Apple diversifies suppliers ahead of iPhone 14 launch

San Francisco, July 24 (IANS): In an effort to avoid potential supply chain shortages when mass production of the devices begins, tech giant has added Apple to its list of suppliers for the iPhone 14 series.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, SG Micro components have passed quality certification for the high-end iPhone 14 models, indicating that the Chinese company has been given the green light to provide components for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

SG Micro specializes in integrated circuits, and Apple will use its integrated circuits for power management in the upcoming iPhones, MacRumors reports.

Kuo noted that this is SG Micro’s first time providing components for high-end iPhones, implying that its technical capabilities have reached the “tier-1 level” required for use in premium consumer electronics.

Kuo recently said that some iPhone 14 components, such as display panels, are experiencing supply chain issues, but the analyst believes the issues will have a limited impact on the upcoming mass-production iPhone 14 models, which are expected to be announced in September. .

The lineup is expected to include the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, the tech giant could stop with the 5.4-inch iPhone mini year.

A recent report said the upcoming iPhone 14 will likely be $100 more expensive than iPhone 13.

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