At the end of last year Bloomberg had assumed a doubling on an annual basis for AirPods shipments; now a recent report turns that forecast into numbers. There would be around 60 million AirPods units sold by Apple during the past year. Here are all the mind-boggling figures.
A recent Strategy Analytics report estimates that Apple has experienced 100% annual growth in AirPods. Another impressive figure that these 60 million units would represent over 50% of global sales of true wireless headsets. For this, Strategy Analytics expects Apple to maintain its domain in the category, at least for the next five years.
Even if other distributors were to enter the true wireless headset segment, Apple will remain the dominant supplier in the category for the foreseeable future. Xiaomi and Samsung are positioned in second and third place, right behind Apple, with a market share of just under 10% each.
As in the case of the iPhone and other Apple products, the report says that AirPods have contributed 71% of the entire segment to Apple's receipts. On this basis, Apple is expected to have sold AirPods worth 4 billion in the 2019 holiday quarter alone, surpassing the peak iPod revenue. Strategy Analytics expects that the growth of AirPods, and the totally wireless headset market, will continue to grow.
Wholesale revenue will grow by more than $ 100 billion by 2024, according to the report, with true wireless headphones rapidly translating into a new revenue stream for many smartphone vendors. The same report concludes that Apple will see its "non-iPhone" revenue increase, with the help of Beats and AirPods in the near future.
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