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Apple suppliers expect a strong holiday season: Report


A person uses an Apple Watch Series 3 at the Apple Omotesando store on September 22, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

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A person uses an Apple Watch Series 3 at the Apple Omotesando store on September 22, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

Some Apple suppliers are expecting a strong Q4 as demand for AirPods and the Apple Watch surge into the holiday season.

Digitimes reported that several companies that make components for the Apple Watch and AirPods — including Quanta Computer, Inventec, Universal Scientific Industrial, and two companies owned by Foxconn group — are expecting a strong year’s end.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is the first model with LTE connectivity, allowing the watch to be untethered from a phone for the first time.

With the release of three new iPhone models — the 8, 8 Plus and X — Apple’s smartphone lineup is shifting toward the newer models without audio jacks, making the wireless AirPods an in-demand holiday buy.

Read the full report at digitimes.com here.

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