Liz Gannes

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Apple Hasn’t Sold So Few iPods Since 2005

Sales of Apple’s iPod continue to decline in the face of the growth of its newer product lines. Apple sold 6.62 million iPods in its fourth quarter of 2011, a 27 percent decline on the year.

The last time Apple sold so few iPods was in the third quarter of 2005, when it sold 6.16 million. Quarterly iPod sales peaked in the first quarter of 2009 at 22.7 million.

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said that the iPod Touch accounted for more than half of iPods sold in the quarter.

The company did, however, see year-over-year increases in sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald