iPod Vending Machine

Digital Music News: "iPods Hit Vending Machines, Mainstreaming Continues
May 9, 2005
The iPod sales story is certainly a big one, with the devices continuing to seep into mainstream life. Most recently, blogger Simon Bisson spotted an iPod vending machine in Concourse A of Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, an unexpected impulse opportunity. That points to a rapidly growing retail imprint, with stranded travelers now able to pick up an iPod while waiting for a flight. Meanwhile, sub-$150 shuffle players have been the latest rage, with Apple grabbing a 58% flash-based market share according to statistics recently published by NPD Group. According to one industry executive, end-cap shuffle placements are simply screaming 'buy me' at mega-stores like Best Buy."