1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Considering this is supposed to be an apple and all things related website, why is there so much space and editorial time suddenly being given to the Nintendo Switch?
    Nothing on PlayStation, Xbox etc but an absolute shedfull of stuff on Nintendo!
    Are they paying you to give this thing so much coverage?
    03-14-2018 03:43 PM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Xbox is covered over on Windows Central, and PlayStation is on Android Central I believe. It’s impossible to cover only a certain company and its products 100% of the time so they added gaming systems to the websites as well. There will also be more VR related posts appearing as well.
    03-14-2018 04:50 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    The writers here seem to be big fans of the switch so unfortunately they write about that here too.
    tadpoles likes this.
    03-14-2018 05:32 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    iMore is still an Apple-centric site and is arguably going through an adjustment period.
    Annie_8plus, Lee_Bo and DecAway like this.
    03-14-2018 07:45 PM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    03-14-2018 07:47 PM
  6. Kilwillie's Avatar
    At least Xbox and Windows are both Microsoft. That one makes a little sense!
    03-15-2018 04:23 AM
  7. Wotchered's Avatar
    iMore in it’s search for more money seems to becoming less relevant to those of us who came here for Apple related content.
    03-15-2018 05:34 AM
  8. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of it either. However, I also realize that bills need to be paid. Nothing in life is free, and since I'm enjoying this site, and learning a lot from it, a bit of tolerance is called for!
    Sherry_B, Lee_Bo, cwbcpa and 1 others like this.
    03-15-2018 09:40 AM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    iMore in it’s search for more money seems to becoming less relevant to those of us who came here for Apple related content.
    Big reason why I stopped reading their articles here a couple of years ago. I came here for Apple and too many articles are not apple related. So now I use imore for the forums only.
    03-15-2018 10:26 AM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    This is the thing though. Unless they want to start writing BGR level rumor mongering about everything everybody's brother's cousin's wife's grandmother heard there's only so much they can write about without being repetitive. I just scroll past the articles I don't want to read and move on.
    03-15-2018 12:01 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    This is the thing though. Unless they want to start writing BGR level rumor mongering about everything everybody's brother's cousin's wife's grandmother heard there's only so much they can write about without being repetitive. I just scroll past the articles I don't want to read and move on.
    BGR has too much crap there too.
    03-15-2018 12:27 PM
  12. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Ad revenue.
    I figure we have two choices:

    1) - Deal with the ads and non-Apple specific reviews and articles, or

    2) - Pay a yearly subscription fee to the site



    I'm personally going with option #1 .
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    03-15-2018 12:37 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The blog page peddling vacuum cleaners, blenders, and other products on the forum is what gets me. It just feels like spam. Sorry, but it does.
    MasterDarque and Wotchered like this.
    03-15-2018 12:59 PM
  14. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    The blog page peddling vacuum cleaners, blenders, and other products on the forum is what gets me. It just feels like spam. Sorry, but it does.
    I get this! I just ignore it, but I completely get your point!
    03-15-2018 01:13 PM
  15. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It has been almost a year since I last loaded the iMore home page on purpose. I just loaded it right now and it's a hot mess. They can say they're evolving, growing, etc but I don't recommend the site to anyone like I used to in the past.
    03-15-2018 01:49 PM
  16. pkcable's Avatar
    I'd like to personally see all the gaming stuff on the sites branch off and/or expand to another site, perhaps, Gamers Central? Or something like that. They could cover all the consoles, and related gaming. We could STILL have crossover coverage where it makes sense of course.
    Just_Me_D and Annie_8plus like this.
    03-15-2018 03:02 PM
  17. Garz's Avatar
    I'd like to personally see all the gaming stuff on the sites branch off and/or expand to another site, perhaps, Gamers Central? Or something like that. They could cover all the consoles, and related gaming. We could STILL have crossover coverage where it makes sense of course.
    That would be a great idea. One site to cover all gaming. I could see covering new iOS games here. Like for an example a MARIO game. But otherwise have a separate site for console gaming talk and blogs.
    Just_Me_D and Laura Knotek like this.
    03-15-2018 03:08 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It has been almost a year since I last loaded the iMore home page on purpose. I just loaded it right now and it's a hot mess. They can say they're evolving, growing, etc but I don't recommend the site to anyone like I used to in the past.
    I’ve made it perfectly clear that the site needs to be revamped and returned to its simplistic roots.
    03-15-2018 04:45 PM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I’ve made it perfectly clear that the site needs to be revamped and returned to its simplistic roots.
    Ok?
    anony_mouse and SprSynJn like this.
    03-15-2018 08:13 PM
  20. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I’ve made it perfectly clear that the site needs to be revamped and returned to its simplistic roots.
    Hmm. I think that there's simply not so much interest in mobile phones these days. It's a mature market. We have all had a smart phone for close to a decade. They don't change much from year to year. Android and iOS are the only two platforms of any significance left and they are more or less interchangeable.

    I think it's good that this site branches out and tries to attract more users. No-one has to read stories that don't interest them.
    03-16-2018 06:15 AM
  21. tadpoles's Avatar
    One perspective: With iPhones there's only going to be so much to discuss and that, to me, may be why we make threads that have nothing to do with iPhones (word games, alphabetical song names, etc). This is cool, it keeps us active and entertained If you pop over o Android Central, as I do, you find that since there are about 1 trillion different Android phones there's no shortage of phone-related threads. I say all that to say this, perhaps it's just one way of iMore keeping things active.
    03-16-2018 06:57 AM
  22. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Hmm. I think that there's simply not so much interest in mobile phones these days. It's a mature market. We have all had a smart phone for close to a decade. They don't change much from year to year. Android and iOS are the only two platforms of any significance left and they are more or less interchangeable.
    This is true. For a while before the other content started showing up on iMore it was a lot of “What’s in X person’s travel bag” bottom of the barrel type stuff.
    03-16-2018 08:33 AM
  23. Sherry_B's Avatar

    1) - Deal with the ads
    What ads? I visit iMore from my computer, and I don't see them.

    non-Apple specific reviews and articles
    What non-Apple specific reviews and articles? I don't load them.
    pkcable likes this.
    03-16-2018 08:53 AM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar

    What non-Apple specific reviews and articles? I don't load them.
    Maybe you missed these.

    Best Smart Feeders for Dogs and Cats
    /imore-com-news-discussion/400943-best-smart-feeders-dogs-cats.html

    The Instant Pot Craze and How it's Disrupting Kitchens Everywhere
    /imore-com-news-discussion/400875-instant-pot-craze-how-its-disrupting-kitchens-everywhere.html

    Best Humidifiers for Your Home
    /imore-com-news-discussion/400877-best-humidifiers-your-home.html

    Let this $180 Eufy RoboVac clean your dirty floors while you kick back and relax
    /imore-com-news-discussion/400841-let-180-eufy-robovac-clean-your-dirty-floors-while-you-kick-back-relax.html

    This swanky Vitamix 5200 Blender is down to $299, today only
    /imore-com-news-discussion/400648-swanky-vitamix-5200-blender-down-299-today-only.html
    Annie_8plus and Lee_Bo like this.
    03-16-2018 09:28 AM
  25. DecAway's Avatar
    From my knowledge, it's kind of an adopted tech item. Playstation is covered on AC, Xbox in Windows Central, and of course PC. Many electronics reviewers and editors are gamers as well, and I can't blame any of them... I love all technologies and games. Nintendo is the adopted console for iMore. I think it's balanced just fine. I have suggested before that we create a separate site solely for console gamin though... Maybe one day it will happen *fingers crossed* Also, there just aren't that many apple products that come out a year. Android has so many MFRs that are churning out products year round. Apple has scheduled, much narrower releases. Have to balance the content.
    pkcable and libra89 like this.
    03-16-2018 09:31 AM
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