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New iLounge poll, last days for 2009 Readers’ Choice voting

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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After amassing more than 3,100 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll, “Will iTunes LP make you more likely to purchase albums from the iTunes Store?” has ended. Readers were given a choice between two positive or five negative responses, plus an option for those who don’t purchase music.

With 29% of the vote, “I already purchase albums from the iTunes Store and am no more likely do to so because of iTunes LP,” was the leading response from readers, with 19% instead saying they purchase their music exclusively on physical media. 15% said they either rarely buy albums in any format or simply don’t pay for music at all, followed by the nine percent who said they like the iTunes LP format and will purchase more albums from iTunes because of it. Eight percent of readers said they purchase their music from other music download stores, while just six percent said they like the format, but will only increase their album purchases if Apple extends support for iTunes LP beyond iTunes, to devices like the Apple TV or a large screen tablet. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll takes a look back to initial iPod ownership. We’d like to know if you still have your first iPod. Do you still have a fully-functioning unit, or do you still have it around, but in an unusable state? Or did you give it to a friend or family member, or perhaps sell it to upgrade to either a newer iPod or iPhone? Or maybe it was lost or stolen, or disposed of because it stopped working? Or have you never owned an iPod? Our new poll, “Do you still have your first iPod?” lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left-hand column of the main iLounge.com homepage.

Also, don’t forget that voting for our 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards ends tomorrow. In our Readers’ Choice Awards, we’re letting our readers pick the year’s best from four categories—Apple’s best new digital media product, iPod + iPhone Accessory Developer, iPhone + iPod Application Developer, and iPhone + iPod Game Developer. Currently, the iPhone 3GS leads the third-generation iPod touch by a slim margin in the race to be crowned Apple’s best new digital media product of 2009, while the Pod + iPhone Accessory Developer of the Year race is a toss-up between Griffin, Belkin, Logitech, and iHome. Bolt Creative and Facebook remain close rivals in the iPhone + iPod Application Developer of the Year race, and Tapulous currently has a lead in the Game Developer of the Year race, with EA and Gameloft closing in. Cast your vote today!

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1

In my opinion, I think there should be a second question related to the one asked in the poll. Someone could buy their first iPod today and say, “I have it and it’s working.”

As for my first iPod, it’s 5 years old, has an upgraded battery and hard drive, and yes, it still works.

Posted by Robert on October 27, 2009 at 3:15 PM (PDT)

2

My first iPod was a 3rd gen, 30GB that still works and has the original battery in it.  I purchased it 7/03 and had it replaced (because of problems) 10/17/03 and haven’t had any problems with the replacement.  It is now 6 years old and still kicking.

Posted by Audrey McGirt on October 28, 2009 at 10:31 AM (PDT)

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My first iPod was the 5th generation 30 gigabyte.  I’ve only replaced it because I wanted much more capacity, thus I currently have a 6th generation 160 gig (1st version when they started calling them “Classic”).

However, I ended up giving the 30gig iPod away to my nephew as a Christmas present the year before last. He has been asking for an iPod and my brother asked me if I knew where he could get a used one cheap, since there was no way he could afford a brand-new one at the time.  I mentioned to him that I just upgraded mine at the time and thus I had the extra one that I was not really using.  As far as I know, my nephew still has it and it still works perfectly to this day.  I’ve since then also have gotten a 32-gig 2nd gen iPod Touch as well as a 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Posted by SkiBumMSP on October 28, 2009 at 11:57 AM (PDT)

4

I still have my first iPod, which is a 5th generation 30g, I have since upgraded to the 6th generation 160g because of the capacity.  My 5th generation works just great and his is one I leave in my car to play with my JVC car stereo.  I have so impressed with Apple products, I bought a Macbook in March and and IPhone in September.  I now use my 6th generation to download movies and play them on my television, or it sits in my alarm clock/charger.

Posted by DebAZ2CA on October 28, 2009 at 12:41 PM (PDT)

5

I bought 5 or 6 iPods as gifts… a green iPod mini, two 30GB 4G, red iPod nano 2G… before getting one for myself (an 80GB 5.5G, which works fine). I have an iPod touch 2G, but don’t use it for music. I rip my CDs in Lossless and need more capacity. Also, using up the touch’s weak battery on music listening makes little sense.

I’m debating whether or not to get a 160GB Classic and dedicate the 80GB for opera recordings.

Posted by jeffharris on October 29, 2009 at 6:03 AM (PDT)

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