Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted today that the company’s iPhone 14 rear camera lenses are facing quality control issues, which has led to problems with some lenses cracking due to coatings. The issue led Apple to reallocate iPhone 14 camera orders to different suppliers, mitigating the impact on device shipments later this fall.
Kuo said the impact of the issue on iPhone 14 shipments will be minimized as new suppliers step in and are expected to resolve the issue. Shipments of the iPhone 14 are expected to be higher than those of the iPhone 13, with Samsung reportedly preparing 80 million units for iPhone 14 display shipments in the third quarter of this year.
The iPhone 14 series will 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, with mass production starting in August and launching in September. The iPhone 14 is expected to bring a high-profile upgrade over the high-end model, which is rumored to feature a new pill-shaped cutout and hole to replace the original notch, as well as a 48-megapixel rear camera, a faster Memory and an always-on display.