Kuo says that some of the iPhone 14 cameras are suffering from issues with quality

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According to Ming-Chi Kuo, some of Apple’s memory and panel manufacturers are experiencing a scarcity of components, which will have a “minimal impact” on iPhone 14 sales this fall. By way of a new report, Kuo believes that Apple could once again be forced to change its suppliers due to “quality difficulties” with some iPhone 14 rear camera lenses.

As the analyst explained on Twitter, some of Genius’ camera lenses “suffered from coating-crack quality difficulties.” In the same tweet, Kuo claims that Apple has already shifted an order of roughly 10 million lenses from Genius to Largan, another Taiwanese lens-focused business, to avoid substantial delays in iPhone 14 manufacturing.

Despite these difficulties, Ming-Chi Kuo is certain that Largan can cover the supply shortfall. A two-month turnaround time is expected, based on Genius’ past experience with coating-crack concerns in lenses. If this process takes longer than expected, Largan should remain the primary lens manufacturer for the iPhone 14 range.

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The iPhone 14’s release date is not likely to be affected by this issue, either. Even if the product is released in restricted quantities, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Since Apple orders components for new products months before they are officially released, it has plenty of opportunity to address issues like these.

On the other hand, according to Kuo, Apple has added SG Micro’s integrated circuits to its list of component suppliers for the iPhone 14 Pro models after passing the company’s quality certification process. This demonstrates that Apple has a backup strategy in place in case of substantial delays in the delivery of the iPhone 14.

The rumor of the iPhone 14

This year, Apple is slated to release four new iPhones. Only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will sport a speedier CPU and a new screen design with a pill-shaped cutout in place of a notch. Additionally, a 48-megapixel wide camera with 8K video recording capabilities is expected to be included in the next generation of Pro models.

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will also get the biggest front-facing camera improvement in years, with a new bigger aperture f/1.9 lens with autofocus for improved low-light performance.

Generally, you should expect the iPhone 14 to be based on the existing iPhone 13 hardware with a few small camera enhancements, larger batteries, and double the RAM (6GB instead of 4GB). The “iPhone 14 Max,” with a 6.7-inch display, replaces the “mini” as the most noticeable improvement to the mid-range lineup this year.

The iPhone 14 is expected to be unveiled by Apple during the month of September.

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