“It’s been 12 months since “hell froze over” at Apple Computer.”
A year ago this week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the company’s plans to sell tunes to Windows users. And while the company hasn’t magically converted them all to the Mac view of the world, it has made a pretty nice business for itself.
In that time, Apple has sold tens of millions of songs and more than doubled the number of iPods it is selling. The Mac maker won’t say how many of its songs or players are going to Windows users, but it’s reasonable to think it’s a pretty good chunk, given the relative prevalence of PCs (90-plus percent of the market, while Mac holds less than 5 percent).
The MethodShop Spin: With Apple’s stock shares doubling where they were from last year, and the iPod continuing to bash any other player and music service that attempts to over-throw the “cool-of-cool” personal music players, its no wonder people are beginning to notice Apple yet once again.