IPhone 12, more hiccups in production: the camera is to blame

Hiccups are not missing for the launch of iPhone 12, but problems with the production of the camera should not cause more delays

It does not seem to have peace the market launch of iPhone 12. Apple announced that the smartphone will be released late, between October and November, and according to some rumors the four phones could be presented in two phases. Now problems with the camera production raise fears of a new postponement.

According to new rumors, the camera supplier of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max due out in late October has encountered a snag in the coating of the wide-angle sensor lens. The coating is reportedly prone to cracking with some frequency, a manufacturing defect that was discovered during quality checks. Despite the problem, the release of the first two iPhone 12 models of 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch is not expected to be further delayed.

iPhone 12, camera hiccup

According to reports by Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities, there would be problems with the camera supplied by Genius Electronic Optical to Apple. In particular, during a quality test, a manufacturing defect has emerged for which the coating of the lens of the wide-angle camera included in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max would be subject to cracks with a certain frequency. A defect that, however, arises at high temperatures and high percentages of humidity, in conditions therefore decidedly abnormal and extreme compared to the daily use that a user could do.

iPhone 12, a new postponement of the launch?

Generally, Apple's new iPhones are launched for years in September, but for 2020 due to production problems related to the emergency coronavirus it was necessary to postpone. Apple provided the time window between late October and the first weeks of November as the launch period for the iPhone 12. Despite the defect found by Genius Electronic Optical there should be no further postponements. Confirmed, therefore, the launch for the end of October, unless there are new delays.