Apple removes Chinese companies from the list of iPhone 14 selfie camera suppliers
By 9to5Mac and according to Korea IT News, Apple has decided, unlike previous years, the selfie camera of the new generation iPhone to be supplied by Korean company LG Innotek instead of Chinese companies. This is the first time in the history of iPhones that a company operating in South Korea has taken over the task of supplying the selfie camera.
Apparently, Apple has informed its major business partners that its decision to implement this change in iPhone 14 is definitive. Apple initially planned to go to LG Innotek parts in 2023 when producing iPhone 15; But due to the long-awaited quality of Chinese suppliers, it has finally pushed forward its plans and plans to use the selfie camera of a Korean company in the iPhone 14.
For years, Apple has supplied the iPhone selfie camera through Chinese companies and Japanese companies Sharp supplies. Anonymous sources say that due to the development of capabilities and the addition of features such as automatic focus, the unit price of the iPhone 14 selfie camera has increased almost three times compared to previous models.
- iPhone 14 selfie camera will likely be equipped with autofocus
- iPhone 14 Pro will be equipped with a 48 megapixel camera and a larger sensor
LG Innotek is also already seen among Apple’s suppliers, making high-end rear cameras for the company. LG Innotek together with Sharp will be responsible for the iPhone 14 selfie camera. LG Innotek is expected to earn hundreds of millions of dollars just by supplying the iPhone 14’s selfie camera. LG Innotek has been able to independently implement features such as the optical image stabilization system in its cameras so that it does not need other companies.
According to some rumors, Apple this year for the first time in the history of iPhone Pro models will use a 48 megapixel main camera.