TiPb Mobile Nations

This is post number 6000 for me here at TiPb, and I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to our wonderful community, to everyone who participates and shares and discusses here on the blog and in the Forums, on Facebook and on Twitter. You're the first, best, and only reason we're here.

The site has changed a lot since I started -- not the least of which was the transition from the original name of Phone Different to theiPhoneblog.com to TiPb.com -- and we're continuing to change and evolve and grow, to bring you more of everything you love about iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV.

We've been iterating our design so we can better highlight what we think matters most, and let you more easily find the stories you care about and skip the ones you don't. From news to apps to accessories to how-tos to critical issues to pure fun, we have a diverse array of subjects to cover every day and a diverse audience to care for, and we're always looking for the best ways to meet and balance those obligations. The ability to have big, widescreen stories and videos, and smaller, more numerous excerpts on the home page is one thing we're experimenting with. The power boxes at the bottom are another -- carefully curated by subject matter, we hope they let you get to the latest stuff you care about, quickly and easily.

The Forums have grown considerably as well, both in the number and range of topics we've added to the conversation. Technologically, we've done huge upgrades as well, bringing TiPb almost fully inline with the functionality enjoyed by other Mobile Nations network sites.

Speaking of which, we've added fancy new Mobile Nations headers and footers to TiPb and all of our sites, so if you want to keep up-to-date on not only iPhone and iPad, but Android and Windows Phone, BlackBerry and webOS, you're always only a click away from the latest and greatest content and coverage in the industry.

We've also ramped up the production and scope of Mobile Nations broadcasting, bringing you some of the best live shows and audio and video podcasts on the internet for everything from iPhone and iPad Live to great new shows covering many more aspects of our increasingly rich and complex mobile lives.

On a personal note, I'd like to thank Dieter Bohn, Kevin Michaluk, Marcus Adolfsson, and everyone at TiPb and Mobile Nations past and present for this opportunity: to work with the best and the brightest in the business, and to share with our community what is inarguably the most exciting time ever in the history of mobile and personal computing.

And we're certainly not going to slow down. We have more to come. Much more. I deeply love this community, this site, and this network, and together we're going to

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any feedback, any time. Tell me what you love, what you hate, and what you want more of. You can reach me via email at rene@tipb.com, on the forums at Rene Ritchie, and on Twitter @reneritchie.

Here's to the next 6000!


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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Everything sure has come a long way!! I feel like I know you and a number of others from TiPb like my own friends/family! Here's to many more years!
P.S. As much as everyone complains about the How-To articles (because of their simplicity), I'm forever grateful. Not for my own benefit, as I've owned every iPhone since day 1, but for all my friends and family who are recently buying iPhones. Rather than me having to type out how they need to accomplish something, I can usually just send them a link to one of the How-To's from TiPb... it's a huge time saver for me and they love me for it. Meh, just felt like sharing.

You guys make it easy, your our friends/online family. You reach out to us, motivate us, and listen to us (even when we ramble). You guys aren't like other online celebs, you reach out to your community and it's what makes Tipb and Mobile Nation so special and such a great community.
Congrats on your 6000 post and here's to another 6000 x 4 (sip some rum).

I can't believe it's been four years since I left my WinMob/Treos and skeptically joined the ranks of the iPhone. This site made it much easier for me to learn and progress,
Thanks for all you do!

Lol. Your use of "less" in your post it incorrect; the right word to use is "fewer".

Congrats Rene! I hope you and the rest of the TiPb staff continue with success. I look forward to continued enjoyment of the site and all of its offerings as the future becomes the presents.

Meh, get back to us when you reach post 9001. I just can't muster any excitement when your power level is over 6000.

Congrats dude. I give you a lot of flack [someone has to keep you honest; lol] but TiPB wouldn't be TiPB without you. :)

Rene, you really should have not have counted the 5999 posts which consisted of rumors and link bait.

Keep up the great work Rene (and everyone at TiPb and MN.) And not on just the "traditional" website-based media. You're set up to become the go-to "channel" for tech-related content once internet TV starts to take off. Looking forward to it.

Too bad your site has become a rumor mill. And the podcasts now are the worst tech podcasts around. Deleted them from instacast.