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Apple: iPod has 50% market share, new accessories soon

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2004
News Categories: iPod

Speaking at today’s iTunes Music Store launch in London, England, Apple CEO Steve Jobs stated that Apple’s sale of 3,000,000 iPods as of March 2004 represents a fifty percent market share for the iPod and iPod mini formats. “We can’t make some of them fast enough,” Jobs added.

Jobs also touted the strength of the iPod’s accessory base, noting that “there’s a huge iPod economy, with 250 products out there.” Announcements regarding new iPod “in-car listening” accessories are coming “later this year,” said Jobs, and German site Macnews.de reported that a BMW was clearly visible in a projected slide.

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1

At last - Apple addressing the itrip-illegal-uk issue by bringing out ??cd-connections??

And i just gone and bought an itrip.

ps. for your info - my itrip works real good on south coast -uk. 87.9 or any other empty station. with a 20-30 ft range.

Posted by gainsbourg on June 15, 2004 at 3:40 AM (PDT)

2

Maybe I will hold out buying my itrip mini to see what these new in car solutions might be.

Posted by porterdsgn in Indianapolis, IN on June 15, 2004 at 4:53 AM (PDT)

3

dension ice link is the way to go

Posted by urban on June 15, 2004 at 5:09 AM (PDT)

4

Hope you all have late model Bimmers!

Posted by Biff on June 15, 2004 at 5:38 AM (PDT)

5

If you want to see what these iPod/in car things are, there is an anouncement on Apple’s UK site:
http://www.apple.com/uk/hotnews/articles/smart/

Posted by Chris on June 15, 2004 at 1:04 PM (PDT)

6

There are good systems that that work through your car casette player—seems more reliable than going through FM.

Posted by Todd on June 15, 2004 at 1:46 PM (PDT)

7

anybody can just graft a dock onto an existing car stereo. I really don’t think this will be apple’s direction in the car. doesn’t it make more sense to use bluetooth to wirelessly have the stereo communicate with ipod? just put the ipod in your car anywhere and access it through the ipod button on the stereo. track info, playlists, the whole works built into the car stereo, and a simple bluetooth transmitter plugged into the headphone and remote jacks.

Posted by no no no on June 15, 2004 at 10:05 PM (PDT)

8

The recently announced new bluetooth standard has enough bandwidth to stream the Apple Lossless Audio Codec. Stay tuned.

Posted by exactly on June 16, 2004 at 4:52 AM (PDT)

9

I bought my itrip 2 months ago and has been working perfectly on 95.2fm around south east and south wales. The freedom it offers me is great I look forward to expanding my ipod’s wardrobe!

Posted by Joey on September 4, 2004 at 4:12 AM (PDT)

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