According to people familiar with the matter, MediaTek has entered Apple’s supply chain for headphones. Since Apple Beats and its headset factories, the company chose MediaTek to make some parts for the headphones.
This is the first time Mediatech has entered Apple’s supply chain, but it is not clear which parts the Taiwanese manufacturer will supply.
Industry observers expect the first order to be shipped between February and March this year. Since Apple discontinued, including headphones inside the iPhone’s retail box, the company has been expanding its range of branded and Beats headphones.
Apple is expected to ship 200 million iPhones this year, most of which will require a pair of headphones and the Beats portfolio will be implemented here.
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