Camera lens suppliers for the Apple iPhone 14 experiencing quality issues

Camera lens suppliers for the Apple iPhone 14 experiencing quality issues

The Cupertino-based tech giant has diversified its iPhone 14 series suppliers to avoid launch delays due to component shortages, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claimed last week that some of Apple’s suppliers for the iPhone 14’s panel and RAM experienced quality issues. However, this should have a limited impact on mass production. Kuo now claims that Genius, another Apple supplier, is experiencing quality problems, this time with the iPhone 14’s rear lenses.

According to Kuo, one of Genius’ iPhone 14 rear lenses most likely has coating-crack quality problems. As a consequence, Apple transferred roughly 10 million lens orders to Largan in order to prevent delays in the production of iPhone 14 since the Taiwanese company is able to cover the supply gap.

The analyst asserts that Apple should place additional orders for the lenses from Largan if Genius is unable to resolve the coating-crack issue within two months.

The iPhone 14 series, which is supposed to have four versions (iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max), will reportedly be unveiled by Apple in September. A Mini version won’t be available. The iPhone 14 series will go on sale as scheduled assuming Apple doesn’t encounter any supply problems that would disrupt mass manufacturing.

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