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First iPod poll ends, iTunes TV subscription poll begins

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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With over 3,100 votes from iLounge readers, our most recent poll—“Do you still have your first iPod?” has ended. Readers could choose from two positive responses or five negative, with a separate option for those who have never owned an iPod.

With exactly 50% of the vote, the majority of readers said they still have their first iPod, and it still works. Another 12% said they still have it, but it is no longer operational, while 11% said they sold their first model to upgrade to a newer iPod. 9% said they gave it to a friend or family member, 7% said they got rid of their first after it stopped working, and an unfortunate 4% said their first iPod ended up lost or stolen. Only 1% said they sold their first iPod to upgrade to an iPhone, while 5% said they have never owned an iPod. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll focuses on the Apple TV and the rumored $30 iTunes TV subscription plan. We’d like to know if a $30 iTunes subscription option would be enough to make you buy an Apple TV? Would you buy it if the service included all, or at least some of the shows you enjoy watching, or only if Apple increased the storage or lowered the price of the Apple TV? Or would it not be enough to convince you to purchase, or do you already own an Apple TV? Our new poll, “Would a $30 monthly iTunes TV subscription service be enough to make you buy an Apple TV?” lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left-hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

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1

I would love to see apple truly innovate here and offer a la carte channels or a pick your own channel package.

Sort of like dishnetwork had some a la carte until the large entertainment companis leaned on em.

Give veiweres a real choice and watch the people flock to your service.

Let some of these lame networks die - let the market place decide other than these 99 channel garbage packages.

Posted by Xing on November 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM (PDT)

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I’m afraid there’s a vote option missing. “I do not own an HDTV, so can not even USE an AppleTV.”

Till Apple lets the AppleTV work with my old dinosaur of a tv or I can make myself spend the money on an HDTV, the AppleTV is a non-issue for me. Sigh.

Thank goodness Sony had the sense to let the PS3 be compatible with us tube-tv owners. >.<

Posted by Daniel S. on November 5, 2009 at 7:38 AM (PDT)

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If I’m going to pay $30 a month for this “subscription,” then I might as well just buy basic cable (or keep my basic cable) which only runs about $30-40 a month depending on where you live anyway.  Plus, many networks put their hit shows “on demand” with the Comcasts of the world.  I understand the upside for Apple here, but seriously, this is just plain stupid.  Between Hulu and full episode players online, why do I want to pay $30 a month to have the privelidge of being able to carry a few TV shows around with me?

Posted by Dan on November 5, 2009 at 3:06 PM (PDT)

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