Can anything slow Apple's
Not that this should come as a surprise, mind you. According to the Journal, the iPod is already a major hit in Japan. But the iPod has been equally successful in the U.S., and it took a week for Apple to sell 1 million downloads here.
Barely a week into its existence, iTunes is the top digital music store in Japan -- without any music from labels owned by Sony
Apple just did that in less than 48 hours.
Impressive though that is, Apple's stock remains expensive. Still, many of you don't seem to care, and the Rule Breaker in me wonders whether you really should. After all, won't it always be expensive?
Apple has been a hit before, and it is again. The company has also dropped to the bottom of the charts more than once, and will again. You're welcome to your opinion, but I wouldn't bet on that happening anytime soon.
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- Demand for the iconic digital music player still looks strong, however.
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Fool contributor Tim Beyers enjoys sweet music through iTunes -- on his G4 PowerBook, natch. Tim didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. You can find out what's in his portfolio by checking Tim's Fool profile, which is here. The Motley Fool has an ironclad disclosure policy.