According to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, sales AirPods will increase to 26-28 million in 2018. Bluetooth – Headphones will remain the most popular accessory from Apple next year.
By the end of 2017, according to Kuo, sales AirPods will be 13-14 million due to strong demand. The company is still having problems with the production of wireless headphones, which should be resolved by 2018 thanks to the transfer of a large share of production to Luxshare.
Luxshare will become a new supplier AirPods in 2018 due to the modernized production process and its increased volumes compared to Inventec.
We believe that the demand for AirPods remains high, while the delivery times on the official website Apple have decreased to 1-3 days. This is due to the modernization and increase in production of the new supplier Luxshare […] We believe that AirPods will remain one of the most popular accessories Apple in 2018, and their sales will double and next year will be 26-28 million.
When Apple presented AirPods, they were not well received due to the design and the $ 159 price tag. However, over time, buyers realized how comfortable these headphones are. Head of Apple Tim Cook noted that the combination of AirPods and Apple Music will provide a 'magical experience' for heavy users.
The release of AirPods led to other wireless headphones on the market, but none of them caught up with AirPods in quality, duration and quality of work.