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Why iTunes, apps and services may be key to Apple's future
Why iTunes, apps and services may be key to Apple's future

Despite its ecosystem of products, Apple's business relies heavily on the sales of iPhones. In the third quarter results reported on Tuesday, iPhone sales were 52.7% of revenue. But what's the second most important business? That's harder to answer, and it may shift in the coming quarters thanks to the category Apple calls "iTunes/Software/Services."   Right now that category is fourth, behind iPads and Mac. But not by much. The company reported revenue of $5.889 billion from iPads and $5.54 billion from Macs.  The iTunes, etc. category brought in $4.485 billion, up 12% from a year ago, and is coming on strong. "For the first nine months of...

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