Downloads grew 1000% on Christmas Day, surpassing the iPhone's for the first time
Judging from data scheduled for release Monday morning by Flurry Analytics, Apple's (AAPL) iPod touch was one of the hot gifts this holiday season.
"It appears that an influx of new iPod Touch devices has flooded the market over Christmas," Flurry reports, "and that users of the handset, primarily pre-teen and teen audiences, are voracious downloaders."
In the chart above, iPhone MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 28, 2009 7:04 AM ET
Some computer wishes seem to have come true this holiday season
Last time we looked -- on the eve of Cyber Monday -- there was a conspicuous discrepancy in Amazon's (AMZN) computer department between the "Most Wished For" and "Most Gifted" machines. Customers may have been hoping for Apples (AAPL), but it looked like they were getting Toshibas, Acers and Hewlett Packards (HPQ) instead.
One month later, on Christmas morning, that discrepancy MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 25, 2009 7:02 AM ET
Curious about iTunes LPs? For the price of some dreadful music, you can get one free.
It's hard to imagine Steve Jobs choosing the tracks that appear on the "Holiday Sampler" Apple (AAPL) released this week, just in time for Christmas.
Barry Manilow singing "Jingle Bells"? "The Twelve Days of Christmas" done as an instrumental by the Mexicani Marimba Band?
This is the kind of music that makes you want to turn off MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 11, 2009 7:33 AM ET
But some people may not be getting the computers they hoped for this holiday season
On the eve of Cyber Monday, Apple (AAPL) Macs held the top three spots on Amazon's (AMZN) "Most Wished For" laptop list, as well as the top four spots on the desktop computer wish list.
But wishes are not horses -- or premium-priced Macs -- and judging from Amazon's "Most Gifted" lists, some of those Christmas wishes MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 29, 2009 6:59 AM ET
Did Apple's (AAPL) unrelenting advertising campaign for the iPod touch as a game machine ("The funnest iPod ever") pay off this holiday season?
Indirect data from two Web-based sources suggest it did -- big time.
Net Applications (a Web metrics firm), and AdMob (a mobile Web ad network) both produced graphs last week with sharp Christmas day spikes of the kind you usually see only from runaway hits.
"iPod Touch requests on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 10, 2009 11:44 AM ET
Look what Santa left under Amazon.com's tree this Christmas morning:
7 Acer netbooks
7 Apple MacBooks
4 Asus netbooks
2 Samsung netbooks
2 MSI netbooks
1 OLPC (One laptop per child) XO laptop
1 Lenova Ideapad laptop
1 Toshiba Satellite laptop
Can you spot the ringer on Amazon's 2008 Christmas-day list of 25 bestselling notebook computers?
You guessed it. It's those seven premium-priced Apple (AAPL) MacBooks in a shopping cart dominated by stripped-down netbooks, heavily discounted Windows notebooks and a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 25, 2008 8:49 AM ET
In a holiday shopping season that got off to a better start than expected, Apple (AAPL) products sold particularly well -- although not as well as last year, judging from sales at Amazon, America's largest online retailer.
The iPod Touch was Amazon's No. 1 best-selling electronics item Black Friday morning. By Sunday, however, it had dropped to No. 4 after the Kindle reader, a Canon (CAJ) Powershot camera and a Garmin MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 30, 2008 11:38 AM ET
Apple (AAPL) by all accounts had a terrific holiday season. The Apple Stores were packed, and Macs, iPods and iPhones were shipping in record numbers. On Christmas day alone, Steve Jobs announced at Macworld last week, the company sold 20 million songs.
Then the market tanked, and Apple's shares, having more than doubled in 2007, went into free fall. As the Dow dropped 10 percent, Apple dropped more than 20 percent, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 20, 2008 10:26 AM ET
Reflecting strong holiday sales of both MacBooks and iPhones, Apple's (AAPL) market share grew sharply in December, as measured by a Net Applications survey released today.
The Mac hit a record 7.3% share, up from 6.8% last month. The iPhone also hit a new record, .12%, up from .09% in November. That suggests that better than 1 out of every 1,000 people on the Internet are browsing the Web using an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 1, 2008 11:40 AM ET
Despite fierce competition from machines with more than twice the memory and price points hundreds of dollars lower, Apple's (AAPL) white 120 GB MacBook has captured the top spot on Amazon's (AMZN) list of bestselling computers this Christmas eve.
Helped along by rebates ranging from $75 to $150, three Apple-brand notebooks are on the top 10 list this morning. The other bestsellers are the 80 GB MacBook (No. 7) and the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 24, 2007 5:31 AM ET
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