Could it be that the iPod craze is coming to an end? That’s what analysts are suggesting if Apple stock prices are anything to go by: Apple’s share price took a fall of 1.75% last night because of fears that Mobile Phones with MP3 players could reduce demand for the iPod. A report from Informa Telecoms and Media recently predicted that by 2010, mobile music would be worth a whopping $11.3bn with $6.8bn of realtones (ie not polyphonic or midi) sold by the end of the decade. Many believe that this could lead to a drop in demand for the iPod, and of course other MP3 players.
Looks like Apple’s going to have to move on that iTunes phone pretty quickly.