IRVINE, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- iLounge.com, the leading independent publication devoted to Apple's iPod, iPhone, and iPad, today announced the millionth download of its iPad Buyers' Guide + iPod/iPhone Book 5 -- a major milestone for the world's most popular series of Apple-related books. Additionally, thanks to Apple's just-released versions of iBooks and iTunes, the iPad Buyers' Guide can now be saved directly on Apple's touchscreen devices for immediate reading anywhere.
"Our annual Books and Buyers' Guides are trusted, authoritative resources for iPod, iPhone, and iPad owners across the world," said Jeremy Horwitz, Editor-in-Chief of iLounge. "We're proud to share the news that our iPad Buyers' Guide + iPod/iPhone Book 5 became our fastest-downloaded publication less than a month after its release, joining the many millions of copies readers have downloaded of its successful predecessors."
As the latest edition in a series that has been called "the iPod Bible," "the best iPad guide out there," and "always outstanding," the 150-page book is divided into three major sections:
* The iPad Buyers' Guide takes a smart, detailed look at Apple's two iPad models, as well as their leading accessories and applications. The seven-part guide helps prospective and current iPad owners get an honest, objective sense of the device's capabilities and limitations, complete with photos, screenshots, and illustrations from iLounge's expert editors.
* iDesign Addendum offers a beautiful glimpse into the minds of six leading developers of Apple accessories and applications, complete with brief overviews of their notable creations, and interviews with their key designers. Illuminating images accompany profiles of Incase, Duck Duck Moose, Speck Products, PopCap Games, SwitchEasy, and Tapbots.
* All Things iPod + iPhone is a 16-step guide through the entire life cycle of Apple's pocket devices, looking at everything from how to purchase, set up, and fill these devices, then customization, protection, and even eventually selling them for replacements. A full section on gifting looks at top picks at different price points, alongside expert advice on getting the highest resale or trade-in price for each device, tips on the best headphones, speakers, and cases, plus leading online resources for iPod and iPhone help in multiple languages.
"As always, the iPad Buyers' Guide + iPod/iPhone Book 5 is a completely free and hassle-free download," said Dennis Lloyd, publisher of iLounge. "We publish it in PDF format for maximum compatibility with PCs, Macs, and portable devices, and are especially thrilled that iPod, iPhone, and iPad users will be able to carry and read this book anywhere at no charge."
Downloads of The iPad Buyers' Guide + iPod/iPhone Book 5 are available now from iLounge.com/book5 or the iLounge.com home page. iLounge's popular iPod- and iPhone-focused 2010 Buyers' Guide and past editions of the Book can also be downloaded from iLounge's online library at iLounge.com/library or the left column of the iLounge.com home page. Every past iLounge publication from 2004 through 2010 is available now for the iPad and all Apple iOS 4 devices, including second-, third-, and fourth-generation iPhone and iPod touch models.
With offices in Irvine, California and East Amherst, New York, iLounge Inc. is the world's leading provider of iPod, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes information, fully independent of Apple Inc. and vendors of related hardware, software, and services. iLounge is also the exclusive partner of the Consumer Electronics Association for the iLounge Pavilion, the popular unified exhibition area for iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac-related products that will return to the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Founded only days after Apple announced the first iPod in 2001, iLounge has exploded in popularity, today boasting millions of visitors and tens of millions of page views each month. Its editorial content is in no way influenced by advertising, paid placements, or other unsavory practices. iLounge has been hailed by publications such as Forbes, Time Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal as the leader in iPod-related information online, the former deeming iLounge "the ultimate in product reviews and tutorials on all things iPod." The site, its publisher and editors have been spotlighted by the Associated Press, CNBC, The Los Angeles Time and many other leading publications.