Apple Stock News: Apple’s AirPods Shipments Are Expected To Double Next Year

Apple Stock News

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s most accurate forecaster, Apple AirPods will explode in popularity next year. Its shipments are expected to double in 2018, growing from 13-14 million units in 2017 to a range of 26 to 28 million units.

The 100% year-over-year growth is from one of Apple’s most popular wireless accessories. The Bluetooth headphones launched late last year were hard to find at first. Its availability struggled to meet demand, as can be seen by Apple Store’s shipping estimate for the AirPods being a six-week wait.

Kuo said that Apple is now addressing its supply problems by adding a new China-based assembler, Luxshare. Previously, it was only manufactured by Inventec. This increased manufacturing capacity. Consequently, the AirPods expected shipping time from the point of ordering shortened to 1-3 days.

Moreover, Apple is also planning to release a new wireless charging method for the AirPods, yet there has been no official date for the release.

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $168.8 per share on December 4th, 2017. It generated losses of 0.73% from its previous close on December 3rd, 2017, when it closed at $171.05 per share.

Keep checking back for more news regarding AAPL. For full AAPL daily forecasts and investment advice by our state-of-the-art algorithm click here.

Apple Stock News: Apple to Add Wireless Charging to the iPhone 8

Apple Stock News:

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $159.86 per share on August 25th, 2017. It generated a return of 0.20% from its previous close on August 24th, 2017, when it closed at $159.98 per share.

apple stock newsDespite Apple’s best efforts, many of the exciting features surrounding the highly anticipated iPhone 8 have already leaked out. Most information regarding the iPhone 8 came from sources within the supply chain. However, recent information came from HomePod firmware Apple accidentally made public a few weeks back.

While it goes without saying that nothing is ever 100% official until Apple announces a new feature on stage. Still, it’s a pretty safe bet that Apple’s iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging functionality. Indeed, the evidence pointing towards the iPhone 8 featuring wireless charging has been steadily mounting for months on end at this point. And with the iPhone 8 unveiling just a few weeks away, the evidence continues to grow.

An online leak provided photos of a wireless charging component said to be part of the iPhone 8. Building on that, The Next Web is reporting that it’s been able to confirm that

the iPhone 8 will include wireless charging. One of The Next Web’s sources is Allen Fung of RAVPower who said the following:

“Our sources tell us the next iPhones have special technology for wireless charging that we have in [our] charger. Our wireless charger will wirelessly charge the next iPhones at full speed, as well as being able to charge other mobile devices wirelessly.”

This is not a confirmation. However, with all the evidence we’ve seen pointing towards the iPhone 8 featuring wireless charging, it’s about as close as we’re ever going to get.