iPhone 12 Camera Production Runs Into Quality Issues, Apple Launch Plans May Not Be Affected: Ming-Chi Kuo

iPhone 12 lineup is reported to have met with camera quality issues during Creation.
One of Apple’s key suppliers, Genius Electronic Optical, has run into standard problems with camera lens production. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that Apple looks to turn to its other principal camera lens provider Largan to compensate for the missing order. Genius’ profits are predicted to be affected because of this. This is regarded as a minor hiccup and is not predicted to impact Apple’s launch schedule.

Kuo’s latest investor notice, accessed from MacRumors, details the problems confronted by Genius. The supplier sadly discovered the front-facing camera lenses to its lower-end 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ versions are seeing a few cracking coatings throughout high-temperature/high-humidity (HTHH) testing. This quality issue will lead to Genius some delays in providing camera parts for the approaching iPhones. However, Apple is expected to look at Largan to provide in greater amounts.

Kuo asserts that Largan is experiencing no such quality issues, and is on schedule for providing components to Apple. Largan seems to gain from this accident. We believe that in the uncertain timetable for [Genius] to solve the quality problem of film cracking, Apple will give priority to buying Largan’s non invasive 1/2.6″ 7P wide-angle lens at least in the initial supply stage to ensure that the two aluminium-framed ‌iPhone 12‌ can be scheduled,” Kuo is reported to have composed in his note.

Apple looks to fulfil its initial supply from Largan and the launching program isn’t expected to observe some further delay because of this manufacturing issue. But, Genius’ lapse in product quality can impact its gains and the firm my need to cut its prices by 30% as an incentive to gain Apple’s orders back.

Apple CFO Luca Maestri has already confirmed a small delay in iPhone 12 series accessibility this year due to several supply chain problems. Maestri, through an earnings call last month, confirmed that Apple suggested a delay in distribution by a couple weeks. There’s a report which appears to maintain a phased launch approach this season, wherein the business is reported to launch two 6.1-inch iPhone versions initially and later introduce the tiny 5.4-inch iPhone model and the big 6.7-inch version.

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