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Get Early Access to The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4, Now


On June 2, iLounge will officially release The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4, the massive follow-up to our million-plus-downloaded Free iPod Book 3. We are extremely excited to share the Book with you, as our fourth edition is the biggest and best yet—packed with cool new iPod and iPhone gear, user-requested tutorials, next-generation iPhone contest winners, and a couple of life-changing announcements from iLounge’s editors! As always, The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4 is completely free of charge, and designed to be a one-stop guide to all things iPod, iPhone, iTunes, and Apple TV.

Since our download servers are always rocked by early downloaders from across the world, we wanted to give loyal iLounge readers a head start on downloading the Book. Using this iLounge Library link, iLounge readers will be able to get the Book this weekend—hopefully before the servers start to slow down. Click on the link, use the “subscribe” button, and iTunes will be ready to automatically receive the Book as soon as it’s released. We’ll post an small update here on June 1 to let you know the Book is available in the Library, and afterwards, we’ll have the bigger traditional download page available as well.

For those familiar with our past publications, the advance version of the Book will be in two-page-wide, magazine-style format. A one-page-wide, smaller screen-optimized version will be available on June 2. More details will follow soon!

Updated: The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4 is available now for subscribers through the iTunes link above. Enjoy!

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Well, it should be interesting for a few days at least. Wouldn’t it have been better to wait until the new iPhone is out/reviewed?

Posted by jiji in East Amherst, NY, USA on May 30, 2008 at 10:45 AM (CDT)


We publish the Book annually, and sometimes (like last year) update it afterwards with additional content. In this case, waiting on the release of the new iPhone struck us as a bad idea. Based on years of past experience with Apple product releases, which as history shows may or may not happen as predicted on certain days, weeks, or months, holding up publication of a whole book seemed patently unwise. A delay seemed especially unwarranted given that the new iPhone will be running the same OS and substantially similar in both form and functionality. When it’s out, you’ll find the review and plenty of other coverage here, and if there’s a reason to update the Book, we’ll do so.

Plus, there’s a lot more to the Book than the iPhone…

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on May 30, 2008 at 11:05 AM (CDT)


The 2nd pixelated pic is the iPhone concept winners/honorable mentions, right?

I see the transparent iPhone, iPhone Air, & the iMac inspired iPhone.

The image is titled “fib4mos.jpg,” though. Fib? Or is it just named randomly?

Posted by Dominador in East Amherst, NY, USA on May 31, 2008 at 4:07 AM (CDT)


The book downloaded through iTunes but cannot be opened in Preview.  Preview says it’s a corrupted or unknown file.

I can’t re-download it now either, the list of books available doesn’t include the new release, only last year’s one.

Posted by Chundles in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 1, 2008 at 10:53 PM (CDT)


We’ve opened the official download page for Book 4, and there should hopefully be no issues getting it from that page. The iTunes subscription feature described above was working just fine when we launched it; the Podcast Directory page was lagging behind on displaying the new entry, yet if you subscribed, the Book would auto-download.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 2, 2008 at 12:00 AM (CDT)

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