The company sold 27 million pairs of its newest version of the AirPods, for a total of 90 million sold during the holiday quarter of 2021, according to a report over the weekend from top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TFI Asset Management Limited. The sales will translate to 20% year-over-year revenue growth Apple’s wearable gadget business, Kuo said.
Kuo’s report comes ahead of what should be a big year for Apple’s wearables business. In addition to a new version of the AirPods Pro, which Kuo said will launch in the fall of this year, Apple is expected to unveil its long-rumored augmented reality headset. While the iPhone is still Apple’s most important and profitable product, the company has built a popular hardware ecosystem of accessories around the phone.