Barclays: AirPods wireless charging case arriving next month alongside AirPower, 6.1-inch iPhone landing late

Barclays is out today with its latest predictions for Apple’s upcoming product launches. The firm says that we’ll see the new AirPods wireless charging case arrive as Apple debuts AirPower next month, corroborates previous reports that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will be delayed, and more.



Today’s note echoes earlier reports from Bloomberg and Ming-Chi Kuo. As we’ve heard from a few sources, rumors are pointing to a September release for the long-awaited AirPower. Barclays says that with AirPower, Apple will also launch the AirPods wireless charging case next month.

Barclays believes AirPods will continue to see strong demand with sales estimated near 26 million for this year. It has changed its prediction for a AirPods 2 release from 1H 2019 to Q4 2019.

As for iPhone, the report corroborates other reports like today’s from Kuo that the 2018 OLED iPhones are on track for a September release. However, the 6.1-inch LCD model will be delayed by a month with production starting by “late August into early September.” It also says that the 6.1-inch model will not include 3D Touch as a differentiating factor, something we’ve also heard before.

As for HomePod, Barclays forecasts that Apple will be saving the launch of a more affordable model for next year.


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