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iTunes conquers ground. To signal the strong pull on the market of the digital media shop of Cupertino Web Site Optimization, a company specialized in Internet traffic analysis.
A graph with some brief explanations provides the numbers needed to understand the solidity of the trend. iTunes had a 47.5% growth rate in February compared to the same period last year. The success of the Apple juke box is even more evident when compared to other similar products. RealPlayer grew by 9.1%. QuickTime (classified as streaming media) of 8.7%; Windows Media Player has grown its audience by just 2% with a rather evident slowdown on the trend it has had in the past.
In any case, despite the slowdown, the Microsoft multimedia player is still the leader with more than 72 million unique users and iTunes with around 27,400,000 users placed in third place. In front of it, iTunes has RealPlayer, towards which it has almost eliminated the gap by doubling its user base compared to November 2005.
According to the authors of the research, Apple should surpass RealPlayer by spring.