Last week, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said some of Apple’s suppliers for the iPhone 14’s panel and RAM experienced quality issues, but it should have a 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 is now reporting that yet another Apple supplier – Genius – is facing quality issues, this time related to the iPhone 14’s rear lenses.
Kuo says one of Genius’ iPhone 14 rear lenses likely suffered from coating crack quality issues, resulting in Apple transferring around 10 million lens orders to Largan to avoid iPhone 14 shipping delays, as the Taiwanese company is able to fill the supply gap.
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The analyst claims that Genius should be able to resolve the coating cracking problem within two months, and if it doesn’t, Largan will receive more orders from Apple for the lenses.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 series in September, which is rumored to consist of four models – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. There will not be a Mini version. If Apple does not face any supply issues affecting mass production, the iPhone 14 series will go on sale as planned.