Apple is #2

According to a recent company press release, Apple Computer's iTunes store is the top music retailer in the US, second only to Wal-Mart. However, observers say iTunes faces stiff competition from Amazon.com, with its higher-resolution and lower-priced downloads, which load automatically into iTunes. Despite iTunes' prominence and exclusivity of certain titles and artists, it is said that Amazon counts with more support from the 4 major record companies, who, with their vast catalogs, are sure to become a point of leverage for the online retailer in the very near future.