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According to MacMinute, Steve Jobs will be hosting a conference call on Wednesday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

The call marks the one year anniversary of the iTunes Music Store:

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will update media and industry analysts on the iTunes Music Store one year after its launch
 

ifjake

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Jan 19, 2004
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the music store is a pioneering business model for digital music. i think Jobs is right to handle this one.
 

AmigoMac

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Just wait until WWDC...

No pod this time, no PowerPod, no AVPod, VideoPod, whateverPod... Just wait!

They will be happy to say they got around 95 M and they can say they reached the goal while they hold over 75% market... some more bla bla bla.. and we will be here in 1 week against each other because of the success of iTMS... :rolleyes:

Keep going up apple! ... We love & hate you! ... like most football teams... :p
 

Dippo

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Sep 27, 2003
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Don't panic said:
so we'll finally know how many tunes they sold
any guess (including pepsi)?
I'll go first: 87 millions


I am going to guess 72 million.

I am sure the number will announced on the 28th, and nothing else.
 

stoid

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All the media say that itms is a failure cause they did not reach 100 million songs, anything to make Apple look like is going down in flames... :D

It's no fun to read an article about a company have amazing success. It makes you feel like a failure. If you write about a company's shortcomings, regardless of how off-base you are, it makes the reader feel ok with their own shortcomings. It humanizes the company.
 

JediL1

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Apr 12, 2003
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Buy Songs

Still a day and a half left, we should try to buy the songs now that we've been putting off. Hopefully, the numbers won't be much lower than 100 million.
 

howard

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Nov 18, 2002
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wow that really snuck up on me, i knew there was going to be something coming up...

i can't believe its been a year already
 

Wash!!

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here, there, who knows
True but

stoid said:
It's no fun to read an article about a company have amazing success. It makes you feel like a failure. If you write about a company's shortcomings, regardless of how off-base you are, it makes the reader feel ok with their own shortcomings. It humanizes the company.

I'm the type the person that looks a the glass half full all the time no matter what the situation is, it just bothers me to see so many complaints, maybe is because I was born in a country where you have to make do the best with what you have and waist nothing...
 

pkradd

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Pre-conference call new hardware?

There could be a iPod 4th Gen announced on Tuesday, the day before the conference call. Check Apple Store website!
 

eSnow

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pkradd said:
There could be a iPod 4th Gen announced on Tuesday, the day before the conference call. Check Apple Store website!

I doubt it. I don't see a new iPod until HP has sold a lot of rebranded ones. It's a contract they will want to fulfill in a way that does not anger HP.
 

halse

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Apr 14, 2004
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iPod mini

the most interesting number (to me) will be the number of iPod minis sold (probably well above 200,000)
 

fpnc

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Price increases coming?

I wonder if Steve will be "smoothing the waters" for possible price increases. I suspect that Apple had a one to two year contract with the major music labels and with all of the recent talk about music download price increases I can only assume that the days of 99 cent downloads will probably end within the next year. Unfortunately, I think price increases are probably inevitable. I'd say that they will likely end up at something like $1.50 to $2.00 per song with a discount for an entire album. One certain way to kill this entire industry is for the music labels to price downloads at over $2 per song. I suspect that some in the music industry are already thinking that they'll be able to do that and in fact some reports suggest prices as high as $2.50.

As for the total Music Store download number, I'd guess 79 million.
 
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