Today Steve released the news that the iTunes Store just crossed the three billion mark in tune downloads. They crossed two billion in January, and 2.5 billion at the end of April. Forrester, is that a hockey stick or are you n00bs just happy to see me?
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
There has been much discussion about which (iPod/iTunes Store) is the razor and which is the blade. Well, the iTunes Store is neither, so as far as I'm concerned the iPod can be both.
The iTunes Store is the Apple Digital Hub.
Yep, I know that the ADH was Steve's idea for the Mac being the center of our digital universe. But think about it: Now we have iPods, iPhones, Apple TVs, Macs. Lots of ways to deal with what?
It's the media that's holding everything together for Apple. And all roads lead to the iTunes Store. It's at the center, it's the glue that bonds the entire experience. And currently that sucker is raking in over five million bucks a day, and growing.
So forget about the razor and the blade. It's old news. Apple has moved on to power shavers, and the iTunes Store is the power.