Kuo: AirPods 2 With Wi-fi Charging Characteristic To Launch In 1Q 2019, Even Larger Change In The Following Yr Apple analyst Ming-Chi is out with the newest analysis report on AirPods, which has given hope to customers who awaits the second-generation AirPods wi-fi headphone. Kuo says that AirPods is the quickest rising Apple merchandise, and expects the the expansion in shipments in 2018 and 2019 shall be about 80% and 90%, respectively, whereas the annual shipments are anticipated to achieve 100 million items by 2021.
Kuo believes that Apple will launch an upgraded model that helps wi-fi charging within the first quarter of subsequent 12 months, and even predicts that it’ll see a giant change on the identical time within the following 12 months: he claims that the brand new design model will drive the alternative wants, and to be extremely built-in with iOS and Mac merchandise for extra progressive person expertise.
The analyst estimated that shipments will develop strongly in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, from 26 to 28 million, 50 to 55 million, 70 to 80 million and 1 million to 110 million. respectively. All in all, AirPods is arguably the most well-liked accent in Apple’s historical past and the product that has the strongest progress momentum in Apple merchandise due to the massive iPhone person base.
“Greater than 1 billion iPhone customers worldwide provide an enormous potential progress alternative for AirPods. We imagine that even older iPhone customers usually tend to buy AirPods than to improve to the brand new iPhone. Not less than 5% of iPhone customers presently owns AirPods, so AirPods nonetheless has loads of room to develop,” says Ming-Chi Kuo, the usually dependable Apple analyst.