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Analyst: iPod sales to hit 23.5 million in 2006

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
News Categories: iPod

Needham & Co. analyst Charles Wolf expects Apple to sell 13.3 million iPods in 2005 and an impressive 23.5 million iPods in 2006. He is also looking for 100 million Windows users to own iPods by 2008. In a research note to clients, Wolf said that a flash-based iPod could be “an opportunistic move to quickly capture an even higher share of the portable music player market.” He also suggests that iPod mini drive production costs could now have fallen by a third (the costs decline as yields increase, because overheads are spread across more units). “Apple should have sufficient margin to reduce the price of the mini from $249 to $199 once supply catches up with demand,” Wolf said.

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1

Thats cool

Posted by M Bargo in Chicago, IL on November 25, 2004 at 9:59 AM (PDT)

2

Am I the only person that things the analysts are wrong?  Who knows what great technologies will come out.  As a third gener, I’m pretty sad about the course of events.  But probably because ipod doesn’t have much of a competition, maybe the numbers will be half right.

Posted by Earl in New York on November 25, 2004 at 2:04 PM (PDT)

3

Analysts are stupid, and you can tell from the fact that the first syllable in their name is anal.

Posted by M Bargo in Chicago, IL on November 25, 2004 at 9:35 PM (PDT)

4

great job iPod, keep up the super work u stud muffins

Posted by Jables on November 26, 2004 at 10:52 AM (PDT)

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