Apple suppliers gearing up for mass production of next-gen AirPods and iPad, to be introduced on March 25th

“Flexible PCB firms Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology are gearing up for mass production for Apple’s next-generation iPad devices, while Compeq Manufacturing and Unitech PCB supply rigid-flex boards for the forthcoming AirPods, according to industry sources,” Jay Liu and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes. “Apple is expected to introduce its new-generation iPad and AirPods series at an event on March 25, the sources said.”

“Both Zhen Ding and Flexium may see their shipments for Apple’s upcoming iPad models offset a slowdown in shipments for the iPhones in the first half of 2019, the sources noted,” Liu and Shen report. “Meanwhile, the availability of Apple’s long-awaited AirPods 2 is seen as a boost to revenues at both Compeq and Unitech during the six-month period, the sources continued.”

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MacDailyNews Take: So, if true, there might be some highly-anticipated hardware to debut at Apple’s special event on March 25th, or at least via press release.

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