Mix: London, Shuffle demand, Dell & Napster, iTMS Estimator
Following the horrific bomb blasts in London today, Apple has closed its flagship store in the city. “For the security of our customers and employees, the Apple Store, Regent Street, will be closed for the rest of the day,” reads a brief statement on Apple’s website. “Our hearts go out to all those affected by this morningâ€™s events in central London.â€?
Banc of America said today that it expects Apple to ship 5.4 million iPods this quarter, but that demand for the iPod shuffle has been weak. “We expect a new Shuffle in the next few months, and believe an LCD-based refresh is needed,” the firm said.
Dell and Napster are teaming up to offer colleges a complete solution for students to download legal music.
iTunes Music Store Estimator is a Mac OS X application that helps users play Apple’s countdown to half a billion songs contest by displaying the estimated current total of tracks sold on the iTunes Music Store as well as an estimate of the next milestone sale (every 100,000th track).
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