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Mix: iPods in Space, Songs per iPod, Best Buy, Shuffle tutorial

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, December 11, 2006
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A new photo from Expedition 14 at the International Space Station shows what appears to be a fourth-generation iPod and a Belkin external battery pack.

The New York Times is the latest to compare iPod sales to iTunes music sales. With nearly 70 million iPods sold as of September, and over 1.5 billion songs sold from iTunes, an estimated 22 songs have been sold for every iPod.

Police in Florida are investigating the disappearance of more than $35,000 worth of iPods from a Best Buy store. “A preliminary investigation revealed that there has not been a break-in or forced entry to the store, leading police and store managers to believe that the thefts could be an inside job.”

Apple has updated its iPod+iTunes support site with an interactive tutorial to show users how to download and listen to music on a new second-generation iPod shuffle.

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1

Who cares about iPods in that pic! Look at the full res nasa photo. Have enough camera equipment?!? I’m so jealous! 30 lbs telephoto lens are so much easier to mvoe in zero-g.

Posted by mike on December 11, 2006 at 2:20 PM (PDT)

2

Heh - funny, my eye was drawn to the camera gear too.

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on December 11, 2006 at 2:45 PM (PDT)

3

If that photo is from the Space Station…...in Space, then why isnt that Adidas glasses case or that plastic bag next to it floating?

Fishy I say

Posted by unreal on December 11, 2006 at 3:53 PM (PDT)

4

Also, I wanna work at that Best Buy in Florida.

Lets say all the ipod stolen are the 5g video ipod. At $249 a pop that would be 141 ipod stolen.

It has to be either the dumbest thief or the dumbest store. Take your pick and discuss.

Posted by unreal on December 11, 2006 at 4:03 PM (PDT)

5

That green stuff on the table is a kind of antistatic velcro to hold things. Look at some of the other items stuck to it.

Posted by mike on December 11, 2006 at 8:27 PM (PDT)

6

That’s Christer Fuglesang’s iPod- Sweden’s first astronaut in space!

-yeah, I’m Swedish smile

Posted by Gus on December 12, 2006 at 6:15 AM (PDT)

7

Crap, just read the image caption. guess it isn’t his. but he DID bring his with him.

Posted by Gus on December 12, 2006 at 6:16 AM (PDT)

8

I guess Forrester doesn’t care that:
1. iPods die.
2. iPods get replaced, sometimes annually.
3. Some households have several iPods.

In each instance, only one iTunes library would be used, therefore, only one set of iTMS purchases.

That doesn’t seem to factor in to their 1:22 ratio.

Lies…damned lies…and statistics.

Posted by Gordy. in Atlanta, GA on December 12, 2006 at 8:34 AM (PDT)

9

Its just an average Gordy, based on sales not on actual per person basis.

If that were true, Id have over 5 ipods based on what Ive bought from itunes.

Posted by unreal on December 12, 2006 at 10:56 AM (PDT)

10

Any Zunes stolen? Hahahahaha

Posted by Jing on December 14, 2006 at 7:31 PM (PDT)

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