Download Now: iLounge’s 2010 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide | iLounge News

Download Now: iLounge’s 2010 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide

(21 MB ZIP)
(20 MB ZIP)

Now in its sixth year, the world’s most popular iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide has been expanded and refreshed for the 2009-2010 holiday buying season!

Now with 50 more pages than last year’s edition, the 200-page 2010 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide is packed with information on the latest and greatest new accessories, apps, and games, featuring over 20 different sections. Here are just some of the great things you’ll find inside:

100 Best iPhone and iPod touch Games: Spanning 20 pages, this look at the 100 best iPhone OS games spans many genres, aesthetic styles, and prices—only the very coolest titles we’ve played in the last year have been included.

100 Essential iPhone and iPod touch Apps: With roughly 100,000 apps available, it’s harder than ever to know which are worth your hard-earned dollars; we do the work for you in this 10-page section, which spotlights the 100 applications our Editors have found legitimately useful and worthy of their prices over extended periods of time, rather than just flash-in-the-pan releases.

iPod, iPhone, and Accessory Guides: As always, we bring you the most up-to-date information possible on Apple’s new lineup of portable media players, phones, and third-party companion accessories—from cases and batteries to speakers, headphones, and car accessories—to help you make the purchase that’s right for you. In addition, we offer a list of just-gathered used selling prices for iPods and iPhones, so you’ll know what to expect whether you’re selling your old model or picking up a legacy iPod for a fan in your family.

Best of the Year and Readers’ Choice Awards: Find out which Apple products, accessories, developers, apps and games our Editors—and readers—held in the highest esteem in 2009 with a look through our Best of the Year and Readers’ Choice Awards galleries.

Exclusive accessory Sneak Peeks: See the latest accessories from JBL, V-Moda, Scosche, Incipio, and others, including beautiful new speakers, metal DJ-style headphones, and much more.

iPod + iPhone History and iGlossary: Take a stroll down memory lane with our comprehensive timeline of iPod and iPhone history, with the unique features, pros, and cons of each model listed, and bring yourself up to speed on all the technical jargon surrounding Apple’s media devices with our new iGlossary section.

Design the Apple Tablet Contest Winners: Find out who won over $1200 in prizes in our Design the Apple Tablet Contest, and enjoy a gallery of the winners, runners-up, and notable entries.

Complete Color Charts for all iPod and iPhone models: With a complete refresh of the iPod nano and iPod shuffle color lineups, the number of different hues available has only expanded further. We round up all the iPods and iPhones for a comparative photographic look at the many different colors of the Apple rainbow.

Brand New iD the iPods + iPhones Contest: Browse the Guide to get the details (and useful clues!) for our latest contest: don’t miss your chance to win one of three speaker systems from Boston Acoustics, and a new iPod touch!

As in past years, our 2010 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide is a completely free download. You have a choice between two versions: one is in book-style two-page spread format, which is best for monitors 15” or larger on the diagonal. The other is a full-screen single-page format, available in separate versions for viewing on monitors that are smaller than 15” on the diagonal, and for touchscreen devices including the iPhone and iPod touch. Please download only one version so that others can get their copies quickly. PC users should have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later. Mac, iPhone, and iPod touch users can use Safari.

Please tell a friend about the new Guide! We welcome you to share it on your file-sharing network of choice, with friends through e-mail, or though a mirror link (post in comments below). Enjoy!

Related Stories



Really like your buyer’s guide. Good job. Next time, create bookmarks in the PDF for better navigation… essential for a large PDF.

Posted by Mark Finch in East Amherst, NY, USA on November 5, 2009 at 10:38 AM (CST)


What should I say? Many thanks.

Posted by Ningning Hu in East Amherst, NY, USA on November 6, 2009 at 4:37 AM (CST)


Any way of printing a section of this without burning through 3 ink cartridges -that black backdrop isn’t too printer-friendly.

Posted by GAN in East Amherst, NY, USA on November 15, 2009 at 7:26 PM (CST)


How do I download the pdf so I can see it on my iPhone?

Posted by Paul in East Amherst, NY, USA on November 19, 2009 at 1:15 PM (CST)


I’ve tried to download both versions of the 2010 Buyer’s Guide on my imac osx 10.4.11 with adobe 5.1 installed and neither version opens. I get a message saying the file won’t open and is irreversibly damaged?

Any suggestions?


Posted by Ray in East Amherst, NY, USA on November 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM (CST)


Re: 5 above I did open the Buyer’s guide in Adobe Reader 9.2 for Macs

Posted by Ray in East Amherst, NY, USA on November 19, 2009 at 6:41 PM (CST)


Awesome, I love these buyers guides from you guys. Excellent work!

Posted by Josh in East Amherst, NY, USA on December 6, 2009 at 8:43 AM (CST)


Hey Ray >> Get a PC. :-)

Posted by User in East Amherst, NY, USA on January 11, 2010 at 9:25 AM (CST)


thanks man!

Posted by Leinad in East Amherst, NY, USA on January 29, 2010 at 4:42 AM (CST)


when copying CDs to my Ipod all are copied but some must be searched for under the album to find them and they are there but searching for the same CD by artist does not find it

what am i doing wrong ????

Posted by ian shanks in East Amherst, NY, USA on January 31, 2010 at 1:39 PM (CST)


Love the guides you guys issue every year. Thank you. I agree w/ other comment about having bookmarks in the PDF. A bookmark to each section, like cases, headphones, accessories, games, etc would be very helpful when navigating a big PDF.

Posted by Jason E in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 6, 2010 at 4:43 PM (CST)


I have a Bose SoundDock Digital Music System that I used with my 2nd, or 3rd, generation 8 gig Nano. I was able to charge and listen to my ipod at the same time. Now I have a 4th generation 16 gig Nano, but it doesn’t allow me to charge while listening. Are there any adapters or inserts available that will allow me to do both with my 4th generation nano using the same SoundDock?

Posted by PT in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 22, 2010 at 7:33 PM (CST)


Highly recommended.

Posted by Mike Picar in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 27, 2010 at 10:58 PM (CST)


i’m afraid i too am unable to download the pdf from my desktop to my ipod touch…it just doesn’t sync anywhere…

help would be appreciated..


Posted by db in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 28, 2010 at 4:06 PM (CST)


Meine Tochter ist z.Zt. in USA und möchte sich dort aine ipod station kaufen. Kann sie diese dann später auch in Deutschland verwenden?

My daughter lives in the U.S. for some month and wants to buy there an i pod station. Can she use it as well in Germany when she is back home?
Please, tell me, if you have own experiences about this question!

Posted by Jutta Bruzi in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 23, 2010 at 2:31 AM (CDT)

Subscribe to iLounge Weekly

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2019 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy