Supply chain of Apple is being diversified as it prepares to release the iPhone 14

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According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has increased the number of suppliers for the iPhone 14 series in an effort to avoid a supply chain shortage when mass manufacturing of the handsets begins.

In a series of tweets, Kuo stated that components sourced from SG Micro had successfully passed quality certification for the high-end iPhone 14 models. This indicates that the Chinese business has been given the go-ahead to supply components for the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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SG Micro is a specialist in integrated circuits, and Apple will incorporate their power management integrated circuitry in the future iPhones. Kuo points out that this is the first time that SG Micro has supplied components for high-end iPhones, meaning that its technical capabilities have achieved the “tier-1 level” required for usage in luxury consumer devices.

iPhone 14 components, including display panels, are now experiencing supply chain challenges, but the analyst expects these concerns to have only a limited influence on the impending mass production of iPhone 14 models, which are slated to be unveiled later this year.

The 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max are all slated to be released this year, but there will be no “small” version.

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