Shipments Of Apple AirPods To Almost Double In 2018

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Shipments Of Apple AirPods To Almost Double In 2018

One of the much discussed accessory for wireless earphone by the firm since 2016, Apple AirPods, will witness a chief boost in the shipment next year. The company is expected to see 2x increment in the shipment figure with a guess of 26–28 Million units, if we are to consider the words from Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI analysts. In a newest note of investors, Kuo claims that the AirPods by Apple may have witnessed a shipment of 13–14 Million units in 2017.

Shipments Of Apple AirPods To Almost Double In 2018

“We think requirement for AirPods has been sturdy, and note that the product’s shipping time on official shopping site of Apple has reduced to 1–3 Days, majorly thanks to an increased capacity and enhanced assembly process from the new assembler, Luxshare. We anticipate AirPods to stay one of the most admired accessories of Apple in 2018, with exports expected to elevate 100{9c13ba893f3703c58d1bbcbff2f97ff18cf629c78a707ad6d26f50de14f9545a} to 26–28 Million units in 2018 as compared to last year,” he claimed in the quote.

Also cited is that Luxshare, a Chinese company, might turn out to be the main assembler in 2018 for AirPods. It might have a huge order allocation in comparison to Inventec, the accessory supplier.

As per the results of the past quarter, Apple did not reveal the shipment figure of its AirPods but did unveil that its revenue for “Other Products” category increased up by 36{9c13ba893f3703c58d1bbcbff2f97ff18cf629c78a707ad6d26f50de14f9545a} in comparison to last year. For those who are not aware, Apple keeps its AirPods below the category of “Other Products” in addition to the Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPods, Beats, and more.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, in previous earnings call claimed that he was delighted with the growth of AirPods. “The mixture of music streaming on AirPods and Apple Music is truthfully a magical experience for users on the go,” Cook claimed to the media.

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