Photo reportedly shows image of Apple AirPods 3
The report also states that mass production of the iPhone 13 series and the AirPods 3 could start next month. Nikei expects Apple to build as many as 95 million new iPhone 13 models from the start of production next month through the end of January. For all of 2021, Nikkei predicts that Apple will build as many as 230 million iPhones including older, existing models and the new units. That works out to an 11% hike in overall iPhone production for Apple this year.
Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu told Nikkei Asia that 231 million iPhone units could be shipped by Apple this year rising 3.9% to 240 million handsets next year. Pu said, “We don’t see revolutionary changes for Apple’s iPhones next year. But with more models and better product planning, and specifications for next year, we do expect Apple’s iPhone shipment could at least be in line with the global smartphone phone market recovery.”