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Apple trims AirPods production plans as sales lose steam

Wireless earphones face heated competition from Samsung, Xiaomi and others

TAIPEI -- Apple is trimming its planned production of AirPods wireless earphones by 25% to 30% this year as intensifying competition dents sales of the U.S. tech giant's fastest-growing product line, sources briefed on the matter told Nikkei Asia.

Apple now expects to make between 75 million and 85 million units for 2021, compared with a previous production forecast of 110 million units.

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