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iPod/iPhone battery poll ends, App rejection poll begins

With more than 3,000 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll — “How would you describe your primary iPod’s or iPhone’s battery life?” has ended. Readers could choose from Click Wheel iPods, iPod touch, and iPhone, with descriptors including “excellent,” “sufficient,” and “too weak,” with an extra option for readers who don’t own any of those models.

iPhone owners were the most vocal out of the readers who voted, comprising 56% of the overall responses. More than half—53%, and 30% of the overall total—described their battery life as too weak. 42% of iPhone owners, or 24% overall, said their iPhone’s battery life was sufficient, while just 5%, or 2% overall, described their iPhone’s battery life as excellent. Among iPod touch owners, nearly half—49%, and 11% of the overall total—said their battery life was sufficient, followed by 34%, or 8% of the overall total, that said their battery was too weak, and 17%, or 4% overall, who said their iPod touch’s battery life was excellent. Click Wheel iPod owners were much happier with their battery life, with 85%—or 17% of the overall total—saying their battery life was either excellent or at least sufficient. Only 15%, or 3% overall, described their Click Wheel iPod’s battery life as too weak. Finally, 2% of respondents said they didn’t own any of those models. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll focuses on Apple’s increasingly confusing string of App Store rejections. We’d like to know if these decisions have affected your opinion of the company. Have they earned your respect, either a lot or a little, or have they caused you to lose respect for the company, either on a small or large scale? Or do you not have an opinion? Our new poll, “Has Apple’s handling of App Store rejections impacted your respect for the company?” lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left-hand column of the main iLounge.com homepage. Vote today!

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Although it’s only one incident, a co-worker commented that she would never buy an iPhone unless and until Apple stops playing Big Brother with the app store. Last time I looked, all the apps used for medical reference were sailing through with 12+ ratings. Most of these describe the same bodily functions as the rejected apps, perhaps with less vulgar language, but with essentially the same content.

As for rejecting apps that “might” be used to infringe a copyright, ahem, that includes iTunes and the iPod itself. I guess they’ll have to take the iPod app off the iPhone quickly or risk being sued by themselves.

Posted by Aceon6 on August 7, 2009 at 8:23 AM (CDT)


No single app or app category isn’t subject to Apple’s decision-making.  If you use Apple, by now, you have to be used to living with Apple’s inflexibility.  It’s their way of doing business (ie their strength) even if it’s unpopular.

As for e-reader infringement - well that’s a different story.  It’s pretty naive to object to the reader tools.  I have no problem with issues with content (books), but not the tools (apps).

Perhaps there’s an app opportunity for creating the first fully electronic book library similar to Netflix downloads - one at time with an expiration date.  Actually, I can see Apple setting that up and becoming the library/distributor through iTunes….

Posted by Rigmaster on August 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM (CDT)

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