SOURCE: iLounge

June 05, 2007 07:00 ET

Huge Praise, Readership for The Free iPod Book 3.0

Massive Guide to iPhone, iPod, iTunes and Apple TV Deemed "Bible" by Critics, Downloaded Over 300,000 Times in Four Days

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - Despite their incredible popularity, Apple's iPod and iPhone will never replace religion. But iPod and iPhone fans have named their "bible," and it's The Free iPod Book 3.0, the latest publication from the experts at leading independent Apple website iLounge.com. Downloaded over 300,000 times in its first four days of availability, The Free iPod Book 3.0 has already enjoyed a rare combination of popularity and critical acclaim.

"I can really see why many people call this book the iPod bible. This is a great resource for many of Apple's greatest and soon to be greatest selling products and the accessories for them." - Geek.com

"[P]retty much the be-all, end-all bible of iPod add-ons." - Engadget.com

"For all the millions of users of iPods, there is just one book that offers information on using the devices better." - TMCnet, "iPod Bible 3.0 Available for Download"

Just released, The Free iPod Book 3.0 is a completely free 230-page download from iLounge.com, offering exclusive insider information on upcoming iPhone and iPod products, and condensing the best content from the iLounge website into a "take it anywhere" PDF file. It is the first and only publication with photos of the launch lineup of accessories for Apple's much-heralded iPhone, as well as sneak peeks at iPod-ready beds, speakers, and headphones that will impress all ages and kinds of iPod users.

"Our major goal with The Free iPod Book 3.0 was to help iPod, iTunes, and Apple TV users squeeze more out of their favorite media players," said Jeremy Horwitz, Editor-in-Chief of iLounge. "Whether you're watching videos on a pocket-sized screen or HDTV, listening to music through free earbuds or $1000 headphones, or trying to learn how to download free books, games, or live concerts, this Book will make your life easier -- and more fun."

"Of course," noted Dennis Lloyd, Publisher of iLounge, "if you just want to transfer your iPod's music back onto a computer, we have that answer -- and 140 more iTunes tips -- just waiting inside the Book. As always, it is beautifully designed, and packed with great pictures, art, and information you'll only find at iLounge."

Downloads of The Free iPod Book 3.0 are available now from http://www.ilounge.com/book3/. iLounge's popular 2007 iPod Buyers' Guide and past editions of The Free iPod Book can also be downloaded at no charge from http://www.ilounge.com/library/. Media inquiries are welcomed at jeremy@ilounge.com, with redistribution, business and promotional inquiries addressed to dennisL@ilounge.com.

About iLounge

Headquartered in Irvine, California, The Media LLC's iLounge.com is the world's leading resource for iPod and iTunes information, not affiliated with or owned by Apple Computer or any other vendor of iPod accessories or services. 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, cNet, 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 Guardian (UK), Italian Vogue, The Los Angeles Times, National Post (Canada), The New York Times, PC Magazine, Reuters, Stuff (UK), TechTV, The Age (Australia), The Sun (UK), and USA Today, amongst many other leading newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Website: http://www.ilounge.com/

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