According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst, SG Micro components have successfully passed quality certification for the high-end iPhone 14 models. This means that the Chinese firm has been given the green light to supply components for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
According to MacRumors, Apple will use SG Micro, an integrated circuit manufacturer, to supply the company’s power management integrated circuitry for use in upcoming iPhones.
According to Kuo, this is the first time SG Micro has supplied components for high-end iPhones, implying that the company’s technical capabilities have reached the “tier-1 level” required for use in premium consumer electronics.
According to Kuo, certain iPhone 14 components, such as display panels, are experiencing supply chain issues. Regardless, the analyst believes that these issues will have little impact on the upcoming mass production of iPhone 14 models, which are expected to be announced in September.
The lineup is expected to include an iPhone 14 with a 6.1-inch screen, an iPhone 14 Max with a 6.7-inch screen, an iPhone 14 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen, and an iPhone 14 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch screen.
However, it is possible that Apple will discontinue production of the iPhone mini with a 5.4-inch screen this year.
According to a recent report, the price of the upcoming iPhone 14 will be $100 higher than the price of the iPhone 13.