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One million iPods, iTunes sells five million songs

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, June 23, 2003
News Categories: Apple

Today at the WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) in San Francisco, Steve Jobs took the stage to address the attendees and mentioned that the one millionth iPod would be shipped later today. Also noted, iTunes has sold over five million songs since its debut. Jobs is expected to announce the new Apple G5 Macintosh and show a preview of OS X 10.3 Panther. You can check for live coverage from the WWDC conference at Macminute.com or MacCentral.com.

Update: Apple has posted a press release declaring the iTunes Music Store has sold over five million songs.

“‘The iTunes Music Store is changing the way people buy music,’ said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. ‘Selling five million songs in the first eight weeks has far surpassed our expectations, and clearly illustrates that many customers are hungry for a legal way to acquire their music online.’”

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1

Does anyone know the breakout of G1 / G2 / G3 ipods in this million unit number?

Posted by K-pod on June 23, 2003 at 11:34 AM (PDT)

2

Does that mean they sold ~600k of the gen3 ipods?  I remember hearing the installed base of gen1 and gen2 combined being 400k.

Posted by Albert on June 23, 2003 at 11:53 AM (PDT)

3

Hmmm, wonder if iPod #1,000,000 is going to be anything special - a collectors item maybe, with engraving to indicate its importance?

Posted by MadPict in UK on June 24, 2003 at 6:59 AM (PDT)

4

I wouden’t be suprised if they did sell mostly Gen3 iPods, because really, the advertisements appeared mostly after the gen3 was introduced. I bought an iPod partly because the ads were almost everywhere (TV commercials, huge 1-2 page ads in many magazines), and I hadn’t seen any of them before May of this year.

Posted by sraphim on June 24, 2003 at 9:36 AM (PDT)

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