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AirPods, HomePod and Apple Watch sales 'off the charts', according to Apple

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Apple's Wearables, Home, and Accessories business has enjoyed a rather impressive second quarter of 2019, generating a record-breaking $5.1 billion for the company.

The strong results were announced on the company's earnings call, however it was against the backdrop of an overall decline in revenue - Apple reported an overall income of $58 billion this year, a decline of from the $61 billion of last year.

The Wearables, Home, and Accessories category, which includes the newly updated Apple AirPods (2019), Apple HomePod, and Apple Watch, has performed exceedingly well in spite of dwindling iPhone revenue.

"A cultural phenomenon"

A large part of the category's success appears to be down to the newly updated Apple AirPods (2019), which Tim Cook jokingly described as "a cultural phenomenon", saying that "demand has been incredible".

Apple CFO Luca Maestri also said that the company was “working hard to catch up with incredible customer demand”, which has been "off the charts" for the AirPods. 

The newly upgraded AirPods (2019) come with better connectivity and battery life than the original AirPods, and sport a new ‘Hey Siri’ voice activation feature thanks to the inclusion of Apple's proprietary H1 headphone chip. 

An optional wireless charging case also means you can use a Qi-compatible charging mat to power up without cables.

Via Business Insider (opens in new tab) 

Olivia is TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in TechRadar's London offices, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine.  In her spare time Olivia likes gardening, painting, and hanging with her cat Ethel and golden retriever Dora.