In an interesting interview with The Guardian, Apple Europe head Pascal Cagni revealed that iPod sales are still going up in Europe:
“We are always worried about a fall. In Europe we don’t yet have a fall. We believe we need to carry the message out there much better. In Europe we have growth while the rest of the market is falling… Having said that, we are worried, because we don’t want a fall. We believe it is not doing justice to the [iPod] nano, where for £115 you’ve got 8GB plus the camera… We renewed the category.”
Given that overall, iPod sales worldwide were down this quarter, that represents some good work by the Apple Europe guys.