Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo posted on Twitter that there are reports of a supplier of Apple – Genius – is now facing quality issues regarding the iPhone 14’s rear camera lenses.
The analyst said that the rear lenses are now exhibiting coating-crack quality issues, that’s why Apple is transferring their 10 million lens orders to another supplier named Largan – a Taiwanese company – to avoid such shipment delays.
One more quality issue. My latest survey indicates one of Genius's iPhone 14 rear lenses likely suffered from coating-crack (膜裂) quality issues. Apple had transferred about 10 million lens orders to Largan from Genius to avoid affecting iPhone 14 shipments. https://t.co/CsQtmHLZjy
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) July 27, 2022
Based Kuo, Genius can address the coating-crack issue within two months, if not, Largan will be getting more orders from Apple for their lenses.
The new Apple iPhone 14 series is set to launch this September and is rumored to have 4 variants – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. If all the issues that they’re facing right now will be resolved in a timely manner, there shouldn’t be any expected delay in its launching.
There was no further elaboration on why some lenses have cracks due to coating as seen from the tweets of the Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.