updated 08:45 am EDT, Wed April 13, 2005
iPod dominates in February
Apple's iPod continues to , according to TheStreet. In February, Apple's iPod accounted for nearly 90 percent of hard-drve based players sold in the US retail market, according to NPD Group. The same research group also said that the company's flash-based offering, the iPod shuffle, dominated the market with 45 percent of all unit sales in February in the US retail market. "They had a strong February," says Stephen Baker, a hardware analyst with NPD Group. "I expect them to have a pretty strong March, too." The research firm has not yet released its March data. The report says that the "halo effect" will continue to drive Mac sales--especially with the release of the Mac mini and the release of Mac OS X Tiger yesterday: "Bumping up market share by just 1 percentage point or so could add billions to the company's revenue -- and likely millions to the bottom line."