Chart of the day: Apple's 2nd-fastest growing revenue streamApril 29, 2013: 9:02 AM ET
Ten years later, it's the sprawling digital mall known as the Apple iTunes Store.
FORTUNE -- Asymco's Horace Dediu contributed to the bouquet of articles celebrating the iTunes Store's 10th anniversary with a story for Billboard magazine and the bar chart above, posted with a score of eye-popping data points in Happy Birthday iTunes Store.
What struck me, looking at Apple's most recent SEC Form 10-Q, is that revenue from the iTunes Store grew faster sequentially (30%) and year over year (26%) than every other line of Apple's business except the iPad (40% and 29%, respectively).
Maybe that's one of the reasons Tim Cook talked almost as much about Apple's new services during last week's earnings call as he did about the company's hardware products.