Apple will unveil the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models later this year, with numerous changes. Recently, it was revealed that the iPhone 14 components are experiencing supply chain issues. However, these issues will have little impact on smartphone mass production.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims in a series of tweets that while Apple’s supply chain limitations exist, other suppliers can help compensate for component shortfalls. For example, the supply disparity caused by LG Display can be loaded up on a larger scale by Samsung and BOE.
Furthermore, LG Display’s issue with the appearance of the display on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max can be easily resolved. Finally, there will be no effect on the mass production of iPhone 14 models.
I have learned that recently some iPhone 14 panel and memory suppliers have experienced supply issues, but it should have a limited impact on the coming mass production of the iPhone 14 because other suppliers can fill the supply gap.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) July 19, 2022
The analyst also provides some information about what is going on. Regarding memory, Kuo stated that Samsung is pretty much the only supplier for Q3 2022 and can meet the demand for the iPhone 14 Pro due to increased production. Micron and SK Hynix will most likely begin shipping no earlier than Q4 2022, as the former’s certification schedule began later and the latter has experienced quality issues.”
Overall, Kuo’s comments go well for the iPhone 14’s release later this year. 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 are expected to be part of the lineup.