Apple extends the list of its iPhone 14 parts suppliers
There is hope that Apple will get the supply chain issues under control by expanding the list of its iPhone 14 component suppliers. One of the companies to join that list, SG Micro, has already been approved by Apple’s quality certification department, and will begin to ship components, specifically PMIC (power management integrated circuitry), batteries and level shifters as soon as in Q3 2022. The trial production of iPhone 14s has already started, and mass production is to begin in August.
It’s a beneficial deal for both parties, with Apple hoping to deal with the ongoing supply chain problems, and SG growing its revenue and further building up its reputation. Apple is expecting its iPhone 14 sales to exceed last year’s iPhone 13 sales numbers, and believes that even a worldwide recession will not affect its sales figures. Indeed, July 2022 sales are still strong amidst an overall drop in smartphone demand.
Tipped to launch on September 13, the iPhone 14 series should include the iPhone 14, iPhone Pro and the Max versions of both. The Pro models will presumably feature a larger camera bump with an upgraded 48-MP sensor and the new A16 chip.