“Thanks to orders for Apple’s AirPods earphones, Inventec’s revenues are expected to grow 7% on year to reach around NT$754 billion (US$23.83 billion) in 2017,” Joseph Tsai reports for DigiTimes. “Its EPS will also grow 35% to reach NT$2.10, up from NT$1.55, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market watchers.”

“Apple originally planned to release the AirPods at the end of October, but has postponed release,” Tsai reports. “Inventec is expected to begin shipping AirPods in January 2017, the paper noted.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If true, AirPods will be missing Christmas.

Somebody really screwed the pooch on this one.

Apple’s now commonplace penchant for announcing things and then not having product to ship is not a virtue.

Real artists ship. – Steve Jobs

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