Another chart that speaks for itself. The iPod has been quite resilient as a product line but with both the iPhone and iPad embedding an iPod, cannibalization is happening.
The iPhone is now the new volume leader among Apple’s devices.
As you said the chart speaks for itself! We will see Q4, the strongest quarter for the iPod, if iPhone passes that. Damn.
What about Mac vs. iPad?
Mac vs iPad is short enough it should be easy to visualize:
First quarter – iPad nowhere near Mac
Second quarter – whoah, ipad's pretty close to Mac
Third quarter – iPad is little bigger than Mac
(predicted) fourth quarter – iPad is almost twice as big as Mac and climbing
May you also add your forecast for the next let's 8 quarters for both Mac and iPad for interest sake.
I'm still in the market for an iPod because I've got a large music collection, but I'd expect that the iPod app is just fine for most people.
I too have a large music collection, and have solved the problem by putting it in a 160GB Classic iPod. It also back it up to the 1Gen Apple TV.
To save space in the iPad/iPhone, I copy some songs to these devices with 128 br. This option is available in iTunes. I have not noticed any loss of sound quality, but I'm not an audiophile.
I'm very curious to see what the refreshed iPod lineup does at Christmas this year. The products (in particular iPod touch) got a major facelift. Facetime could be a big selling point. However, the iPad will be able to cannibalize sales for the first time this year. Could it be enough to keep iPod below iPhone going forward?
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