The release of the iPhone 14 has been eagerly anticipated by Apple fans worldwide, but according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the flagship has a coating crack quality problem.

The coating crack, according to the analyst, was intended to be used in the phone’s rear cameras, but since it is defective, the tech company has been having production problems.

This coating crack issue is posing a risk to the tech giant, since it may delay the shipment of the iPhone 14 lineup, which is scheduled to hit stores this fall. Given how important the problem is, Apple has contracted with a new coating supplier; this time, a Taiwanese company called “Largan” will help the tech giant with the iPhone 14’s camera lenses.


Ming-Chi Kuo recently tweeted that “Apple had transferred about 10 million lens orders from Genius to Largan to avoid affecting iPhone 14 shipments.” This indicates that the tech giant has stopped purchasing lens coating from “Genius” and will do so permanently if that company can’t resolve its coating crack quality problem.

While highlighting a different issue with the production of the iPhone 14, Kuo wrote that a variety of panel and memory suppliers are experiencing component shortages.

Despite this, Kuo claimed that the issue will be easily resolved because Apple has brought in a large number of suppliers to fill the component gap.

“I have learned that recently some iPhone 14 panel and memory suppliers have experienced supply issues”, however indicating little to no impact he added that “other suppliers can fill the supply gap.”

Apple is doing everything it can to keep up with demand, manufacture, and deliver the iPhone 14 by the projected date despite a number of production issues. Once available, the iPhone 14 is anticipated to outsell the iPhone 13 and surpass its all-time high revenue of $448 billion.