According to the latest data released by The NPD Group, iPod sales were down 14% year-over-year in January. Fortune reports that Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster said Wall Street expectations were for an 11% drop in iPod sales. Despite the falling unit sales, the average price of iPods rose 4% in January, compared to an expected 3% drop. Overall, Munster believes iPod unit sales will fall between 6% and 15% for the quarter. “Given concerns regarding iPod weakness,” Munster said, “we believe the segment’s in-line performance relative to  Street expectations is a positive.”

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.