Apple Sells 100 Millionth iPod

By Richard Menta 4/9/07

Apple announced today that it hit the 100 million mark for America's most popular digital audio portable. To put that in perspective, if the average iPod sells for about $250 that equals $25 billion dollars in total revenue since that device was first shipped in November of 2001. That's why Apple can afford to trot out artists like Mary J. Blige and John Mayer just to announce that they have sold a heck of a lot of players. Apple also announced that it has sold 2.5 billion music tracks, a respectable number.

Now you know why Microsoft was intent on winning market share with its Zune portable - and why they must be upset that consumers are ignoring it.

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