iPhone Camera Lens Supplier Refutes Kuo Report on Quality Issues, Says Production Still Running Without Issues

Last week, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple camera lens suppliers Genius Electronic Optical had discovered issues with cracking coatings on the wide-angle camera lens destined for the lower-end 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ models. Kuo noted that the issue was unlikely to have an impact on the iPhone 12 shipping schedule.

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Genius Electronic Optical has since refuted the report, maintaining that its production is still running without issues and that demand from its clients remains normal, according to DigiTimes. In any case, Apple also has Largan Precision as a camera lens supplier for iPhone 12 models, so customers are unlikely to see any impact regardless.

Apple is widely expected to announce four ‌iPhone 12‌ models this year, including a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch model, all with OLED displays and 5G connectivity. While new iPhones usually begin shipping in late September, Apple recently indicated that supply will be available "a few weeks later" this year.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Apple's largest manufacturing partner Foxconn commenced its seasonal hiring spree to assist with iPhone 12 production.

Read our iPhone 12 roundup for an overview of rumored features and specs.

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Top Rated Comments

im2fast4u Avatar
32 months ago
classic denial story - Kuo knows your supply chain inside-out better than you!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
32 months ago
Who to believe?


* Marketing arm of Genius Electronic Optical?

or

* Kuo, a credible analyst with over a decade of accurate predictions?


2017 - Kuo predicts no Touch ID on 2017 OLED iPhone and 6.1" LCD coming in 2018 (half of the Internet disagrees)
2018 - Kuo predicts death of 3D Touch in 2019 (mouth breathers claim that's impossible)
2019 - Kuo predicts the frame of the 2020 iPhone will have a "similar design to iPhone 4" (essentially confirmed)
2020 - Kuo predicts periscope lens won't appear until 2022
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Billyk711 Avatar
32 months ago

Kuo is probably wrong... he gets quoted a lot, but per usual there is rarely an article showing whether his track record is glowing or trash. Usually it seems, the closer to the actual release his info maybe more relevant, otherwise I think its a toss up..
He is wrong a lot, the only time he is correct is when he says Apple will release new iPhones in September with faster processor better cameras and battery. Guy is always wrong
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
32 months ago

Who to believe?


* Marketing arm of Genius Electronic Optical?

or

* Kuo, a credible analyst with over a decade of accurate predictions?


2017 - Kuo predicts no Touch ID on 2017 OLED iPhone and 6.1" LCD coming in 2018 (half of the Internet disagrees)
2018 - Kuo predicts death of 3D Touch in 2019 (mouth breathers claim that's impossible)
2019 - Kuo predicts the frame of the 2020 iPhone will have a "similar design to iPhone 4" (essentially confirmed)
2020 - Kuo predicts periscope lens won't appear until 2022
What is that saying that "even a broken clock is right twice a day?"
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
32 months ago

What is that saying that "even a broken clock is right twice a day?"
Are you confusing Jon Prosser with a broken clock?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
32 months ago
Cunningham's Law states "the best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it's to post the wrong answer."

Kuo's wrongness elicited an Apple supplier to reveal something.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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