So this is what ubiquity feels like. Apple
Apple is everywhere these days, and a lot of that is the byproduct of the runaway success of the iPod. It's not just the player, accessories, and "I Love Steve Jobs" bumper stickers, of course. The Apple iTunes digital download store has delivered more than 2.5 billion songs, 50 million TV shows, and 1.3 million full-length movies.
That's what happens when you command more than 70% of the market in a booming category. Smaller players such as SanDisk
Digital music service providers such as Napster
A lot can happen on the road to the next 100 million iPods, but the one thing we do know is that investors have enjoyed the ride. Apple shares have soared nearly tenfold since the first generation iPods rolled out in the fall of 2001. Now that is a real hit record.
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