“The iPod put Apple back on track. Now some are wondering if anything can stop this train. With the all-important holiday season fast approaching, the company has built up a lot of momentum. Its iPod line has simply run over the competition in the digital music player market; not only are sales growing, but its share of the market has expanded this year,” Troy Wolverton writes for TheStreet.com.
“Last week, the company took steps to maintain its lead, rolling out a new, ultra-slim digital music player and, with Motorola and Cingular, the first phone that will include its iTunes software. To some investors and analysts, the company’s digital music efforts are starting to look unstoppable. Reflecting this, Apple’s stock closed at an all-time high Monday at $51.40,” Wolverton writes. “‘There’s no doubt in our mind that Apple is still the most powerful vendor’ of digital music players, says Shaw Wu, who covers the company for American Technology Research.”
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