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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik