Recent information has it that the iPhone 14 series production might face some supply issues. These issues should have no effect on the rollout or launch of the devices within this series. Apple seems to have worked out its suppliers to make up for component shortages in the event of any.
Spreading out its supply quotes is serving the company well, as analysis proves that some of them will face some issues. The likes of Micro with the LPDDR5 memory and LG with the panels. Apple on its part has up to three suppliers for panels and memory components. This will help the company because when any supplier falls short of their quota, the next can make up for this shortage.
In a recent tweet, Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that there is a supply issue that is plaguing Apple’s supplies for the coming iPhone 14 series. According to his analysis, these problems won’t affect the iPhone 14 series production or launch date. He highlights two major areas that will see this supply shortage.
The first area is memory, as we know the iPhone 14 series will use the LPDDR5 RAM. The suppliers for this are Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix. According to Ming-Chi, two of these suppliers will face some issues in quickly meeting their quota. But, the supplies coming from Samsung are more than able to offset the shortage of others until they are ready to arrive.
The second area is panels, in this article, we outlined three major suppliers for the iPhone 14 series. Out of all three, Samsung will make the most supplies, with LG Display following close and BOE trailing behind. But LG Display is facing some issues which should be resolved in no time. Until there is a fix to this, supplies from the other two will make up for any shortage.