Apple increases its supplier base, Before releasing iphone 14
Washington [US]: Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 14 series in September, and to avoid any launch delays, the Cupertino-based tech giant has expanded its component suppliers.
GSM Arena claims that this offers it a negotiating advantage in addition to enabling it to reduce dependence on suppliers. Additionally, Apple’s list of suppliers has expanded in advance of the iPhone 14’s introduction as a result of China’s SG Micro passing the quality tests for the more expensive iPhone 14 models.
According to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, SG Micro would probably provide the PMICs for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
For the first time, the Chinese company will be supplying Apple with components, demonstrating that its technological capabilities have reached the tier-1 level needed to produce high-end, luxury consumer electronics.
According to GSM Arena, if SG Micro receives orders from Apple for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, it will help Apple avoid delays in iPhone shipments due to component shortages and also benefit financially.
Kuo recently said that some iPhone 14 components, such as display panels, are facing supply chain issues, but the analyst believes the issues will have a limited impact on the upcoming mass production of iPhone 14 models, which are expected to be announced in September.
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.AHowever, the tech giant might discontinue the 5.4-inch iPhone mini this year.
A recent report said that the upcoming iPhone 14 is likely to be $100 more costlier than iPhone 13.
This report is auto-generated from ANI news service.