Original article by Nina Ulloa Thursday, April 24, 2014 http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/04/24/itunes800m
Here’s some good news for Apple…
In the latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook announced
that Apple has nearly 800 million iTunes accounts. In June of
2013, iTunes had about 575 million accounts. That’s a growth rate of
roughly 40 percent in one year on a very mature product.
However, iTunes doesn’t let users merge old accounts with current ones. Cook
didn’t say how many of these accounts are actually active.
Tim Cook did point out that most of these
800 million accounts have credit card information attached, which is
both impressive and frightening.
After the call, Apple stock elevated more than 8
percent in after-hours trading.
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