Apple shook up the music industry with the introduction of the iPod in 2001 and the iTunes store in 2003. But the days of the download may be numbered.
Digital music downloads fell for the first time in 2013, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with sales on individual tracks dropping nearly 6%, to 1.26 billion, while digital album sales were flat. In contrast, music streaming, which generates much less revenue, is on the rise.
Apple is fighting to stay relevant in the climate: In August it completed a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, which offers a music-streaming service.
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