Apple Is Facing Major Quality Control Issues with iPhone 14 Camera Lenses, May Need to Delay Shipping

July 28, 2022 | By Team PriceKeeda
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Apple will formally introduce the iPhone 14 series in early September of this year, which is just a few weeks away. We already learned that the Cupertino-based tech company is having difficulties manufacturing the iPhone 14 Max, mostly because of its screen. According to a newly leaked source, Apple may also be having problems with the cameras they plan to use with the iPhone 14 series.

The Cupertino-based tech giant has diversified its iPhone 14 series suppliers to avoid launch delays due to component shortages, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claimed last week 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 mass production. Kuo now claims that Genius, another Apple supplier, is experiencing quality problems, this time with the iPhone 14's rear lenses.

According to Kuo, one of Genius' iPhone 14 rear lenses most likely had coating-crack quality problems. As a result, Apple transferred roughly 10 million lens orders to Largan in order to prevent delays in the production of the iPhone 14 since the Taiwanese business is able to fill the supply gap. The analyst asserts that Apple should place additional orders for the lenses from Largan if Genius is unable to resolve the coating-crack issue within two months.

The iPhone 14 series, which is supposed to include four versions (iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max), will reportedly be unveiled by Apple in September. A Mini version won't be available. The iPhone 14 series will go on sale as scheduled assuming Apple doesn't encounter any supply problems that would disrupt mass manufacturing.