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How the sales of Apple iPods affected the rising sales of Apple PCs

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
kitty asked:

Deciphering the iPod effect. In the early 21st century Apple PCs were not faring well worldwide. During the first two quarters of iPod sales—in 2002—Apple’s PC sales made up approximately 2.23% of all PC sales worldwide. In  2003, Apple’s PC sales fell down below 2 percent for the first time in early 2000. On the other hand, something curious started to occur two years after iPods where first promoted on the global market. In 2004, Apple’s PC sales began to pick up—at least in the US in the regions that wholesale iPods appeared to be popular. Until 2005, 3 years after the promotion of the iPod, sales of Apple PCs almost doubled to 4% of all PC sales in the US.

Some speculate that the increase in Apple PC sales is in part due to the popularity of iPods; that a part of those who bought iPods where then turned onto the idea of having an Apple PC. However, during early 2000, buyers of PC sales rose, irrespective of PC sales. Was the iPod effect truly caused by turning PC loyalists onto Apple PCs or were Apple PC sales surging as a result of the strong performance of all computer sales?

Some argue that for many PC owners, purchasing an iPod constituted their first experience in to the world of Steve Jobs. Most studies conducted which tried to testify this fact did in fact find a correlation between first time iPod owners put up their interest in Apple products. One inquisition showed that iPod possessors with Windows PCs were over three times as likely to purchase a Mac.

In fact, after its introduction a little over five years ago, the iPod still controls the MP3/MP4 player market. Not only has Apple reinvented itself with the iPod, the domination of iTunes software, both for PC and Mac users, as a media player and music as well as multi-media purchasing and downloading software. In the first half of 2007, over 50 percent of Apple’s total revenue came from iPod sales and iTunes music downloads. Along with music videos and Podcasts, iTunes is changing the way that music is purchased as well as consumed—meanwhile, having a intensive effect on the music industry. By April 2007, it was already obvious that iPods where the best selling music player in the entire history of MP3 players as Steve Jobs.

4 channels of adding music to iTunes for iPod and iPhone

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
likeachamp asked:

The following article focuses on different channels of listening to music on iPod and iPhone. To enjoy music on iPod and iPhone, you first need to get the music in iPod/iPhone format onto iTunes library and then sync the music to your iPod/iPhone.

Channel 1. Buy music from iTunes Store for iPod/iPhone

To find and buy music from the iTunes Store, just click on the “iTunes Store” link under “Store” in the left column of iTunes. Once in, you’re greeted with the iTunes Store interface, with links on the left-hand side that take you to Music, Movies, TV Shows, Music Videos, Audiobooks, and Podcasts. After you’ve chosen a song or album to buy, just click on the “Buy Song” or “Buy Album” button for that selection.

Channel 2. Import your CDs into iTunes for iPod/iPhone

If you own a few CDs, you can import them into iTunes for your iPod/iPhone. Since you’ve already spent money on this music, there’s no reason why you should have to buy it all over again just to get the songs into iTunes. Apple made it simple to rip a CD to your library.

By default, iTunes rips songs to AAC format, and although AAC is a very high-quality format, it isn’t as widely-supported as the ubiquitous MP3 format, which enjoys support from virtually every digital music player known to man, including iPod and iPhone. To ensure greater portability of your music (and prevent you from feeling locked into one product just because you’ve ripped all your music in one format), I suggest ripping your CDs as MP3s. To do so, go to Edit -> Preferences. In the General tab, click the Import Settings… button. In the pop up dialog window of Import Settings, select MP3 Encoder from the Import Using dropdown menu and Higher Quality (192 kbps) from the Setting dropdown.


There are many other subscription music services you may already be subscribed to, like Rhapsody, Napster, and Zune Marketplace, which let you buy or rent tracks. But the songs that come from these stores use a Digital Rights Management (DRM) scheme that is incompatible with iTunes and the iPod/iPhone. In other words, these songs are protected from being played in software and hardware music players that don’t support their particular standard (just like non-iPod music players can’t play most music from the iTunes Music Store). There is software tool called TuneClone Audio Converter that claims to be able to remove DRM from Rhapsody, Napster and Zune Marketplace and convert the DRM protected music to MP3, WAV and unprotected WMA with a virtual CD drive. So if you want to transfer your Rhapsody/Napster/Zune music to iTunes for your iPod/iPhone, you mnay download this piece of software to help you get the music DRM removed and converted to MP3 for a try.

However, the online digital music store eMusic sells DRM-free MP3s, and there are many websites where you can download free and legal MP3s that don’t contain DRM and can be imported into the iPhone easily.

Channel 3. Import MP3s into iTunes for iPod/iPhone

Once you’ve downloaded MP3s onto your computer, it’s easy to import them into iTunes. First make a new playlist by going to the “File” menu and clicking “New Playlist” and naming it anything you like. Select that playlist in iTunes, then drag your MP3s from your hard drive into the right-hand pane. iTunes will start importing your music and populating the playlist with songs. After it’s done, you’re free to play back the songs or sync them to your iPod/iPhone just like all the rest of your library.

Channel 4. Import WMAs into iTunes for iPod/iPhone

Importing unprotected WMA files is just like importing MP3 files, but requires one additional step. With WMA files, iTunes will actually transcode the songs and change the format from WMA to whatever default audio encoder you’ve set in the iTunes Preferences. It’s not necessary to know the difference between WMAs, MP3s, and AACs, but you should know that when you import WMAs, your original files are untouched and a new file is created.

Note: For importing DRM protected WMA files into iTunes, you will need to remove the DRM first. I’ve found TuneClone Audio Converter can also be used to convert DRM protected WMA to MP3. There’s a tutorial on its website that details how to convert protected WMA to MP3 for iPod. I’ve followed it step by step to have a try. It worked great as a whole except that it didn’t preserve the music metadata very well though the tutorial offered a reluctant solution.

Itunes- a Flagship Apple Digital Product

Saturday, June 6th, 2009
Harry Johnson asked:

iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application, launched by Apple Computer , for playing and organizing digital music and video files. Of course, iTunes is in

a different league from Mail. You could almost argue that it is Apple’s single most important piece of software after OS X, its flagship digital product.

iTunes is the easiest way to organize, share and listen to music on your computer. Find new favorites. Manage your growing library. Enjoy the best friend an iPod

ever had.

Importing your existing music is merely a matter of inserting a CD, while the iTunes Music Store offers something for everyone. Buy songs and albums by your

favorite musicians. Download exclusive tracks — from artists such as Eminem and Franz Ferdinand — you won’t find anywhere else. Or jumpstart your digital music

collection with iTunes Essentials organized by mood, artist or theme.

iTunes is the software hub that makes the iPod such a successful device. And since it was made available for Windows

as well as Mac OS X, iTunes has become the first piece of Apple software many people ever see. As such, it acts as a representative, a means for Apple to show off

its wares to potential new customers.

What’s more, iTunes does so many things. From its beginnings as a humble audio player, iTunes has now become a central point for downloading and enjoying all

manner of multimedia content. Podcasts, music videos, online radio, TV shows, and audio books have all got a place in the iTunes Sources bar.

iTunes is also a store. For many people, the iTunes Music Store is the first thing they try out when using iTunes for the first time

Automated Option: If you’re someone who likes to sleep in the same room as your Mac, then it makes sense to use it as a sophisticated alarm clock. Better yet, fix it

so that iTunes wakes you up with your favorite songs each morning. AlarmThingy should do the trick.

In OS X, iTunes comes with a decent stack of Automator actions (including several designed for use with iPods) you might like to play around with.

Explore Your Music: One of my favorite add-ons for iTunes is Clutter, a free, open source app that lets you look at your music collection the old-fashioned way: by

seeing the sleeves. Clutter gives you the chance to put music CDs anywhere you like on your Desktop. You can drag them into whatever patterns or piles you like.

To play an album, double-click the sleeve. It’s nice.

Sharing: You probably know that libraries and play lists within iTunes can be shared over a network. Anyone else on the network can listen to the music directly from

your Mac. With hardware extras like Airport Express, you can use AirTunes to distribute shared music to audio-video devices too. It’s all very simple to set up.

It is always your one-stop music shop , the iTunes Music Store now features music videos and TV shows to buy and own

forever. So while you browse more than 3 million songs, 35,000 podcasts and more than 16,000 audiobooks, you can also preview and download that classic ’80s

video or the latest episode of “The Office.”

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