Despite the launch of the second generation of AirPods, the global market for wireless smartphone buds has reached nearly 17.5 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2019, according to market research firm Counterpoint. In 2019, an increase of 40% on a quarterly basis reported.
In all the regions wireless smartphone buds sales continued to grow during the quarter, with North America and Europe among the fastest growing regions. “It is still uncertain whether Apple’s market share may remain,” Chief Analyst Counterpoint said in a statement.
At the current level with the portfolio of existing products in the coming quarters, while Samsung is trying to strengthen its dominance of the Galaxy Buds. ”
AirPods’ first-generation sales were higher than expected, thanks to a variety of sales promotions in the first quarter of 2019, but sales of new models were weaker than expected initially due to mixed market response.