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Apple's iRadio Looms at WWDC, Cue Pandora's Swan Song

Stocks in this article: AAPL SNE P

Apple, on the other hand, has no problems with monetization. And when applying the $4.42 that Pandora generates per user toward Apple's 500 million users, this amounts to $2.2 billion dollars. It seems aggressive, yes. But even if Apple were to reach 40% penetration, which is realistic within a year, it would still amount to just under $1 billion per year in revenue.


So for those who expect another mediocre product in iRadio and its revenue potential, it's time for you to lower your volume or change your frequency altogether. Save your energy. You'll likely need it to sing Pandora's eulogy.

At the time of publication the author was long AAPL.

This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Richard Saintvilus is a private investor with an information technology and engineering background and the founder and producer of the investor Web site Saint's Sense. He has been investing and trading for over 15 years. He employs conservative strategies in assessing equities and appraising value while minimizing downside risk. His decisions are based in part on management, growth prospects, return on equity and price-to-earnings as well as macroeconomic factors. He is an investor who seeks opportunities whether on the long or short side and believes in changing positions as information changes.
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