The iPod is likely to be the MP3 player of choice for the majority. According to a survey by market analysis firm TNS, 25% of children aged 8 to 14 want an iPod for Christmas. Just 9% of parents are prepared to fork out for one however.
The FT reports that some analysts forecast that consumers will snap up as many as 4m iPods this holiday season. “That would be a staggering haul considering that it took Apple about three years to sell its first 5.7m iPods”, writes reporter Scott Morrison.” [Via MacWorld UK]
All I want for Christmas is an iPod?
Just imagine. 8 year-olds running around with iPods? What would they put on them? Barney MP3s?
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.