Napster & Apple spar over digital music downloads

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: Napster & Apple spar over digital music downloads

    How is it inaccurate? Apple's 1.5 million vs. Napster's 300 thousand is outselling five-to-one. It's not inaccurate, it's simple arithmetic.

    How is it misleading? Apple sold more in a "typical" week than Napster did in its much-hyped debut. It's not misleading, it's informative.

    Bottom line: Napster did amazingly well for a latecomer to the online music sales business. They're definitely in the game. But Apple hasn't lost its edge.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2003
    A Higher Level
    How can apple claim to have %80 of the market, when the others haven't been included in the report? Something isnt right here.
  4. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    You see this was based on another survey that they:
    a) didn't give credit to
    b) don't link to...

    It is accurate I will say.

    1 Week of downloading will not throw off the market share.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Oct 24, 2003
    Apple didn't say that but sound scan did.

    Napster is basing it on soundscan 800+k sold through iTunes but it doesn't count albums or audio books. I believe this is where Apple got it's 1.5 million tracks sold.

    Napster only has said it got 300,000 tracks sold it did not come from Napster could be playing a mis-information game.

    I would like to know how Napster makes money off a service that makes no money?? Also Napster and Apple both will take hits with new online services coming out from all sides. This means Apples 1.5 million could shrink to around a million and Napsters could shrink to 200,000 or less.

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