iPhone 14 launch will see Apple enlarging its supplier network


Apple has continued diversifying the vendors it will use for its next iPhone in an effort to prevent disruptions in the company’s supply chain.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported on Thursday evening that SG Micro’s components had passed quality certification for the higher-end iPhone 14 versions.

Apple’s iPhone 14 is expected to ship with SG Micro’s power management integrated circuits (PMIC) in the second half of 2022, according to Kuo.

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This would be the first time that SG Micro would offer parts for Apple’s higher-end iPhones. According to Kuo, Apple will continue to work with SG Micro in the future to avoid supply chain issues that could arise.

As of late, Kuo has claimed to have heard that some iPhone 14 display panel manufacturers and memory suppliers have “experienced supply challenges.” Despite this, he expects a minimal impact on mass production.

At the beginning of the month of July, Kuo refuted allegations that TSMC had reduced orders for iPhone 14 chips by ten percent. He continues to be of the opinion that Apple is on pace to meet estimates for the manufacturing of the iPhone 14.

Apple’s next-generation handsets, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, are likely to provide a slew of improvements, with many of the most advanced capabilities believed to be limited to the iPhone 14 Pro. The A16 CPU, new hole-punch and pill sensor cutouts, and an always-on display could be included in these new features.

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