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Apple sold over 300 million iPods, 16 billion songs

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Oct 2011 13:16 User comments (4)

Apple sold over 300 million iPods, 16 billion songs Apple CEO Tim Cook gives some information on Apple's music-related business.
It has been 10 years since the iPod launched and revolutionized the music industry. The market share of the iPod is more than 70% across the world, and has been for a long time now, Cook demonstrated on stage.

In total, Apple has sold over 300 million iPods around the world since it first launched. 45 million iPods were sold between July 2010 and June 2011, remaining a very strong part of Apple's overall business.

More than 16 billion songs have been downloaded from iTunes, being easily the world's number 1 music store.

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4 user comments

14.10.2011 13:28

That's 16 billion songs that people won't be able to use on anything other than an Apple device. Just know, that if you want to leave Apple, you will be leaving all of those songs you payed for and everything else their proprietary system chains you to.

24.10.2011 13:32

Originally posted by No_ID:
That's 16 billion songs that people won't be able to use on anything other than an Apple device. Just know, that if you want to leave Apple, you will be leaving all of those songs you payed for and everything else their proprietary system chains you to.
While that is true, you have to note that they do offer DRM-free music now, granted its at a premium...

34.10.2011 13:34

Also, there are many different file format converters

44.10.2011 13:38

Wasn't Apple undergoing an anti-trust investigation for iTunes? Or did I just make that up? I can't remember if I read about that or not.

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