Apple reportedly “doubling production” on AirPods Pro

Apple has reportedly doubled production on AirPods Pro following higher than expected demand.

We previously reported that Apple’s AirPods Pro were much more popular than the company had expected, but now a report from the Nikkei Asian Review suggests that Apple has asked one of its manufacturers – Luxshare Precision – to up production to 2 million units per month.

The report also suggests that Apple has spoken with Luxshare and other Chinese manufacturers, including Goertek, to boost production on the regular AirPods 2 with wireless and wired charging cases to meet demand, though it’s unclear by how much at this stage.

On the Apple website, AirPods Pro are currently shipping around December 31, meaning consumers who purchase the product today have to wait more than a month for delivery.

Third-party resellers, on the other hand, including Amazon and AT&T, are promising delivery by the first week of December, making them the prefered options for Christmas presents.

What’s more, some of the third-party resellers are offering small discounts on the new AirPods Pro and the AirPods 2 in celebration of Black Friday, though these discounts are minimal.

Apple introduced the AirPods Pro earlier in the month as an extension of its popular wearables product.

The Pro version includes a number of major improvements over the standard AirPods, such as active noise cancellation, water-resistance and superior sound quality, though some critics have said it’s not yet worth upgrading from the AirPods 2.

Are you waiting for AirPods Pro? Let us know your story over on Twitter and check back soon for more news and rumors on AirPods and other Apple wearables, every week.

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