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iPodworld magazine coming soon

MacMinute is reporting that “IDG, the company behind Macworld and more than 300 other publications, will soon launch iPodworld—a magazine dedicated to Apple’s iPod, iTunes and iTunes Music Store. iPodworld will feature iPod and music news, previews of upcoming products, software and hardware reviews, digital lifestyle how-to articles, and reviews of music available from the iTunes Music Store. It is not yet clear whether the magazine, which will be available on newsstands in August, will be a single issue, quarterly or monthly. IDG and Mac Publishing also plan to launch and heavily promote an iPod news Web site to support the new magazine.”

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Is there really a market for this? 

Will they cover both the Mac and PC side of things, or concentrate only on Mac?

Posted by Cameron on July 6, 2004 at 4:35 PM (CDT)


I really don’t see the need for this. But then again, maybe some people will buy it (why would they?).

I’m sure they’ll cover the PC side of the iPod. more than 50% of iPod users are Windows users (or at least PC users).

Posted by dino in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on July 6, 2004 at 5:30 PM (CDT)


sweet i would buy it.

Posted by tdb on July 6, 2004 at 6:04 PM (CDT)


I think a magazine would be cool.  Just cause others are always on my computer, and I can’t always get to ipodlounge.  The magazine would be a great help.  I was always wondering when they would come out with one.

Posted by Mac on July 6, 2004 at 6:07 PM (CDT)


I like the idead because i’m interested in iPod related articles and I don’t wanna spend $7+ on a magazine that just devotes one section

Posted by AZ on July 6, 2004 at 6:47 PM (CDT)


I think this will be like all the other magazines that have no substance and are filled with ads and unrelated comments. A lot of the faq section could be found here, next gen iPod news would be known long before. With Playstation or Xbox magazines, they have games and hardware accessories to discuss. iTunes side of this magazine would cover music and my subscription to music and entertainment magazine is doing a find job on that side. If they sold it at $1 an issue, maybe I would subscribe. But If they charge some ridiculous price for 4 issues a year, they will see almost no customers.

Posted by SolidGun on July 6, 2004 at 7:04 PM (CDT)


It would be a niche magazine I guess.  But look at how many other niche and trade mags are out there and doing fine, and I doubt they have a potential 3 million and growing customer base potential.

Posted by jwc110869 in Rochester, NY on July 6, 2004 at 8:22 PM (CDT)


So..news about the iPod and reviews about its related accessories with occasional interjection about the iTunes Music Store?  Hm..sounds like iPodLounge.  I’ll stick with free, thankyouverymuch.

Posted by dethbrakr on July 6, 2004 at 8:31 PM (CDT)


I guess the iPod has reached another milestone as market leader. Its own magazine.

I’m sure Sony is eagerly anticipating an 8TRAC magazine when they bury the iPod ;)

Posted by Nagromme on July 6, 2004 at 9:39 PM (CDT)


“I think this will be like all the other magazines that have no substance and are filled with ads and unrelated comments.”

And your basis for this comment would be…??? Just goes to show you that 90% of the Internet is criticism by people who know 10% or less about what they criticize.

Posted by audio geek on July 6, 2004 at 10:19 PM (CDT)


“And your basis for this comment would be…??? Just goes to show you that 90% of the Internet is criticism by people who know 10% or less about what they criticize”

and you critizing him with a made up statistic only adds to that 90%.
its one guys opinion deal with it.

Posted by yeah what he said on July 6, 2004 at 10:40 PM (CDT)


I’ll give it a chance…..one more ‘zine to scan while at B&N.

Posted by toslink on July 6, 2004 at 11:40 PM (CDT)


this magazine has been out in the UK for just over a week and its very good. read it from cover to cover. had about 114 pages and not many adverts unlike mac user.

Posted by gareth on July 7, 2004 at 2:38 AM (CDT)


Cool - just think, if they sell 1 magazine to each person thinking of buying an ipod, then they will make money.

Posted by &e on July 7, 2004 at 6:54 AM (CDT)


they should make a magazine about people freaking out about an ipod magazine, and throw in as many as 65.7% worth of made up stats.

I’m there!

Posted by mvague on July 7, 2004 at 7:42 AM (CDT)


When and where is iPodWorld Expo?

Posted by cc on July 7, 2004 at 11:27 PM (CDT)


Anyone seen Dodgeball?

What was that magazine Gordon was always reading? OSM (Obscure Sports Monthly) I think. If there’s a market for that magazine, there’s a market for iPodWorld!

Posted by hellodoggie on July 8, 2004 at 9:12 AM (CDT)


The magazine suffers from being one big Apple advert. It fails to review things critically; everything Apple is seen as wonderful, which simply isn’t true. I for one had an awful experience of iTunes and removed it from my PC, returning to the old faithful MusicMatch, so I don’t particularly want to read pages about how great iTunes is. It’s drawbacks are not addressed. And while many accessories are listed, they are not reviewed in a meaningful way. Oh, and the mag is overpriced too.

Posted by Pedlop in Blighty on July 9, 2004 at 12:54 AM (CDT)


Whens the fourth generation ipod due for release??
As i am thinking of buying an ipod now, but dont want to buy a 40G one now, and then 2 months later see that apple have launched the fourth gen.
If any1 knows when the 4th gen ipod is due for release please tell me.

Posted by sid on July 9, 2004 at 7:50 AM (CDT)

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