Original title: airpods Pro demand is so high that Apple will add another supplier in 2020
Netease technology news, January 3, according to foreign media BGR, a new research report by Ming Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst at Apple, said that Apple would restructure the suppliers of its wireless headset airpods pro, the next generation smart watch Apple watch and portable mobile product iPod touch. This highlights Apple's relentless efforts to maximize supply, streamline operations and improve profitability.
In particular, Guo pointed out that luxshare precision, headquartered in Shenzhen, China, will become the only supplier of S-Series chips on Apple watch. At the same time, Apple has approached another Chinese company, Goethe, in the hope that the latter will help it produce the airpods pro. As a result, Apple will soon have two suppliers of airpods pro, which will eventually help the company meet consumer demand for the next generation of airpods pro.
During the recent holiday sales season, the supply of AirPods Pro was a bit small and hard to get. Some analysts point out that Apple is still trying to meet consumer demand. Moreover, overall interest in the various Air Pods models has grown explosively in recent months. Apple's cumulative Air Pods shipments in 2019 are expected to double from 2018, according to a study a few weeks ago.
Although it seems common for apple to adjust or increase its suppliers, this highlights the operational advantages of Apple's business. In fact, Apple's financial success over the past 20 years is largely due to the company's operational strategy.
Many may remember that in the middle of the first decade of the 21st century, Cooke had the foresight to advance billions of dollars to suppliers to secure discounts on the price of flash memory chips. The move not only ultimately helped boost Apple's profit margins, but also ensured that Apple was able to meet consumer demand for its multi-media player iPod. (Liu Chun)