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New iPod poll ends, App Store ban poll begins

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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With over 3,800 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll — “What’s your reaction to the new 2008 iPods?” — has ended. Readers were given choices ranging from great to really bad, or could also state that they had no opinion.

Response was overwhelmingly positive, with 80% of readers saying that Apple did at least okay with the new lineup. 24% of readers said they thought the new iPods were great, and were planning to buy one, while another 24% said they thought the new iPod family was good, and were considering purchasing one of the new models. 32% thought the new iPods were okay, but not enough to make them purchase one, while 11% thought the new family was bad, and that Apple needed to do more, and 5% thought the new models were really bad, and that Apple had dropped the ball with the new releases. Only 4% of readers said they didn’t have an opinion about the new iPods. Thanks for your responses!

This week’s poll focuses on Apple’s recent decisions to reject or ban certain applications from the App Store. Do you think Apple is hurting iPhone and iPod touch users with the bans, and should allow any non-malicious software in? Or do you think Apple is doing a good job as-is, or perhaps should even step up its content filtering efforts? This week’s poll, “Is Apple hurting iPhone + iPod users with its App Store banning decisions?” lets you answer that question. As always, the iLounge Poll is on the left hand column of the main iLounge.com home page. Cast your vote today!

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1

I think alot of people don’t deserve to be in he app store, but the biggest thing they could do to make it run better is to add alerts for developers, just like you can for music.  It would be so helpful for me because everyday, I go through most game catigories to find the new good games.  Also If the new apps and the ads could be updated daily because lots of the apps at the top have been out for a week.  It just isn’t displaying the new apps

Posted by Dan on September 17, 2008 at 10:14 AM (PDT)

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By arbitrarily rejecting certain applications (PodCaster) on what appears to be very loose rules (kinda sorta duplicates iTunes podcast functions, but not really), Apple is going to dissuade developers from investing significant resources into creating truly game-changing applications that will really benefit the platform. The only developers that aren’t going to think twice about the recent rejections are those that spend an hour creating the latest tip calculator or task list clone. Is that what Apple (and its customers) want?

At the very least, there needs to be a clear set of rules so developers know exactly where Apple (and they) stand with new application ideas.

Posted by madmaxmedia on September 17, 2008 at 5:07 PM (PDT)

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