2018 looks like it’ll be a successful year in the books for Apple, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple is said to release an upgraded Apple Airpods version sometime next year.
2018 to See Upgraded Apple Airpods
In a research excerpt obtained by MacRumors, Kuo predicts 2018 to see upgraded Apple Airpods. “We forecast the ASP of RFPCB for upgraded AirPods in 2H18 may increase, further benefiting business momentum of Unitech and Compeq,” Kuo reports.
Airpods are projected to feature a “smaller quartz component.” That’s all the tea on that subject for now except for the already released info on Apple Airpods to receive a new charging case that will be compatible with the Apple’s new wireless charging mat.
Kuo’s memo also reports the demand for Apple Airpods have increased tremendously, with the Cupertino-based company floundering to fulfill orders. I mean, we all remember last year when they could barely fulfill their first fulfillment of Airpods to initial buyers. But, that was a good move on Apple’s part in delivering a stellar, but delayed product rather than provide consumers with punctual garbage. That delay also increased anticipation. So, win-win I guess.
Anyway, back to the point. Kuo writes, “Media reports over the past few days on brisk AirPods demand and Apple struggling to keep up with holiday season demand align with our findings and positive predictions on AirPods in several previous reports.”
Accordingly, Apple has plans to increase its shipment. as Kuo’s research aniticpates a 100 percent growth increase. In numerical values, Apple is looking to supply between 26 million units to 28 million units next year. If you do the math, Kuo is also letting on that Apple sold about 13 to 14 million in 2017. Wow!
P.S. Apple Airpods are currently out of stock until January 2018. Hopefully, prospective buyers won’t have to fight tooth and nail to snag a pair.