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Apple trims AirPods production plans as sales lose steam

Wireless earphones face heated competition from Samsung, Xiaomi and others

AirPods enjoyed rapid growth as demand for iPhones slowed over the past few years.   © AP

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.

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