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LG Innotek may supply front-facing cameras for the Apple iPhone 14

By Cookie Monster - on 24 May 2022, 12:00am

LG Innotek may supply front-facing cameras for the Apple iPhone 14

The Apple iPhone 14 may come with a front-facing camera manufactured by LG Innotek. 

ETNews claims this is the first time in the history of the iPhone that Apple will use a front-facing camera module manufacturede by a South Korean company. Chinese firms and Sharp were the main supplierrs of the front-facing cameras for the iPhone. Moving forward, LG Innotek and Sharp will be the main suppliers of the front-facing cameras.

The decision to go with LG Innotek is due to Apple reclassifying the front-facing camera as a "high-end" component and quality concerns with Chinese suppliers. LG Innotek was initially scheduled to supply the front-facing cameras for the iPhone 15, but plans were brought forward. LG Innotek is reportedly preparing for the mass production of the front cameras ahead of the expected launch in September.

As the front-facing camera for the iPhone 14 will have autofocus capability, the cost is estimated to have increased nearly three times. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported in March 2021 the iPhone 14 lineup could have a punch-hole cutout that house an upgraded front camera with autofocus feature.

Source: ETNews

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