Apple’s production of the iPhone 14 is still having issues. Several days after analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple’s suppliers are running out of screens and memory for the iPhone 14, Kuo notes that the rear cameras of the upcoming smartphone have issues with lens coating quality.
According to Kuo’s latest research, one of the rear lenses on the [vendor] Genius iPhone 14 “possibly suffered from coating crack quality difficulties,” as he writes in a tweet.
The analyst notes that “Largan can fill the supply gap, therefore the impact on shipping the iPhone 14 can almost be overlooked.”
In order to prevent issues with the smartphone’s launch, supplier Largan steps in if Genius does not resolve the issue in a timely manner. Apple would have already switched the 10 million lens order from Genius to Largan in any case.
Kuo does not specifically mention whether this issue will only affect the iPhone 14 or other models as well, such as the bigger iPhone 14 Plus with a 6.7-inch screen, as well as the more potent iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, whose cameras will need to be even better.
According to rumours, Apple will launch the iPhone 14 on Tuesday, September 13. Four new smartphone models will be available, but there have been some significant alterations.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and the new iPhone 14 Plus (formerly predicted as iPhone 14 Max), which is a larger version thanks to the 6.7-inch display, will be available this year instead of a tiny version with a portable 5.4-inch screen. The gadget will retain features from the standard edition, such as the dual 12 MP cameras, notch for Face ID, new front camera with autofocus, aluminum sides, and A15 Bionic CPU.
As previously stated, Apple may make its smartphone announcements at a special event on September 13. Along with the new iPhones, the Cupertino Giant is expected to unveil three new Apple Watch models, a new iPad input with USB-C and a refreshed design, a new AirPods Pro with improved sound and an integrated case for the Find My network, and possibly a new HomePod with an interactive screen.