According to AppleInsider, a note from TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo to customers revealed that another manufacturing issue is affecting some phones in Apple’s iPhone 12 family. In June, we told you that supplier of OLED panels Beijing Oriental Electronics (BOE) failed in tests conducted by Apple and Samsung. That may be the reason why Apple decided to order five times more OLED panels from LG Display than the number of OLED panels purchased from this supplier last year. According to the report, LG Display will supply 20 million screens for the entire iPhone 12 line this year compared with the 60 million that Samsung expected.
There is no delay in the launch of the iPhone 12 due to production issues
The latest manufacturing issue involves cracks found in camera coatings for wide-angle camera lenses made for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max. They are manufactured by Genius Electronic Optical. According to the report, the problem emerged during the high temperature and humidity test and Kuo not seeing these cracks forced Apple to delay the launch of the iPhone 12 5G 2020 models because Genius Electronic Optical was not single source of parts. The analyst noted that Largan supplied Apple with similar parts, and they did not experience the same problem with its product.
According to Apple, Apple will release the iPhone 12 a few weeks late
While Kuo can’t guess how long Genius Electronic Optical might take to fix the problem, he hopes the supplier will give Apple a discount to continue shipping the part in question to the tech giant. . The same company is said to be working with Apple to develop a periscope lens that will give some iPhone 14 models by 2022 a vastly improved telephoto experience. Be available now iPhone 11 Pro and The iPhone 11 Pro Max is equipped with a telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. Apple is expected to increase the optical zoom by 3x this year IPhone 12 Pro models.
Apple itself has said that the release iPhone 2020 will be delayed for a few weeks, which means we might see the first 5G handsets from Apple in stores around October or November. Earlier this year, Apple’s supply chain. was running at a lower rate than maximum as the coronavirus spread across Asia. Therefore, the delay announced by Apple’s CFO Luca Maestri has nothing to do with cracks in the camera coating and has much to do with the global pandemic.
We expect to see Apple announce four new iPhones this year, all of which support both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G signals. These phones will be powered by the TSMC-manufactured A14 Bionic chipset using a 5nm process node. This chip will have 15 billion transistors mounted inside. Both the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max will have 4GB of memory while the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will have 6GB of storage. The base models are expected to start with 128GB of storage or more. The new phones are also making a return to the popular flat design that Apple originally used with Iphone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s series.
The latest rumored specifications suggest that the non-Pro models will have a Wide and Ultra wide camera on the back while the Pro models will add a telephoto camera. There have been some questions about whether Apple will equip the entire iPhone 12 family or just the more expensive Pro models with LiDAR depth sensors. First found on the 2020 iPad Pro, this is a Time-of-Flight sensor that measures how long infrared rays take off from an object and back to the phone. With this data, more precise depth calculations can be performed that allow for an increased bokeh blur effect for portraits and enhanced phone AR capabilities.