Other World Computing

| Home | Contact | Advertising | Search | Submit


iTunes [briefly] eclipses Wal-Mart



By

When IGM reported in February that iTunes had become the No 2 music retailer, it was projected that Apple's music store would overtake Wal-Mart some time this year. Incredibly, iTunes has already surpassed the big-box retailer in January.

Quoting NPD data leaked by Apple, Ars Technica reports that the iTunes Store, likely fueled by holiday gift cards, was the top retail music destination:

01 Apple, 19%
02 Wal-Mart, 15%
03 Best Buy, 13%
04 Amazon, 6%
05 Borders

Apple iTunes


"The news was announced in an e-mail sent this afternoon to some Apple employees ... It includes a screenshot of an Excel file showing the top ten music retailers in the US for January 2008, and Apple is at the top of the list."

Overall, paid downloads accounted for almost 30 percent of all music sold in January, according to NPD. Further, the researcher says that 48 percent of US teens didn't buy a single CD in 2007, compared to 38 percent in 2006.

Editors' note: What a satisfying news story. Wal-Mart reduced to No 2 and the music labels even more beholden to Apple!

Pity Apple only held the title for the month of January. Still it's just a matter of time until iTunes dominates retail music...

What's your take?

Buy a refurbished iPod nano, and get 15 songs on us.
Exclusive offer. Limited time only.


Trans Intl

Spacer

Connect with Insanely Great Mac


spacer

Recent Articles

- Trans Intl announce performance 2 TB Tiger SSD
- Ken Segall on Apple Watch's killer app
- Video: FLIR One thermal camera w/ Lightning Connector for iOS (Second Generation)
- Second gen FLIR One thermal cam with Lightning connector now available
- Report: How free apps are changing ad-supported content
- iOS 9 looks to free up space for OS upgrades
- CarPlay coming to select 2016 Buick and GMC vehicles
- Apple changes course on Radio payments during trial
- Taylor Swift sounds off on Apple Music free trial
- Apple patches some issues with XARA exploit
- On Apple's accessibility push with iOS
- Snowden on Apple privacy initiatives
- Nice overview of new OS X and iOS vulnerabilities
- OS X/iOS flaws may make passwords vunerable
- Dark Sky weather app gets major update
- Adobe announces updates to Creative Cloud
- Instacast podcast player is discontinued
- Apple Pay to deliver 71.5%+ split to music owners
- Ars Technical looks at El Capitan
- Podcast: iOS 9, El Capitan, Apple Watch + More
- Apple’s Schiller talks about 16 GB on entry level devices
- OWC USB-C Dock goes on pre-order
- Apple Watch watchOS 2 announced with native apps
- iOS 9 announced with refinements and iPad features
- OS X 10.11 El Capitan announced


Browse and search for more articles

Insanely Great Mac Logo

IGM Specials

Mercury Extreme SSD
60GB - $48.79
120GB - $71.99
240GB - $123.99
480GB - $221.99

960GB - $649

Thunderbolt 2 Dock
$239

External Storage
500 GB - $129
1 TB RAID - $239
Envoy Pro mini - $119

Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet
$20

Mac RAM (Retina)
8GB Kit - $72
16GB Kit - $134
32GB Kit - $258

MacBook Pro Memory
8GB - $72
16GB - $134

Radeon HD 7950 GPU
$448

iSchmutz Air Filter
$24.99


Trans Intl


Trans Intl






Home

About

Advertising

Search

Copyright 1995-2015 Insanely Great Mac. All rights reserved.
Privacy Statment | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy