Apple sold 8.5 million iPods in the most recent quarter, a 69-percent increase over last year. iPod sales accounted for $1.7 billion of Apple’s $4.36 billion revenues. The iTunes Store and iPod-related accessories accounted for $485 million, up 125 percent over last year. Combined, iTunes and iPod products account for more than half of Apple’s revenues with $2.199 billion. This is more thank the $1.7 billion Apple brings in from sales of it's computer hardware. Apple’s earnings rose by 41 percent to $410 million, on revenue of $4.36 billion from $290 million, on revenue of $3.24 billion the previous year.
Maybe John Dvorak is right and they should open source OS X. I know the folks at MS think Apple's move to Intel hardware means Apple is going to defocus themselves from the OS X product. I don't know about that...perhaps wishful thinking by my old friends in Redmond.