Apple MacBook shipments to rise between 13-16 percent this year, iPad by 7-10 percent and iPhone by 6 percent: Report

Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that MacBook shipments will rise between 13-16% in 2018, compared to about 7-10 % for iPad and a maximum of 6% for iPhone

Apple's new line of MacBook laptops is likely to show better year-over-year (YoY) growth in unit sales — at between 13-16 per cent in 2018 — which will be better than both iPads and iPhones, a new report from Taiwan-based market research firm KGI said.

Apple MacBooks.AFP

Apple MacBooks.AFP

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

iPhone shipments are expected to grow just 4-6 per cent and iPad shipments 7-10 per cent.

The analyst predicted Mac laptop unit shipments will rise between 13-16 per cent in 2018, compared to about 7-10 per cent 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.

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