2010 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide

Published: November 2, 2009
Page Count: 200

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2010 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide

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2010 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide

From Our Editor and iPod, iPhone + iTunes Today

The iLounge Community
Want to connect with the iLounge community, including over 180,000 other iPod and iPhone users? We spotlight our Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr pages, as well as our Galleries and Forums.

Sneak Peeks
World debuts of new iPod and iPhone accessories, including JBL’s Creature III, V-Moda’s Crossfade Over- and On-Ear Headphones, Scosche’s ReviveLite 2, Incipio’s duroSHOT|V, and more.

The Top 100 iPhone Games of 2009
Top picks across numerous game genres, guaranteed to provide hundreds of hours of fun for your iPod touch or iPhone.

100 Essential iPhone Apps of 2009
Sorted by category, our Editors pick 100 essential iPhone and iPod touch applications – the ones we actually use and love, not just ones that seemed cool for a few days.

The App + Game Report Card
A convenient grade-organized list of the apps and games that have been rated by iLounge.

The iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide
A massive guide to every iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV model ever released, as well as their top accessories, updated with the 2009 iPod shuffle, nano, classic, touch, and iPhone 3GS.

New + Used iPod Buying Tips
Up-to-date average eBay selling prices for every past iPod and iPhone model, plus tips on where to get the best prices for new iPods and accessories in major U.S. stores.

Know Your Colors + The Color Chart
Ever wondered why Apple’s “black” iPods and iPhones are actually different colors? Or how today’s pink iPods differ from last year’s? Our complete color chart shows off the differences between models, including both rare and popular models.

The iPod + iPhone Accessory Gift Guide
We look at 2009’s best accessories for current iPod and iPhone models, spanning everything from speakers, earphones and car accessories to cases, stickers, and film.

iLounge’s 2009 Best of the Year Awards
Sixteen products were selected from hundreds of releases for our 2009 Best of the Year awards. We also honor top iLounge members and developers of accessories, games, and applications. Thousands of readers selected this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, as well.

The Big Report Card
Over 2,300 iPods, iPhones, and accessories have been rated by iLounge; the ratings are here.

Design The Apple Tablet Contest Winners, and iD the iPods + iPhones Contest
The winners of our most recent reader contest, Design The Apple Tablet, are featured in a new gallery along with honorable mentions. A new contest, iD the iPods + iPhones, is introduced inside with clues.

iPods + iPhones Around the World Galleries
Notable submissions to our popular photo galleries are shown off inside.

iPod, iTunes + iPhone History: 2001-2009
Over 260 million iPods and iPhones have been sold since 2001. Here are their stories—and iTunes’—on a convenient timeline.

The iGlossary
Confused by all the iPhone and iPod technical jargon – different file formats, connectors,  and features – that have been floating around for the past few years? We explain all the terms in this handy guide.

The iLounge Pavilion
A quick look at iLounge’s booth at the January 2010 International CES in Las Vegas.

Index to Advertisers

Logitech’s Squeezebox Radio, Just Mobile’s Mtable, Toshiba’s NB205 Netbook, Apple’s Magic Mouse, and Flip Video’s UltraHD are included inside.

Closing the Curtain
Apple’s Tablet has been the target of considerable speculation over the past few months. Expected features and key dates are inside.

Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.