March 16, 2005

Flash-based MP3 Players Will Sell More Compared to Hard-Drive-based Until 2009

The Register is reporting that Apple made a very good decision to enter the flash-based MP3 player market with the iPod shuffle: In 2004, some 27m Flash players shipped, almost three times more than the 9.8m HDD-based units released into the marketplace. But, Apple also made a very very good decision by entering the hard-drive-based MP3 player market: Come 2009, however, the proportions will have fallen closer to parity: 75.8m Flash players to 56.2m HDD-based units. Also, the profit made on hard-drive-based MP3 players is much higher then on little flash-based things.


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