Apple’s MacBook shipments to grow 13-16% this year: Report

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

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 percent) in 2018.

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

The analyst predicted Mac laptop unit shipments will rise between 13-16 percent in 2018, compared to about 7-10 percent for iPad and a maximum of 6 percent for iPhone, 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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