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Apple’s iPod market share slips in September

Apple’s U.S. market share of hard drive-based music players fell nearly 5% in September to 87.3%. The decline was attributed to an increase in sales of flash-based players and the first time inclusion of the HP-branded iPod in the numbers. “Among hard drive-based players, Apple maintained its strong hold on the market with a 87.3% share, down from 92.0%, followed by HP in second with its iPod made by Apple at 3.6%,” reports The Mac Observer. “Combining the HP and Apple percentages, Apple controlled 90.9% of the market share, down 1.1% from August. Finishing out the top five of hard drive-based players was Rio with a 2.8% share, up from 2.5%, Creative in fourth with 2.6% from 2.3%, and iRiver at 1.5% from 1.2%.”

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Comments

1

1. Apple’s HD share will vary of course… now 91%. But the reason for HD share dropping slightly is NOT because of people buying FLASH players, that makes no sense :) Unless those Flash players were made by Apple.

2. Apple losing marketshare to HP’s iPod from Apple… I like it :D

Posted by Nagromme on November 3, 2004 at 10:13 AM (CST)

2

Oh no!!!!! Not 87% of the market!!!!

In my humble opinion, that is still insurmountable.

Posted by x2phergus in tennessee on November 3, 2004 at 10:30 AM (CST)

3

This is bogus.  The 92% was based on hard drive based players, so a drop in market share can’t be because of flash based players.  Frankly, if the article cannot reference the correct information, how is anybody supposed any of what it has to say?

Posted by Quoth_the_Raven in Herndon, VA on November 3, 2004 at 1:41 PM (CST)

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