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Happy New Year from iLounge!

As iLounge’s editors close out 2005, we look back fondly at a year that was as amazing for the Lounge as it was for the iPod. We were blessed by a massive surge in readership, which saw our traffic double from roughly 2 million loungers per month to around 4 million, while our Forums grew from under 40,000 registered members to over 83,000. Repeated server upgrades, the last one just a few weeks ago, have been necessary to handle all of the new traffic. On top of all the new people, there have been too many new iPod and major accessory launches to count, and hundreds of new news stories, tutorials, reviews, and photographs as a result. It has been an incredibly busy but exciting year.

Now, with our holiday vacations coming to an end (Jeremy has returned from shopping in Asia, while Dennis is soon to finish his tropical lounging in Hawaii), 2006 is here, and it’s going to start off with two bangs. iLounge will provide live coverage from the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show starting this week, where a huge array of new iPod accessories will be launched, and then the team will be in San Francisco for the annual Macworld show the following week. We expect Macworld to be big on Mac-related announcements and iPod accessories, but not on new iPod hardware. (For more on that subject, we’ll soon have a new Backstage entry to share some of what we’ve heard.)

Thank you to all of our readers for your continued support and participation in the growth of iLounge. Even if we can’t respond individually to the thousands of messages that appear here and in our e-mail boxes every day, we appreciate every bit of your involvement, and strongly anticipate that 2006 will be an even bigger Year of the iPod - a major step forward for the entire iPod community, with some huge surprises in store for iLounge, too. Happy New Year, and stay tuned for what’s next!

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Comments

1

Happy New Year iLounge Staff!

Posted by Black Beauty on December 31, 2005 at 7:39 PM (PDT)

2

Happy non denominational calendar recognition rollover event.

Posted by ch on December 31, 2005 at 10:47 PM (PDT)

3

Happy new year guys! Looking forward to see more great content in 2006.

Posted by Hadley Stern on January 1, 2006 at 6:20 AM (PDT)

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The new servers are great, the main page used to take ages to load but now it’s fast! When will the vaja slogan contest winners be announced. It says it will be today, and I am really hoping to get myself a gift card to get a nice case (either for my iRiver H10 or my dad’s iPod 4th generation)
Happy New Year all!

Posted by Adam T. on January 1, 2006 at 9:22 AM (PDT)

5

Whoopity-do!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on January 1, 2006 at 1:33 PM (PDT)

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