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Apple's iPod business collapses as revenue becomes a rounding error

Gregg Keizer | Jan. 29, 2014
Accounted for just 2 percent of Apple's record revenue for Q4 2013, but analysts don't see Apple killing off the music player

Two years before that, the iPod accounted for 51% of all Apple's revenue.

Apple doesn't see the iPod returning to those glory days.

"We would expect [iPod sales] to continue to decline year-over-year in the March quarter," said CFO Peter Oppenheimer yesterday.

Apple earnings chart
Apple's declining iPod business generated just 2% of the company's total revenue last quarter, a far cry from the powerhouse iPhone, which produced a near-record 56%. (Data: Apple.)

 

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