Apple supplier facing camera lens quality issues for iPhone 14

Last week, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said some of Apple’s iPhone 14 panel and RAM vendors encountered quality issues, but that should have limited impact on mass production as the Cupertino-based tech giant has diversified its iPhone 14 series suppliers to avoid launch delays due to component shortages. However, Kuo now reports that another Apple supplier – Genius – is dealing with quality issues, this time related to the rear lenses of the iPhone 14.

Kuo says one of the rear lenses of the Genius iPhone 14 likely suffered from quality issues with coating cracks, which led Apple to transfer about 10 million lens orders to Largan to avoid delays in shipping the iPhone 14, as it Taiwanese company is able to close the supply gap.

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The analyst claims Genius should be able to tackle the coating cracking problem within two months, and if not, Largan will receive more orders from Apple for the lenses.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 series in September, which will reportedly consist of four models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. There will be no Mini version. If Apple doesn’t experience delivery issues affecting mass production, the iPhone 14 lineup will go on sale as planned.


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