100 iPods Being Sold Every Minute
FROM MACWORLD The holiday season proved a boon for Apple Computer, with the company selling 100 iPods every minute in the fourth quarter of 2005. Total sales numbers for the iPod reached 14 million, and topped 32 million for the entire year. The holiday rush also pushed iTunes to an 83 percent market share.
In total, Apple has sold 850 million songs and 8 million TV shows through iTunes. At the current sales rate, Apple is hitting 1 billion song downloads per year and trumping its Windows Media based competitors. According to CEO Steve Jobs, since the iPod's launch, Apple has sold 42 million units.