Engadget debuts Apple iPhone, iPod touch site, as Apple devices account for 95.8% of mobile views

Engadget.com has launched a beta version of Engadget for Apple iPhone and iPod touch users:

For obvious reasons, we’re not really big believers in optimizing Engadget for individual devices or platforms. Despite the unrelenting number of requests for an iPhone-optimized version of Engadget, we thought we’d let Apple stand by its whole “the real internet in your pocket” thing. And then we ran the numbers. We could hardly believe it.

So far in 2008, the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod touch account for some 95.8% of all mobile views on the site. We’re not even kidding. It’s pretty hard to argue with something like that, so we’re rolling out a new beta version of Engadget optimized for the iPhone at i.engadget.com.

Full article, with screenshots, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MacVicta” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Note: As many of you know, the Mobile Safari (iPhone, iPod touch) versions of MacDailyNews and iPodDailyNews are currently in the shop for repairs. We hope to have them back online ASAP as 98.8% of all mobile page views on our sites come from iPhone (83.7%) and iPod touch (15.1%) users. Thank you for your patience.


  1. Isn’t it amazing how fast people adopt something when IT JUST WORKS REALLY REALLY WELL !!!

    I can’t believe how well my iPod touch surfs the net. It truly is a computer in the palm of your hand.

  2. The mobile version of MDN is like a godsend when it actually works. Frankly, if I weren’t a huge Mac/Apple fan, I’d probably be so frustrated by the mouse-over popups and entry popups of the regular site, that I’d delete the bookmark to MDN (has anyone else noticed that this is like – the ONLY site that’s able to fool Safari’s popup blocker?). The mobile version of MDN alleviates these (on the iPhone at least). ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Note to website managers: Unlike all the other garbage smartphones, the iPhone has a REAL browser! We don’t need (nor want) sites reformatted. At least do what Google does and install a button that allows us to view it as a full normal web page.

  4. “that would mean 4.2% of the views came from something else.”

    Statistically, that’s the approximate number of hardcore masochists.

    For example, Steve Ballmer has a black leather hood with zippers over the eyes and mouth and Bluetooth built in.

    The safety phrase is “reboot me.”

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