It looks like a relatively new vendor for Apple is getting the spotlight for the iPhone 14 models.
According to a new survey by supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has tapped Sunny Optical to be the largest supplier of wide camera lenses for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. Kuo says the vendor makes two different versions of the wide-angle lens: a high-end version for the iPhone 14 Pro models and, you guessed it, a low-end version for the regular iPhone 14 models.
The shipping allowance of Sunny Optical’s high-end 7P wide lens (used in two high-end iPhone 14 Pro) and low-end 7P wide lens (used in two low-end iPhone 14) was from 50 to 60% and from 55 to 65%. , respectively. The supply proportion of Largan and Genius is about the same.
The report indicates that Sunny Optical has recently increased its capacity and plans to continue to pursue Largan and Genius, two other suppliers of the company.
Sunny could also play a major role with the iPhone 15
In addition to playing an important role with the iPhone 14, Apple could also leverage Sunny Optical for the iPhone 15. According to the survey, the supplier could become the main supplier of the ToF (Time of Flight) lens of the iPhone. from next year.
Sunny Optical could become the main supplier of ToF lenses for iPhone 15 in 2023. Genius is the main supplier of existing ToF lenses, so it will be more negatively affected than Largan.
Apple is expected to host an event in September where the company is expected to announce the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and AirPods Pro 2.
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