additions to the Apple iPod family. We’ve spent the weekend tweaking them—and actually, all the forums—to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

The new iPod classic has joined with the existing iPod (with video) forum to cover the full range of video enabled iPods, while a new iPod touch forum can be found here in a dedicated discussion forum.

A new iPod nano (video) forum has been created here. Discussions of 1st and 2nd generation iPod nanos have been moved to the Discontinued iPod nano (1G/2G) forum.

In addition to these iPod-specific forums, we have also opened a new cases forum for the new iPod touch, consolidated our Third-Party Software forums to include iTunes and non-iTunes software, and created a new Games forum for you to discuss iPod 5G, classic, and nano (video) games. Enjoy!

Mix: Find all our new iPod pics, videos, details here

There’s been a ton of new iPod and iPhone news over the past day. Here’s a quick summary of where you can find all the best information we’ve posted.

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Apple introduced three new iPods, refreshed the iPod shuffle, and dropped the price of the iPhone by $200 per model, as detailed in this news story. It also announced new iPod accessories, version 7.4 of iTunes with a 99-cent ringtone creator, and a Starbucks-backed iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store for its portable devices. Apple today offered a $100 Apple Store credit to all early iPhone adopters.

The iPod classic is the sixth-generation hard disk-based iPod, preserving its predecessor’s 2.5” screen size and body footprint, but changing its face material to silver or black metal, upgrading its user interface, and offering 80GB of storage for $249 or 160GB of storage for $349. We have unboxing photos here, a First Look here, and a user interface video here.

The third-generation iPod nano adds a 2” screen with video and game playing features to its super-popular flash memory-based predecessor. A silver version is available for $149 with 4GB of storage, and five colors (red, black, silver, green, and blue) are available in $199 8GB models. We have unboxing photos here, a First Look here, and a user interface video here.

The iPod touch is Apple’s first 3.5” widescreen, multi-touch iPod. Though it preserves some of the wireless (Wi-Fi) functionality and interface of the iPhone, it strips the cell phone, built-in speakers, camera, and microphone, and Bluetooth features out, losing .2” of height, and loses several features such as e-mail and text messaging in the process. It is the first iPod with Safari web browser functionality, but does not currently support iPod games like the new iPod nano and classic models. We have a First Look here, and a user interface video here.

Apple also refreshed last year’s iPod shuffle with four new colors, preserving the original silver model and last year’s $79, 1GB pricing. We have unboxing photos here, and additional color comparisons with last year’s shuffles here.

We’ve also posted an editorial on the new Apple announcements, reflecting our mixed feelings, and a Ten Things You Want to Know article about the new iPods. Much more is coming very soon.

‘The Beat Goes On’ event gallery posted

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We have posted our official photo gallery from today’s Apple special event in our Galleries section. This new gallery features more than 240 photos from before, during, and after the event, including photos of Apple’s latest releases, the iPod touch, iPod classic, and third-generation iPod nano.

‘The Beat Goes On’ Apple event live coverage [updated]

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The iLounge team is on location at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for today’s Apple special event. We will provide live coverage of the event — a live update page and a live IRC chat are planned. For those of you using IRC software, login to the server irc.hashmark.net and set your channel to #ilounge. Closer to the beginning of the event we will be switching the site over to a “Special Event Edition” to provide faster-loading updates. The special event begins at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET.

Update: The event has concluded. To see the notes from our live coverage, check out live.ilounge.com.

iPodweek newsletter’s coming; Vote on iLounge Poll

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The latest edition of iPodweek, our weekly newsletter covering all things iPod, iTunes, iPhone, and Apple TV, is coming later today. iPodweek is a weekly summary of the best 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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And don’t forget to vote in the latest iLounge Poll, “Which way would you most prefer to play your iTunes media?” It can be found under iLounge Poll on the left column of the iLounge.com home page.

Poll Results: You really want new video iPods

The results of our last iLounge Poll are in, and the message is clear: 94% of responding readers really want new video-ready iPods.

A staggering 80% of the over 3,300 voters said that they wanted a hard disk-based touchscreen video iPod, with over two-thirds of that group hoping that the device would also include wireless wi-fi functionality. An additional 14% said that they were looking forward to smaller, flash-based video iPods: 6% said that they wanted a nano-sized iPod with a 2” video screen, while 8% indicated a preference for a thinner, flash-based version of the fifth-generation iPod similar to the “spy shots” that circulated last week. Only 6% said that they were most interested in cheaper, higher-capacity versions of today’s nano or shuffle models.

These results are especially interesting when considered in combination with our last poll, which was taken during the introduction of the iPhone. At the time, it was obvious that the demand for next-generation video iPods was soundly outstripping demand for iPhones, and that fewer than 1 in 10 responding readers were satisfied enough with current models not to want to upgrade.

We’ve just launched our new Poll, “Which way would you most prefer to play your iTunes media?” Find the poll on the left column of the main iLounge.com page, and submit your response today!

Vote now: Which new iPod do you want?

Voting continues in the latest iLounge poll—“Which of these potential new iPods interests you the most?”—and we really want to know what you want.

Cast your vote from iLounge.com’s main page by looking for iLounge Poll in the left hand column. So far, the results are heavily favoring several different types of video iPods; do you feel the same? Vote now!

iPodweek newsletter coming later today, sign up for chance at Vaja giveaway

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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. Currently, Vaja is giving away ten (10) $70 Vaja Gift Certificates. 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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New next iPod Poll, prior iPhone vs. iPod results posted

A new iLounge Poll has been posted to the left-hand column of our main page: “Which of these potential iPods interests you the most?” The poll presents several options, including cheaper current-model iPods, high-end video iPods, and options in-between. Cast your vote now to see the current results!

The last poll, “Which do you want more, an iPhone or a new iPod,” ended with interesting results. Nearly 1/3 of those responding said that they were interested in either the 4GB iPhone (3%) or the 8GB iPhone (28%) rather than a current- or next-generation iPod model. However, 56% said that they wanted a next-generation video iPod, with 6% hoping for a next-generation iPod nano, and 1% for a new iPod shuffle. Only 8% said that they didn’t want any of these options, as they were satisfied with what they had already.

iPodweek newsletter coming later today

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. Vaja is giving away ten (10) $70 Vaja Gift Certificates. 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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iLounge Adds Free iPhone Book to Million-Copy iPod Book 3

iLounge iPod Book 3.0

When we released The Free iPod Book 3.0 in June, we could never have imagined that readers would download it over a million times by the time we released an update. Today, iLounge is proud to announce the release of The Free iPod Book 3.3, the latest edition of our popular guide to All Things iPod and iTunes. We’ve completely revamped our iPhone coverage into a new section called The Free iPhone Book, designed to help you decide whether the iPhone is right for your needs, and how to accessorize it. You’ll find facts and opinions on iPhone hardware, software, calling plans, accessories, and even new iPhone-specific features of iTunes. Click on the headline above for more details, on the links to get your copy of the Book, or here to tell a friend!

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iPodweek coming later today, sign up now

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The newest 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 if you haven’t already — just use the simple form below to submit your email address.

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iPodweek coming early this week, sign up now

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The newest edition of iPodweek, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, is coming early this week, and will be sent Friday morning. 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 if you haven’t already — just use the simple form below to submit your email address.


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iPodweek on its way, sign up now to win a Jawbone

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The newest edition of iPodweek, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be sent out 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. This week, Fommy.com is giving away one Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset to a lucky iPodweek subscriber. There’s still plenty of time to sign up if you haven’t already — just use the simple form below to submit your email address.

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iPodweek coming later today, still time to sign up

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The newest edition of iPodweek, our weekly newsletter, will be sent out 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. For instance, Fommy.com is giving away one Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset each week, for the next three weeks, to lucky iPodweek subscribers. There’s still plenty of time to sign up if you haven’t already — just use the simple form below to submit your email address.

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iLounge announces its iPhones Around the World Giveaway

iLounge has announced its iPhones Around the World Giveaway. To celebrate the launch of our new iPhones Around the World Photo Gallery, iLounge is offering ten Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headsets as prizes. To enter, simply submit a photo of your iPhone(s) in front of a landmark or other notable location. For some good examples, take a look at our iPods Around the World Photo Gallery. The contest will run until August 10, 2007 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time; for complete rules and details, see the official contest page. Thanks, and Good Luck!

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iPodweek coming later today, Take the current iLounge poll

imageLater today, our weekly newsletter iPodweek is arriving, and as always, we have a simple submission form you can use to sign up. It was quite a busy week, and with all the new reviews, articles, and news, there’s never been a better time to sign up for our weekly review. There are no strings attached; sign up today to get exclusive discounts, iLounge contests, and a quick summary of all things iPod, iTunes, iPhone and Apple TV sent directly to your mailbox.

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Plus: Our current poll asks: Which do you want more, an iPhone or a new iPod? Please use the iLounge Poll to register your Yes or No vote: the poll is in the left-hand column of the iLounge.com main page. Let us know your honest feelings. 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.

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