Barclays Says Apple's HomePod Sales Have Been "Underwhelming, AirPods Continue To Growing, Three New iPhones In 2018

According to Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis who had week-long trip with his team spent to meeting companies in Apple's Asian supply chain. Today, they shared research on iPhones, AirPods, and the sales of Apple's first smartspeaker - HomePod from the trip.

First off, Curtis says Apple will continue to increased the productions of AirPods and fulfills the demand. Barclays forecasts that AirPods shipments will likely approach 30 million units in 2018, which proven that it's a strong seller for Apple despite their $159 price tag.

For the sake of comparison, it's believed the HomePod sales have been "underwhelming" so far. Apple was planned an initial production run of 6-7 million units, but it is not clear how many have sold. A most recent data came from Loup Ventures suggested that 3 percent of smartspeaker owners have a HomePod.

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Another interesting points made from the research notes that seems corroborated Apple's widely rumored of plans to launch the second-generation of iPhone X, a so-called 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, and a lower-priced 6.1-inch LCD devices that featured with Face ID but no 3D Touch to keep the lower as possible.

The products that rumored to getting new updates this year including an iPad Pro to debut at WWDC that featured with Face ID, three upcoming 2018 iPhones, cheaper MacBook Air, AirPower, a new-generation of AirPods with "Hey Siri" functionality, a modular Mac Pro, as well as a $200 priced HomePod.

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