Irvine, California – iLounge, the world’s leading independent authority on Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod ecosystems, today released the iPad 2 Buyers’ Guide, an amazing 146-page compendium of all things iPad. As the sequel to last year’s million-plus-downloaded iPad Buyers’ Guide, the iPad 2 Buyers’ Guide helps readers quickly select the best of Apple’s increasingly numerous iPad tablets, accessories, and apps.
Continuing the formula of its successful iPod and iPhone guides, iLounge’s latest publication includes several key sections. “All About the iPad 2″ walks through the iPad 2 hardware and software, even offering money-saving buying and selling tips. The “iPad Lifestyle Guide” looks at top iPad apps for use in homes, education, gaming, and popular professions, including noteworthy office, medical, food service, and retail apps. Additionally, the “iPad Accessory Guide” leverages iLounge’s unique expertise as the Consumer Electronics Association’s exclusive partner for Apple-related products, showcasing the most compelling accessories from the world’s leading developers.
“There’s so much to learn about the iPad today – 18 different iPad 2 versions, hundreds of accessories, and tens of thousands of apps,” explained Jeremy Horwitz, Editor of iLounge and its Buyers’ Guides. “Our iPad 2 Buyers’ Guide makes everything simple. We provide the world’s best overview of everything for iPad and iPad 2, so you can choose the right model, the right case to hold it, and the best apps and media to fill it, all in one place. The Guide helps you save money and shows you everything you need.”
iLounge’s iPad 2 Buyers’ Guide also includes world-exclusive sneak peeks at never-before-seen accessories from key Apple developers including iSkin, Just Mobile, and XtremeMac. A special feature-length installment of the iDesign series profiles six leading third-party industrial and interface designers. Brief updates on recent and upcoming developments in the iPod, iPhone, and Mac worlds are also included.
“You can get the iPad 2 Buyers’ Guide right now for free,” said Dennis Lloyd, Publisher of iLounge and the Guide. “As with all of our past downloadable publications, it’s in the hassle-free PDF format, readable on PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, and iPods. It looks beautiful on iOS devices using iBooks!”
iLounge’s Buyers’ Guides and Books are the world’s most widely read publications devoted to Apple’s iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Last year’s Buyers’ Guides were downloaded millions of times by a global audience of readers, and are part of a family of 16 semi-annual magazine- and book-style publications iLounge has released since 2004. All of these publications are available from the iLounge’s Library for free, and are published as a service to the Apple community without any editorial involvement from advertisers or Apple itself. The iPad 2 Buyers’ Guide can be downloaded from iLounge online.
As the exclusive partner of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) for the iLounge Pavilion – a collection of Apple hardware, accessories, and software that has grown to become the largest dedicated exhibition area at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – iLounge, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of iPod, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes information. Fully independent from Apple and vendors of related hardware, software, and services, iLounge has offices in Irvine, California and East Amherst, New York. 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. Praised for years as “the ultimate in product reviews and tutorials” for Apple’s iPod and later digital media products, iLounge and its team have been spotlighted by the Associated Press, CNBC, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and many other leading publications.