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Analyst: Apple music business could hit $5B by 2006

updated 01:05 pm EST, Mon January 3, 2005

Apple to grow music biz

Analyst Steve Lidberg of Pacific Crest Securities says that a flash-memory music player, and new initiatives in 2005, should help . Lidberg writes says that he expects Apple to "introduce a flash-based iPod and wireless accessories and new types of audio content to monetize is customer base," Lidberg said, adding that he expects 2005 to be a "strong year" for Apple to set up new partnerships to bring iTunes to more devices," according to Analyst Shaw Wu of American Technology Research also said that introduction of a lower-cost iPod based on flash-technology could double Apple's opportunities in the digital player market.

by MacNN Staff




  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969


    but what of subscriptions

    ?!!? :-)

    i thought apple is gonna fail because they don't offer subscriptions?


    if they release a $499 iMac in 2 weeks, hopefully we'll see iPod success turn into Mac success.

  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iMac less than iPod photo

    It would blow my mind to see apple sell a computer for less than they're charging for the top o the line iPod photo. I have my doubts, but it would be nice...

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