While there are issues in the supply chain of iPhone 14 components, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the issues will have a limited impact on the upcoming mass production of iPhone 14 models, which are expected to be announced in September 2022.
Kuo said in a tweet that other suppliers can help to make up for component shortages. Kuo said that the Samsung Display and BOE can largely fill the initial supply gap caused by LG Display’s issues with the appearance of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max display panels. Apple’s analyst also said that it should not take much time for LG Display to address the issue.
Kuo’s commentary is good news for iPhone 14 availability later this year. 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.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has added to its list of suppliers for the iPhone 14 series in a bid to avoid potential supply chain shortages when mass production of the devices begins, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a series of tweets, Kuo said that the components from SG Micro have passed quality certification for the high-end iPhone 14 models, the Chinese company has been greenlighted to supply components for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) will use its power management integrated circuitry in the upcoming iPhones, and SG Micro specializes in integrated circuits. It’s the very first time that SG Micro has provided components for high-end iPhones Kuo notes this, implying that its technical capabilities have reached the “tier-1 level” required for use in premium consumer electronics.
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