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iPod continues stronghold of MP3 player market

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2006
News Categories: iPod

In his latest research report sent to clients, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster notes that the iPod is continuing to gain market share as evidenced by recent NPD Techworld data and Amazon.com rankings. Munster said that various versions of the iPod now hold all 10 spots on Amazon’s Top 10 Seller List for Portable MP3 Players, up from 8 last month. “We believe the increase is noteworthy given that the last time we recorded 10 iPods in the Top 10 occurred on Sept. 9, 2005, prior to the holiday shopping season,” he commented. Munster expects that by the end of 2006, more than 85 million iPods will have shipped since the device was introduced.

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1

Isn’t that just amazing!
I mean all ten spots, that would be as if the top tvs sold were all sony. I don’t think anything like this has ever happened in history, not even close

Posted by Jonathan Keim on April 26, 2006 at 8:36 AM (PDT)

2

not anymore. 8 out of 10 at the moment

Posted by sighte on April 26, 2006 at 8:40 AM (PDT)

3

looks like 9/10 right now

Posted by zip22 on April 26, 2006 at 9:21 AM (PDT)

4

I think you mean “iPod maintains its stranglehold on…” -

Stronghold describes a place, it’s like saying “Apple continues its beachhead of operating system market” it’s just bad English.

Posted by Weeble on April 26, 2006 at 9:31 AM (PDT)

5

2 entries found for stronghold.
strong·hold   ( P )  Pronunciation Key (strônghld)
n.

1. A fortified place or a fortress.

A place of survival or refuge: one of the last strongholds of an age-old tradition.

2. An area dominated or occupied by a special group or distinguished by a special quality: a feminist stronghold; a stronghold of democracy.

So mp3 players aren’t an area in the market? And Apple/iPod aren’t a group?

I am interested in your opinions and would like to subscribe to your newsletter

Posted by silver_haze20 on April 26, 2006 at 10:45 AM (PDT)

6

you got served!

Posted by boom on April 26, 2006 at 11:15 AM (PDT)

7

“So mp3 players aren’t an area in the market?”  no, they are not a physical area as your definitions are refering to.  the examples given are both describing physical areas.  a region or building.

Posted by zip22 on April 26, 2006 at 11:50 AM (PDT)

8

so a stronghold of democracy is a ‘physical area’?

Posted by fxspec06 on April 26, 2006 at 12:26 PM (PDT)

9

Long live the (apple/ipod) empire!

Posted by Huskerz85 on April 27, 2006 at 12:37 AM (PDT)

10

silver_haze20 - You’ve completely missed the point. You can’t simply ‘continue a stronghold’ any more than you can ‘continue a house’. Whether you mean an actual place or a metaphorical place the same grammar rules apply.

Posted by Weeble on April 27, 2006 at 9:43 AM (PDT)

11

From MacNN

“Apple currently enjoys a dominant position in the MP3 player market”

Posted by Splatch on April 27, 2006 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

12

No you have missed the point, did you even read the definition I kindly produced to correct you? Specifically the highlighted bit, put in place to ensure you didn’t read only the bit about a building

iPod continues stronghold of MP3 player market

would turn into…

iPod continues dominance of MP3 player market.

I guess if it hasn’t remained in the top 10 since September that’s the only way it hasn’t continued, but that isn’t even your point. Your arguing the use of a word, not the fact that Apple hasn’t remained in the top 10 since September

Your still looking at it (the word) as a place, which isn’t the context the headline is written in (see point 2 of the definition)

Posted by silver_haze20 on April 27, 2006 at 1:25 PM (PDT)

13

no, silver haze.  you missed part of your definition.  the sentence would read:

Pod continues an area dominated or occupied by a special group of MP3 player market.

wasn’t there a comment right after mine pointing out how “stronghold” is a NOUN and it is being used as a VERB.

Posted by zip22 on April 27, 2006 at 3:56 PM (PDT)

14

Well, I’m no English expert so I’ll take your word for it, but last time I checked you can have verbal nouns.

Posted by silver_haze20 on April 28, 2006 at 2:28 AM (PDT)

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