Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated a week ago 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 the mass production because the Cupertino-based tech giant has diversified its iPhone 14 series suppliers to avoid launch delays due to component shortages. However, Kuo now alleges that another Apple supplier, Genius, is experiencing quality challenges. This time, the problems are associated with the rear lenses of the iPhone 14.
According to Kuo, one of Genius’ iPhone 14 rear lenses most likely suffered from coating-crack quality difficulties. As a result, Apple transferred approximately 10 million lens orders to Largan in order to avoid iPhone 14 shipment delays because the Taiwanese business is capable of bridging the supply gap.
The analyst believes that Genius should be able to resolve the coating-crack issue over the next two months. However, if it is unable to do so, Largan will obtain further orders from Apple for the lenses.
The iPhone 14 series, said to include four variants-the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max-will be unveiled by Apple in September. There will be no mini version. The iPhone 14 lineup will go on sale as anticipated if Apple does not suffer any supply concerns affecting mass manufacturing.