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One iPod Sold Every Second in 2005

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The New York Times writes about the tremendous success of the iPod, and the burgeoning accessory market. Makes for a little bit of interesting reading.

The 32 million iPods sold last year equates to 1 every second. That’s ridiculous isn’t it? And the accessory market is a 1 BILLION dollar a year business. Wow. I need to start making ipod accessories I guess.

They go on to mention that at last count, there are around 2000 accessories for the ipod. Compare that to any of the offerings for Creative’s mp3 players, or Sony’s, or Cowon’s. It seems Steve sure took Apple in the right direction with all that music mumbo jumbo, eh?

via Kottke

One Response to “One iPod Sold Every Second in 2005”

  1. melinda tierney

    i think it is incredible that every second there is one ipod being sold. i guess lots of people like mucic.

    just for an interesting fact, if your equates are correct 60 ipods have been sold in the time i have written this comment.