As Apple has set the Q4 earning call for today and currently making a lot of buzz around the web with their selling stats of the products, along with numerous achievements Apple has announced that they have seen quite decline in the sales of iPod since 2005. In addition to it they have announced that they have only sold 6.62 million iPods in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The earnings report mentions the 27% decline per year in the sales of iPod, while they have announced that iPod still ranked as the top music player in numerous countries and still getting fair amount of sales from all over the world. The last time Apple sold so few iPods was in the third quarter of 2005, when it sold 6.16 million. Quarterly iPod sales peaked in the first quarter of 2009 at 22.7 million.
In the start of this year, we have heard couple of times from the sources that Apple might discontinue their iPod series and continuo working on the new inventions and upgraded models of the iPad and iPhone. While with all of this Apple has announced many amazing stats of the App Store earning, Apple has posted 3 billion downloads from the App Store.