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iPods accounted for 30% of all MP3 players sold in 2004

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
News Categories: iPod

The 8.4 million iPods Apple shipped in 2004 accounted for nearly one third of all digital audio players last year, a recent report by research firm In-Stat found. Various models of the iPod made up 30.2% of the combined worldwide hard drive and flash-based music player market in 2004. 
The firm said revenue for MP3 players reached approximately $4.5 billion, “a remarkable increase of almost 200% over 2003.”

In the same report, In-Stat also said that “the exploding market” for portable audio players is expected to reach over 104 million units by 2009, up from 27.8 million units in 2004. “Drivers for this booming market include falling prices, the availability of legitimate subscription and pay-per-download online music sites, smaller hard disk drives, and increasing Flash memory capacities,” the firm said.

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super exciting

Posted by brian on June 21, 2005 at 8:04 PM (PDT)

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that certainly makes sense. i have lots of friends with ipods and other mp3 players. i found another site full of articles about ipod. sure seems to be a really hot item this summer. i go to http://www.cdmiweb.com/ipod/ frequently checking out what people are saying. this and the ipodlounge.com are 2 great places for information and articles regarding the iPod.

keep up the good work smile

Posted by Steve T on June 22, 2005 at 11:33 AM (PDT)

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