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Apple announcement poll ends, iLounge coverage poll begins

With over 1,800 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll, “How should Apple announce big products now that it’s ditching Macworld Expo?” has ended. Voters were given choices including continuing with small press events and the developer-focused WWDC, offering small press events with live broadcasts to Apple retail stores, hosting simultaneous events at Apple retail stores with product specialists to announce and explain new products, return to offering live video streams of press events that can be watched anywhere, exhibiting at non-Macworld trade shows, and a “who cares” option.

More than one-third of all voters (36%) said they’d like to see Apple go back to offering live video streams of press events that can be watched virtually anywhere there’s an internet connection, while more than a quarter of voters (26%) said it should continue its current strategy of hosting small press events, along with the developer-heavy WWDC. Somewhat surprisingly, 19% of readers said they didn’t care about Apple special events, followed by 9% that suggested the company offer small press events with live broadcasts to Apple retail stores. 7% said Apple should hold simultaneous events at Apple retail stores, sending product specialists to announce and explain new products, while only 3% said the company should exhibit at non-Macworld trade shows. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll focuses on the future of iLounge’s accessory coverage. We want to know whether you’d like us to bother to cover obviously junky accessories, sent for review by question-mark companies, or focus all of our attention on the good stuff. Our latest poll, “Should iLounge bother to cover junky, half-baked accessories, like this one?” lets you answer that question. You can find the poll in the left column of our front page. Vote today!

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Comments

1

Bad choice of a product as an example. I would of put the extended battery you referenced in the “interesting product which users need to be warned about” bucket. A 5500 mAh battery extender is a very interesting product unless it is a total piece of junk. Unfortunately without the fine folks at iLounge dropping a short “Look out for this one” post, a lot of folks would get burned in the try and buy cycle.

Posted by Rand on January 14, 2009 at 1:55 PM (PDT)

2

But, does the battery have any melamine in it?

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on January 14, 2009 at 2:19 PM (PDT)

3

the makers of that battery obviously went to the GOB Bluth school of marketing. You see, they are cleverly implying that the batteries from other vendors very well might explode and are probably not very safe.

Posted by mike in boston or toronto on January 14, 2009 at 3:35 PM (PDT)

4

#3: Points for Arrested Development reference.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on January 14, 2009 at 5:40 PM (PDT)

5

Jeremy… could you just add a page to the site for “not worth your time” with a product name and brief comment. That way, innocents searching for a review prior to buying will see it, but it won’t use up valuable real estate.

Posted by Aceon6 in New England, USA on January 15, 2009 at 6:55 AM (PDT)

6

Charles, sorry I referenced Jeremy in the post above. I need to start reading the bylines!

Posted by Aceon6 in New England, USA on January 15, 2009 at 9:19 AM (PDT)

7

Junk may not need a full review, but ignoring it altogether, if you had a sample sent or otherwise acquired, is a disservice. Since we know it’s impossible for every product to be reviewed, the lack of a review on iLounge only means that iLounge hasn’t reviewed it so it might be a great product… only when it’s not. So if you know something we don’t, speak up.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on January 15, 2009 at 9:47 AM (PDT)

8

Just a list of “Don’t bother” with brief description + reason would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by Jenni on January 15, 2009 at 10:47 AM (PDT)

9

ha, thanks for the front page shoutout.

Posted by mike in boston or toronto on January 15, 2009 at 4:04 PM (PDT)

10

I concur 100% with Code Monkey!
Couldn’t have said it better myself.

SB

Posted by ScottB on January 16, 2009 at 11:16 AM (PDT)

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