By TechThop Team
Posted on: 28 Jul, 2022
Android fans might be counting down the days until Samsung's next foldable phone arrives, while Apple fans await September's big announcement. Apple's iPhone 14 series will be an interesting batch due to the small but significant changes it is expected to make
This wouldn't be new for Apple, which had to delay the iPhone X launch and push limited quantities of other iPhones due to similar problems. Despite this rather bleak atmosphere created by the alleged problems
In any smartphone, supply problems are a regular occurrence, which is why manufacturers are always prepared with backup plans, and sometimes, alternative sources of supply.
It has been a particularly tough year for those who are involved in industries that rely on silicon in any form because of a global shortage of semiconductors, which has caused a spike in prices.
It was reported ahead of time by Ming-chi Kuo that Apple was facing some supply issues when it came to the RAM and display panels intended for the iPhone 14. As far as the analyst is concerned,
Micron and SK Hynix, for example, can supplement Samsung's supply of LPDRR5, while Samsung and BOE can fill in the gap for LG Display, for example. In the meantime,
A recent report by Kuo claimed that rear camera lenses provided by Genius had coating cracks as a result of the manufacturing process. In light of the critical role that cameras play in the smartphone experience
Even if Genius does not resolve the alleged issue within one to two months, Taiwanese supplier Largan will likely be able to handle Apple's orders with ease, even if they fail to resolve the alleged issue in a week or two. I
Apple, as mentioned earlier, should already be used to dealing with this type of problem and has even expanded its list of suppliers for this year's iPhones as a result.
At least based on rumors and leaks, the iPhone 14 series will feature several interesting changes, both in terms of hardware and marketing strategy. The pill-shaped cutout is expected to replace the notch this year, and the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have upgraded cameras as well.
Apple is also reported to be widening the gap between the base and Pro models, making the iPhone 14 more like an upgraded iPhone 13. Moreover, the company is reportedly eliminating the 5.4-inch mini model option in favor of a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max.
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