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Technology AirPods are such a hit for Apple that they’re about to surpass peak iPod sales

01:30  13 december  2019
01:30  13 december  2019 Source:   bgr.com

AirPods Pro with new colors and new features to launch this year

  AirPods Pro with new colors and new features to launch this year A new report from the Economic Daily News has provided us with some new and interesting details regarding Apple's next-gen AirPods. Though we're not even a year removed from Apple rolling out its second-gen AirPods, we've already seen a number of credible sources pointing towards Apple introducing a Pro version of its popular wireless earbuds sometime in the next few weeks. Per the report, Apple's AirPods Pro will come in an assortment of new colors.

AirPods deliver effortless, all-day audio. AirPods Pro feature Active Noise Cancellation. Both include free engraving. Find the right ones for you. AirPods deliver effortless, all-day audio on the go. And AirPods Pro bring Active Noise Cancellation to an in-ear headphone — with a customizable fit.

“ They ’ re so common that wearing them is not even a flex at this point. Literally everyone is LA has a pair.” The disposability of AirPods mirrors the fact that The company fundamentally changed music distribution with the creation of the iPod and the digital music marketplace iTunes, which fueled the

Everyone is constantly on the lookout for discounts like the one we told you about yesterday, regarding Amazon’s price cut yet again on Apple’s massively successful AirPods Pro and AirPods 2. All of Apple’s AirPods models got deeper discounts at Amazon during Black Friday and Cyber Monday than at any other retailer — and consequently sold out in a flash. As of the time of this writing, the AirPods Pro are still listed as “temporarily sold out” on Amazon, but you can still grab them for the Black Friday price of $234.98 (cheaper than pretty much everywhere else) and Amazon will ship them to you when they can.

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This is the latest evidence of how AirPods have been selling like hotcakes for Apple — so much so that the product is about to notch a major milestone. According to a new analyst report today, the wireless earbuds are about to surpass peak sales of the iPod, which is a major achievement when you stop and think about how closely associated with the Apple brand the iPod once was.

An AirPods Pro replacement costs $89 per earbud

  An AirPods Pro replacement costs $89 per earbud Perhaps unsurprisingly, given their higher price than the standard AirPods, it'll cost more for you to repair or replace the new AirPods Pro through Apple Support. Out of warranty, the price this time around is $89 per earbud, and it costs the same to have the wireless charging case repaired or replaced. If you lose an AirPods Pro earbud, Apple charges $89 for a new one or $99 to replace a misplaced case. For comparison, it costs $69 to replace or repair an AirPod, $59 for the regular case and $69 for the wireless charging case. AirPods Pro cost $249, while AirPods are priced at $159 or $199, depending on whether you opt for the wireless charging case.

Apple lumps the Apple Watch, AirPods , and Beats headphones into its “Wearables” division But Apple ’s smaller, cheaper AirPods are also proving to be a commercial success In May, Cook called them a “runaway hit ,” and they ’ve been so popular that Apple has barely managed to keep them

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said AirPods continue to be "incredibly popular" and a "runaway hit " for " AirPods are incredibly popular and we ' re seeing them in more and more places—in the gym, in Apple does not disclose AirPod sales , and instead groups the wireless earphones into its broad

In the report Asymco published today, it delves into a little bit of Apple history and talks about how the iPod once completely changed everyone’s expectations for Apple. That the product was, in fact, the reason Apple dropped the “Computer” from its name and set the stage for the iPhone and everything else to come. And yet here we are, with this estimate forecasting that AirPods are about to beat the $4 billion in quarterly revenue that Apple saw in 2007 during the peak of iPod sales. “For the AirPods to overtake the iPod highlights just what a phenomenal category Wearables has become,” the note reads. “In combination with Home and other accessories, the category is going to decidedly overtake the Mac, having already passed the iPad.”

Apple's AirPods Pro versus Sony's WF-1000XM3 ANC Truly Wireless Earphones

  Apple's AirPods Pro versus Sony's WF-1000XM3 ANC Truly Wireless Earphones Yesterday, Apple announced the AirPods Pro, a pair of truly wireless ANC earbuds that currently only have one direct competitor: Sony's WF-1000XM3 ANC Truly Wireless Earphones. Until Apple announced the AirPods Pro yesterday, there was only one type of earbud on the market which was both truly wireless and featured active noise-cancelling technology, Sony's aptly-named WF-1000XM3 ANC Truly Wireless Earphones. © Courtesy of Apple Apple announces the latest version of the AirPods, the AirPods Pro.

They ’ re automatically on and always connected. AirPods can even sense when they ’ re in your ears and pause when you take them out. Charge your AirPods quickly and easily with the Wireless Charging Case. Just set the case down on a Qi-compatible charging mat and let it charge.

They ’ re automatically on and always connected. AirPods can even sense when they ’ re in your ears and pause when you take them out. Powered by the all-new Apple H1 headphone chip, AirPods use optical sensors and motion accelerometers to detect when they ’ re in your ears.

Of course, there’s a lot of guesswork fueling the estimates in this report, since Apple doesn’t break out the revenue of specific products in its Wearables and Home category. All analysts can do, the report notes, is subtract out a guess for Apple Watch revenue and then guess again at how much of the remaining portion of the category’s revenue is likely attributable to AirPods. Speaking of Apple Watch, as a reminder — it hit this same $4 billion quarterly revenue number, and thus surpassed peak iPod, back in the fourth quarter of 2018.

“And so it goes, something dismissed as inconsequential — ‘does not move the needle’ — ends up becoming a massive force of change,” the report concludes. “The iPod was that, the original Apple II, the Mac and yes, also the iPhone. It’s the asymmetry of humility that this happens over and over again.”

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AirPods Pro demand is so high that Apple will add another supplier in 2020 .
A new research report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors) relays that Apple will be shuffling up suppliers as it pertains to the AirPods Pro, the next-gen Apple Watch, and the iPod Touch. While this may not seem like important news at first glance, it underscores Apple's constant efforts to increase supply, streamline operations, and boost profitability wherever it can. Specifically, Kuo notes that Luxhsare will now be the sole supplier of the S-series chips within the Apple Watch. Meanwhile, Apple has tapped the China-based Goertek to help handle AirPods Pro production.

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