We will begin this text with a truth: AirPods are extremely standard. From there although, issues begin to get somewhat muddier.

It’s fairly customary for Apple to not disclose gross sales figures, which implies analyst corporations have a troublesome job monitoring the corporate. And one of many newest to place out a report is Technique Analytics, who’ve seemed on the tech big’s progress with its true wi-fi earbuds.

The report claims that Apple offered “practically 60 million” AirPods in 2019, taking greater than a 50 p.c share of the worldwide true wi-fi earbuds market, and raking in 71 p.c of its income.

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An article by the Yonahp News Agency gave some extra particular figures on this. It said that the Technique Analytics report mentioned Apple had offered exactly 58.7 million AirPods, giving it a 54.5 p.c market share in 2019.

Thus far, so good, proper? Anybody who has spent any time, nicely, wherever could have seen a gamut of AirPods, in order that 50 p.c share feels proper on the floor. And it may nicely be factual too. However — and there’s at all times a however — there’s additionally a powerful probability Apple’s success is being oversold.