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Mexican airline offers iPods to customers

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Feb 2007 14:40 User comments (10)

Mexican airline offers iPods to customers Just as many U.S.-based airline companies seek to add iPod seat connections to their planes, a Mexican airline is already offering iPods to customers. Low-cost airline, Volaris, rents the music device to passengers during flights. "We're the first to use iPod's. We like it because no one else has it," said public relations officer Alfonso Collantes.
The company began giving out 30GB versions of the iPod during flights on February 8th for free, but will soon switch to charging 50 pesos per flight. The iPods are full with popular Mexican TV Shows and music and the airline plans to add content from the U.S. soon. "We just went out and bought a bunch of iPods and started giving them out to passengers," said Collantes.

Apple Computer inc. has sold 70 million iPods since the device was first introduced back in 2001. It currently holds an approximate 72% of the U.S. market for MP3 players.

Source:
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10 user comments

116.2.2007 14:45

70 million. I wonder how many people is in USA or WORLD?

216.2.2007 15:53

I wonder how much of the 28% of the mp3 player market customers own an iPod in addition to whatever dinky device they bought.

/me looks at 256 mb Mp3 players

316.2.2007 16:09

Originally posted by Moomoo2:
I wonder how much of the 28% of the mp3 player market customers own an iPod in addition to whatever dinky device they bought.

/me looks at 256 mb Mp3 players

Me looks at old dusty 128mb mp3 player. While listeing to music on 30gb ipod

416.2.2007 17:55

According to http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/popclockworld.html
The current estimate population of the world is 6,576,827,818. Which in english equates to 6 billion, five hundred seventy six million, eight hundred and twenty seven thousound, eight hundred and eighteen.

So when you take the 70 million iPods sold and divide it by the global population, you get the answer that 0.01 of the people in the world have an iPod.

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516.2.2007 18:02

Someone call the RIAA. I want every passenger paying royalties for the music downloaded into there brains!!!

616.2.2007 18:45

Quote:
The current estimate population of the world is 6,576,827,818. Which in english equates to 6 billion, five hundred seventy six thousand, eight hundred and twenty seven thousound, eight hundred and eighteen.

actually that translates into 6 billion 576 million 827 thousand 818 (six billion, five hundred seventy six million, eight hundred twenty seven thousand, eight hundred eighteen)

i think it is a nice idea almost as convenient as watching tv/movies on jetBlue. when i fly i generally don't read so anything to help pass the time is always nice
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716.2.2007 20:55

just because they sold that many doesnt mean thats how many people have one... i bought a few ipods... so if everybody owned 2 ipods... then it will be 35 million people with ipods... ect. or they sold them but half of them broke... after warranty.. and people had to buy new ones.. u get me

816.2.2007 21:18

@lxfactor

yeah we got you and you have a good point, but to clarify I was simply posting those numbers/figures to give a rough estimate as to the number of people that had a iPod.

917.2.2007 3:00

iPod has the advantage in the U.S. but in Europe it's much closer. I read somewhere that in Finland (that's where I live) creative has the edge on mp3 player market.

1017.2.2007 13:20

thats a lot of Ipods...

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