KGI: Apple laptop sales to grow ~15% in 2018, beating iPhone and iPad YoY growth

KGI: Apple laptop sales to grow ~15% in 2018, beating iPhone and iPad YoY growth
KGI: Apple laptop sales to grow ~15% in 2018, beating iPhone and iPad YoY growth

Apple’s Macbook growth may be better than iPads and iPhones, KGI analyst predicts(AP)

KGI Predicts

Apple’s lineup of MacBook laptops is likely to show better year-over-year growth in unit sales than both the iPad and the iPhone, according to a new report from KGI. The analyst predicts Mac laptop unit shipments will rise between 13-16% in 2018, compared to about 7-10% for iPad and a maximum of 6% for iPhone.

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — known as the most trusted Apple analyst globally — is positive on the outlook for Apple Book, which is expected to see the best YoY shipments growth among Apple’s (US) main product lines (13-16 per cent) in 2018.

Shipment

iPhone shipments are expected to grow just 4-6% and iPad shipments 7-10%.The analyst predicted Mac laptop unit shipments will rise between 13-16% in 2018, compared to about 7-10% for iPad and a maximum of 6 per cent for iPhone, 9to5mac.com reported on Friday.He also reiterated his prediction of a new more-affordable MacBook Air in the pipeline for release this year.

With the MacBook growth story healthy, KGI says that the Touch Bar MacBook Pro models are seeing a larger weighting in particular. This is good news from a financial perspective because the Touch Bar laptops are also the most expensive Mac-Book models in the lineup.

Ming-Chi Kuo reiterates his prediction of a new more-affordable MacBook Air in the pipeline for release this year. Digitimes has previously said a new 13-inch Retina MacBook is on the way.The rumor mill is also expecting minor revisions to other notebooks in the Mac-Book lineup, although specifics are still yet to leak out.

 

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