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Apple's iTunes business is bigger than Yahoo!, Netflix and Facebook combined

Apple's iTunes business is bigger than Yahoo!, Netflix and Facebook combined | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Apple's iTunes business exceeded $4 billion revenue last quarter. Horace Dediu broke down where all the sales are coming from on his site, Asymco. As you can see, it's mostly a mix of content and app sales.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

and enjoying a steady 25% + quarterly growth despite competition heating up

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CHART OF THE DAY: The Curious Case Of Apple's Flattening iTunes Revenue

CHART OF THE DAY: The Curious Case Of Apple's Flattening iTunes Revenue | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

"Apple, if it were just a media company, would be pretty fearsome. Its iTunes business is on pace to do $8 billion in annual revenues.

 

But, fund manager Eric Jackson at Forbes noted something interesting about iTunes this quarter. It was flat on a sequential basis, despite the fact that Apple added 75 million new iOS devices. iTunes revenue was $2.1 billion.

 

Over the last four quarters iTunes revenue is basically flat going from $1.9 billion to $2.1 billion. Meanwhile, iOS devices have gone from 365 million to 529 million, a significant jump. Pulling further back, as we did in this chart, over the last 11 quarters, iOS devices are up 5.3X, while iTunes is only up 2X."

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Bizarre, bizarre...

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iTunes’ Windows Problem

iTunes’ Windows Problem | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

"iTunes has turned into an operating system — kludgier and uglier than many — a role it was never meant to fill."

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"Other" content slowly eating up a significant chunk of iDevices available storage on iTunes

"Other" content slowly eating up a significant chunk of iDevices available storage on iTunes | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Several iDevices users have reported a steady yet significant inflation of device storage memory taken by "Other" content than Music, Photos, Videos, Apps, Books...

 

Nobody seems to have a clue of what this "other" space is used for, nor how to bring it down to zero. Documented tricks like shutting down the iPhone, or performing a Save / Restore from iTunes won't let it go, at least on some iDevices including my iPhone and iPad.

 

More intriguing, such space seems to be growing at each iTunes sync. On the above image you'll see a situation where "Other" now eats almost 1/3 rd of my total available space.

 

What about you ?

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Please check your iTunes config and let me know how much "other" space is taken on your iDevices

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iTunes Is A Bigger Business Now Than Apple Was In 2004

iTunes Is A Bigger Business Now Than Apple Was In 2004 | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

"Analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco has crunched the numbers on the iTunes Store—which now includes the original music service as well as the App Store and iBookstore. He concludes that it's a $12-billion-a-year business for Apple and the app developers, music labels, and TV and movie studios who sell through it.

 

Consider this: In its 2004 fiscal year, Apple pulled in a total of $8 billion in revenues."

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

$12 Bn a year

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Larry's comment, January 11, 2013 1:57 PM
the total growth of Apple between 2004 and 2012 is astonishing ...