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HP and Apple in suprise deal over iPod and iTunes

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 11 Jan 2004 7:45 User comments (1)

HP and Apple in suprise deal over iPod and iTunes Apple and world's second largest computer manufacturer HP announced this week a rather surprising alliance. According to companies, HP will start selling Apple's hugely successful iPod digital music player as HP-branded version.
HP will also bundle Apple's iTunes music-player-turned-music-store to all of its consumer PCs, taking Apple's online music store potentially to millions of new users. Since its introduction in spring 2003, Apple has sold well over 30 million songs through its online music store and currently sells almost 2M songs per week. In addition to those figures, Pepsi will launch a promotion that will give away 100M iTunes songs in States in February.

HP's upcoming re-branded iPod will also look different from the original sleek white Apple-branded culture icon and the device is expected to be available for consumers in summer 2004.

Source: FT.com

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112.1.2004 5:17

Heres a theory: Apple wanted HP to bundle iTunes with its PCs and HP made the iPod branding a condition. BTW dRD if youre reading this, the site still doesnt keep me signed in. The old version of the site did this fine. Something youve changed with the way signing in works?

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