Tech giant Apple brings new changes and features to its users on regular basis. But this time the company has surprised all its customers with another big move. As per a recent report by a Korean trade paper, Apple is facing some major challenges to get a supplier for the upcoming iPhone 14’s front-facing camera.
This challenge made Apple go for an expensive deal with LG Innotek. LG Innotek, which is a South Korean company will be a supplier for the latest iPhone14 and iPhone 14 Pro. Apple will now use LG Innotek’s components in these two models for the front camera. Also, the new camera will offer an auto-focus function.
The new front-facing camera is expensive
The camera is known to be a high-end front camera which will cost almost three times more than camera units Apple has used in its previous iPhone models.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that all four iPhone 14 models including iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max will offer autofocus in their front camera along with a wider f/1.9 aperture.
With this deal, LG Innotek becomes the first-ever South Korean manufacturer to supply that one particular component to Apple.
Apple wanted to deal with LG for iPhone15
Initially, Apple had plans to associate with LG Innotek for the upcoming iPhone 15. However, the time limit for launching iPhone 14 was getting over so the company decided to use the components in iPhone 14.
Korea IT news said that it is understood that the delay is due to quality problems during the quality tests from Chinese camera manufacturers.
Last year, Apple announced the new iPhone 14 at its annual fall event. It is not year clear how much this iPhone 14 will cost but it is quite sure the upcoming model is going to be expensive. Also read: Tried and Tested Ways on How to Remove Virus from iPhone