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iTunes music sales exceed 2.5billion - Apple unstoppable?

Written by Ben Reid @ 11 Apr 2007 6:12 User comments (3)

iTunes music sales exceed 2.5billion - Apple unstoppable? Recently, consumer electronics giant Apple Inc. announced that its market leading iPod music devices had sold 100 million units since launch in November 2001, making it the fastest selling music player in history.
Apple's online music outlet the iTunes Store has enjoyed similarly great success. It boasts the world’s largest online catalog with over five million songs, 350 television shows and over 400 movies. The iTunes Store has sold over 2.5 billion songs since its debut as well as 50 million TV shows and over 1.3 million movies. The diamond combination of the iPod and the Store has kept Apple sitting pretty at the summit of the digital music market.

Despite rivals Microsoft putting a lot of effort behind the release of its so-called "iPod killer" Zune & Zune Marketplace combo, the software maker has done little to rain on Apple's parade, with modest sales since its launch last November - although Microsoft remains confident that it will have reached its one-millionth Zune owner by June.


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3 user comments

111.4.2007 12:20

That Zune, to me, was a MAJOR bomb compared to the iPod. And iTunes is cheap. It's unfair how Americans can buy movies and TV shows and whatever, but on iTunes Canada you can only buy music, podcasts(free) and I think music videos.

211.4.2007 14:29

I still can't belive what microsoft was thinking!?!?!?! if you are going to fight ipod do it with something better not worst.

321.4.2007 11:42


Why waste your time on crappy 128kbytes/sec AAC/MP3's ... WITH DRM..

Grow up people. iTunes music stores blow!!

Go to the store and buy the cd or do what you have to. But DONT agree to crap music from iTunes.

My 0.02cents

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