Jun 232007
 

So you want to be on the bleeding edge of technology and you’re willing put up the big bucks to prove it? Well our favorite monopoly is at it again.

Even though AT&T isn’t subsidizing the iPhone’s hefty price — $499 to $599, depending on the storage capacity a customer chooses — the company will charge a $175 termination fee for iPhone users who want to break their two-year contracts. link…

So the dilemma now is how do you battle against corporate greed and still get your new toy. My guess is, forget everything and buy iPhone’s like they are going out of style and damm the moral dilemma…

iTunes now the 3rd largest music retailer in the US (Apple)

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Jun 232007
 

According to the NPD Group MusicWatch report for the first quarter of 2007, Apple’s online music store iTunes is now the third biggest music retailer in the U.S. What should surprise most people though, is that this report is not only limited to online sales but to physical distribution as well. Surpassing iTunes is Walmart at first place, which is holding a whopping 15.8 share of the music market, and Best Buy at 13.8 picking up second place. iTunes currently holds a 9.8 share of music purchases at third place with Amazon .com trailing at fourth (6.7 ) and Target at fifth (6.6 ). What makes this rather odd is the fact that 86.2 of the quarter’s music sales were in CD format as compared to a 13.8 share in downloadable format. With iTunes only selling downloadable content , it’s amazing that it reached the third place spot last January. Does this mean bigger and better things for iTunes in the future? We’ll have to wait and see.