Apple doubles AirPods Pro production amidst massive demand

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What you need to know

  • Reports suggest Apple is doubling the production of its AirPods Pro.
  • Orders are reportedly up to 2 million units a month.
  • Current online orders are shipping as late as December 31.

Reports are suggesting that demand for Apple's AirPods Pro is proving so high that Apple has doubled its manufacturing order.

According to Nikkei Asian Review via 9to5Mac, Apple has doubled its orders of AirPods Pro, from 1 million to 'at least' 2 million units per month, in the face of monstrous demand.

The news comes in wake of confirmation that AirPods Pro shipping times have slipped to the very end of 2019, with current orders expected to arrive December 31. The window to get your AirPods Pro (from Apple at least) before the end of the year is closing fast.

Bloomberg previously suggested that AirPods shipments overall may double in 2019 compared to last year, thanks to "much higher than expected" demand for AirPods Pro. This latest report of increased manufacturing orders would seem to confirm those reports.

According to the report, Apple's AirPods Pro devices are being manufactured by Luxshare in China, a long-time supplier of Apple's AirPods.

There is however another option. If you're in the hunt for AirPods Pro, you can always grab them from Amazon, and enjoy a $14 saving for your troubles.

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

It has only been a few days since the new AirPods Pro were released, and now there's already a way to save on the purchase! Amazon's offering $14 off the regular price, though there's a slight shipping delay you'll have to contend with.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9