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iPod propels Apple to top of BusinessWeek top 50 list

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, March 27, 2006
News Categories: Apple

Apple has taken the top spot on this year’s BusinessWeek 50 list, which ranks the best performing companies of 2006. “All those little white earbuds are a bona fide cultural phenomenon—and serious business for Apple. Booming sales of its iPod music players have propelled the Cupertino (Calif.) icon to the top of our list of the best corporate performers,” says BusinessWeek. “Apple shows few signs of slowing down. Of the 42 million iPods sold since the line was introduced five years ago, 32 million were sold in 2005, including 14 million in a killer Christmas quarter. Apple’s profits leapt 216% in 2005 on a 66% jump in sales. Investors are still bullish, not only for what Steve Jobs has done, but also for what lies ahead.”

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I’ve seen a fair number of white earbuds hooked up to anything but iPods.

Like cell phones, Palm Pilots, other DAPs, Sony PSP, etc.

Of course, they’re copying iPods but still, you can’t take it for granted anymore.

One thing is that some people let the cord of the Apple iPod earbuds drape almost down to the ground, creating a little downward curve.  Pretty distinctive.  Personally, I use black Sony EX51s and I have to wrap up the cord so it doesn’t hang out too much when I’m walking around.  But by having it hang out at the full length, you spot them easier, I suppose.

Posted by wco81 in West Coast on March 27, 2006 at 3:10 PM (PDT)

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