Apple Suppliers Preparing for Mass Production of AirPods 2 and New iPads


Apple announced Monday a media event for Monday, March 25 to divulge details of its new subscription offerings including a video streaming service. The report cites flexible PCB (printed circuit board) companies Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology as working on iPad parts, with Compeq Manufacturing and Unitech PCB preparing rigid-flex boards for the AirPods. "Last year, Apple unveiled the 2018 9.7" iPad with Apple Pencil support, as well as various new apps suitable for teachers, students, and related educational activities.

Presumably, the shows Apple has already released on Apple Music, such as Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, will be on the streaming service, but that isn't clear. And just like Apple-sold refurbs, these units are backed by a full one-year warranty.

According to sources who have spoken directly to DigiTimes, Apple will use its upcoming March 25 event to unveil a brand new iPad model as well as highly-anticipated second-generation Apple AirPods.

Apple has been suggesting a planned video service for a long time, spending $2 billion in Hollywood to create its own content and signing major stars such as Oprah Winfrey. Apple's App Store, where the service is likely to be distributed, is now available in more than 100 countries. Although the iPhone maker is expected to finally debut its long-awaited Netflix rival at the event, a majority of the content available on the service at launch will be from third-party content providers - not from Apple itself.

Apple is aiming to resell TV channels subscriptions similar to Amazon, whose Prime Video Service resells Starz and other channels and keeps a cut of the sales.