iPhone 14 likely facing QC issues over rear camera lens: Report

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the tech giant is facing quality issues with the rear iPhone 14 camera lens.
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SAN FRANCISCO: As Apple is prepping up to launch its next-generation iPhones, a new report said that the tech giant's upcoming smartphone iPhone 14 is allegedly facing quality control issues over rear camera lens cracking.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the tech giant is facing quality issues with the rear iPhone 14 camera lens.

"One more quality issue. My latest survey indicates one of Genius's iPhone 14 rear lenses likely suffered from coating-crack quality issues. Apple had transferred about 10 million lens orders to Largan from Genius to avoid affecting iPhone 14 shipments," the analyst wrote on Twitter.

However, Kuo mentioned that the impact on iPhone 14 shipments can almost be ignored because Taiwan-based Largan can fill the supply gap well.

"The lens coating-crack problem should be addressed within 1-2 months based on experience. But if Genius can't handle the issue, Largan will continue to receive more orders," he added.

Kuo recently said that some iPhone 14 components, such as display panels, are facing supply chain issues, but the analyst believed the issues will have a limited impact on the upcoming mass production of iPhone 14 models, which are expected to be announced in September.

The lineup is expected to include 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. However, the tech giant might discontinue the 5.4-inch iPhone mini this year.

A recent report said that the upcoming iPhone 14 is likely to be $100 costlier than iPhone 13.

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