Apple Switches iPhone 14 Camera Supplier Amid Quality Control Issues
Apple has reportedly switched the supplier of some iPhone 14 rear cameras amid concerns over quality.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple has moved around 10 million camera part orders from Genius, to Largan, as a result of the problems.
Kuo says that the issue relates to the rear lenses of the iPhone 14, with the analyst taking to Twitter to say that his “latest survey indicates one of Genius’s iPhone 14 rear lenses likely suffered from coating-crack quality issues.”
The report goes on to say that while Apple has had to take action to ensure that quality is maintained on the finished iPhone 14 models, it isn’t thought that the change will impact the overall availability of the devices when they go on sale later this year.
Kuo believes that the “impact on iPhone 14 shipments can almost be ignored because Largan can fill the supply gap well.”
(1/2) One more quality issue. My latest survey indicates one of Genius's iPhone 14 rear lenses likely suffered from coating-crack (膜裂) quality issues. Apple had transferred about 10 million lens orders to Largan from Genius to avoid affecting iPhone 14 shipments. https://t.co/CsQtmHLZjy
Apple is expected to announce four new iPhone 14 models later this year, likely in or around September. The two Pro models are expected to sport new 48-megapixel cameras while they are also thought to be the only models getting a new A16 chip. The standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are instead more likely to use the same A15 Bionic that is already powering the iPhone 13 lineup as well as the latest iPhone SE.