“Apple Computer may have met an internally kept goal of selling one million iPod shuffles a month during the first fiscal quarter in which the flash-based digital music player was widely available,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider. “Out of the nearly 6.2 million iPods the company shipped during its third fiscal quarter of 2005, about 3 million were likely iPod shuffles, according to research by American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu.”
“If accurate, it’s believed Apple would have met an internal goal it set for sales of the flash player in the latter months of 2004, just before it was announced,” Jade reports.
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