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Download Now: Our 2009 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide

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imageCelebrating its fifth year, the world’s most popular iPod and iPhone buyers’ guide has arrived!

Packed with the latest and greatest new products, the 150-page 2009 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide features more than a dozen new sections. Here’s what’s inside:

  • 100 Best iPhone and iPod touch Apps and Games: With more than 5,500 applications currently available on the App Store, it’s hard to know which apps are right for you. We’ve done the leg work for you in our dedicated roundup of the 100 Best Apps and Games, which highlights the best apps we’ve seen for Apple’s new mobile platform, from racing games and RSS readers to puzzlers and photography apps. A listing of Ten App Developers to watch is inside, as well.
  • Top Accessories for iPod + iPhone: With ratings for well over 2,000 accessories inside, the Guide offers a model-by-model breakdown of the best accessories for each iPod and iPhone, including speakers, earphones, cases, and more.
  • Best of the Year and Readers’ Choice Awards: From thousands of recent releases, iLounge’s editors have selected the very cream of the crop for “Best of the Year” awards. Products from companies such as SwitchEasy, Logitech, Griffin, and Contour Design are honored, along with software releases from Gameloft, Pandora, PopCap Games, and others. For the first time ever, iLounge also gave readers a chance to pick favorites for Accessory Maker, Game Developer, App Developer, and Apple media player of the year, the winners of which can be found in the Guide.
  • iProvocateur and iPod As Art Winners: Find out who took home over $5,000 in amazing prizes from iLounge’s biggest contests ever, and enjoy a gallery of the winners, runners-up, and other notable entries.
  • Complete History of iPod and iPhone Products: Our updated timeline tells the story of Apple’s progression from the first release of iTunes and the original iPod to the company’s dominance of the digital music industry through the iTunes Store and the growth of the iPhone OS as a portable computing platform.
  • Buying and Selling iPods and iPhones: This comprehensive section gives you up-to-date price listings not just for current iPods, but also for older devices, including eBay selling prices for every past model.
  • Complete Color Charts for all iPod and iPhone models: While many think of the iPod as an iconic white device, Apple has released models in a wide variety of colors over the last several years. We round up all the iPods and iPhones for a comparative photographic look at the many different colors of the Apple rainbow.

As always, our 2009 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!

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One of five iLounge members of the year.  Wow, I’m honored!

Posted by Galley in Irvine, CA on October 30, 2008 at 11:07 PM (CDT)


Congrats to the winners :).

Posted by macniatic in Irvine, CA on October 30, 2008 at 11:30 PM (CDT)


Wow! Thanks ilounge for selecting me a winner! It was def a welcome surprise this morning. Will we be contacted by email? Thanks again iLounge!!

Posted by Ben in Farmersville, OH in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 10:24 AM (CDT)


As noted in the contest rules, we will be closing any comment disparaging the winners of the contests and banning the individuals disparaging them. Don’t enter if you can’t stand to lose.

Congratulations to the contest winners for your superb submissions—you were selected as the top entries by a panel of four judges. As is always the case, winners were selected solely on merit, without names or addresses attached, and the judges had literally no idea who or where the winning entries came from until they were selected.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 10:43 AM (CDT)


Thank you ilounge! And a great job on this year’s buyer’s guide!

Posted by Christina in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 11:37 AM (CDT)


Guess I am spending too much time checking out iLounge if I am one of the top 5 iLounge posters.  I better get back to work in 2009!  Thanks for the mention and keep up the great work. 

Also I can’t wait to see some of the “sneak peek” accessories out in the stores.  The Kensington bluetooth speaker might be a nice addition to my car.

Posted by TosaDeac in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 2:22 PM (CDT)


Fantastic iPod buyer´s guide as aways. Thanks for the opportunity for show my work to the world. Thanks for choose it as one of the winners!

Posted by Walter Segundo in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 3:29 PM (CDT)


Didn’t win the art contest, but got 2 honorable mentions, so it ain’t all bad :)

Posted by Brad Hofbauer in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 3:43 PM (CDT)


Hi guys. At first, thank you so much. I won the grand prize in the ipod as art contest and i still can´t belive it. I hope my submission has liked everyone. I have a few doubts:
how i receive the prize?. Do you establish contact with me via e-mail?. And finally, is TV adapted to my country (Spain)?.
Ciao my friends.

Posted by Jesús Rodríguez Martín in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 6:36 PM (CDT)


All winners will be contacted via email.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 8:24 PM (CDT)


Hey, I forgot it. Happy halloween!

Posted by Jesús Rodríguez Martín in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 9:16 PM (CDT)


First - let me say another outstanding job on the Buyers’ Guide. Whomever you have designing/laying out the piece is really good.

Secondly - amazing job by all on the submissions. It must have been really hard to pick.

Third(ly) - thanks and cheers on your choice for both thirds. I’m freaked out and honoured.

Posted by John de Pinho in Irvine, CA on October 31, 2008 at 9:31 PM (CDT)


PeRFeCt as always!
just a question…
in the iPoD TouCh page [and even on the right of THIS page] the back seems to be white and not in steel, just like the iPHoNe…is it a visual effect or it’s a case? If it’s a case, which one? Really like it, can’t wait 2 buy it! thx!

Posted by CuMe in Irvine, CA on November 1, 2008 at 1:11 PM (CDT)


How do I load the PDF onto my iPhone?

Posted by Neil in Irvine, CA on November 2, 2008 at 8:58 AM (CST)



Posted by M NISAR ANSARI in Irvine, CA on November 3, 2008 at 9:49 AM (CST)


congratulations to the winners, enhorabuena jesus.

Posted by gonzalo in Irvine, CA on November 4, 2008 at 9:36 AM (CST)


Congratulations the rest of the winners.

Gracias Gonzalo, No me lo creo ni yo, pero mi trabajo desde luego me ha costado. Por cierto, ¿Que eres español o de un país de habla hispana?

Saludos y gracias de nuevo.

Posted by Jesús Rodríguez Martín in Irvine, CA on November 4, 2008 at 7:07 PM (CST)


The winners were fantastic! I’m honored to be even mentioned among those, great contest!

Posted by Vatche K in Irvine, CA on November 4, 2008 at 9:52 PM (CST)


looks so good, thanks for the efforts, but since I’m a new user, I just wanna know how I can put these PDF files into my iPhone so that I can read it whereever I go. could anyone teach me how to do ?

Posted by kakoiijing in Irvine, CA on November 5, 2008 at 7:20 AM (CST)


I would have liked to have seen you break down the pdf’s for iphone into 4 separate files.  Even with 8megs, the viewing and page turns are tediously slow and difficult even on a 16 gig iphone.

Posted by rickw in Irvine, CA on November 6, 2008 at 12:35 PM (CST)

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