Analyst Sees iPod Shipments Declining
For the first time since the iPod was released nearly seven years ago, Apple is looking at a year-to-year decline in sales of iPods. That’s according to an analyst with Piper Jaffray quoted by AppleInsider.com.
Analyst Gene Munster, in a note to clients, based his conclusion on January NPD Group data, and found that in the quarter ending in March, Apple will have shipped between 9.5 million and 10.3 million units of the device. This would represent a decline from the same period the year before, when it moved 10.54 million units.
Munster cautioned that the projected decline was based on one month of data, and that he will revisit the numbers once February’s are available.