Apple’s AirPods were initially mocked when they were first launched. This was largely due to their design and price, but yet despite the initial mocking, they quickly went on to become incredibly popular. How popular, you ask? According to a recent research note by Asymco, it could be on its way to overtake iPod sales during its peak.
The report claims that based on the current trends and popularity of the device, AirPods could soon account for $4 billion in quarterly revenue, which was how much the iPod brought in for Apple during its peak back in 2007. Assuming this is true, then this is a huge coup for Apple, although it doesn’t really come as a surprise.
It was recently reported that Apple could have sold as many as 3 million units over the Thanksgiving weekend, presumably spurred on by Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. We had also heard back in November that the company was also looking to double the production of its AirPods Pro.
There have also been recent rumors suggesting that Apple could actually be considering bundling AirPods with its future iPhones, although we imagine that it will probably take a huge chunk of revenue away from the company.