Apple is a company known for not taking risks, opting to go the safe route in most instances. Be it the under-display camera, which, to this date remains flawed in one way or the other or the 5G connectivity, which arrived to the iPhone a bit later in comparison to the likes of OnePlus and Samsung.
Today, it has been revealed that in an attempt to save overall costs, Apple will reportedly change the ways it produces camera modules for the iPhone, with new reports stating that it will supposedly opt to produce each of the camera lenses separately, in an individual manner, in contrast to procuring them all together and pre-assembling the same.
As per a new report from The Elec, till 2020, Apple's iPhone camera lenses had been produced via the company's suppliers Sharp, LG Innotek and O'Film, with the lenses being pre-assembled.
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This is set to change, since Apple is considering changing its camera module supplier to Foxconn, in order to save overall costs. MacRumors reported recently, citing this report that Foxconn, in a bid to take on this new responsibility has now received brand new inspection equipment from the South Korean company Hyvision System.
This new system will check whether or not the Telephoto, Ultra-Wide and wide camera lenses, consisting of the optical axis and image sensors are aligned or not since an incorrect alignment could result in reduced image quality.
These new changes, as mentioned earlier, were being done to save costs, but, as of now, the report has mentioned that it is unclear whether or not these savings would be translated to the cost of the product.
It is also unknown whether or not the new production method and Foxconn's role in this camera assembly will be used for the iPhone 13, but, given as to how the iPhone 13 is in production, we might see the iPhone 14 benefit from this new change.
In other Apple news, as is rumoured each time a new iPhone is set to release, it is being speculated that the iPhone 13 series could finally shrink the notch, but, as always this is to be taken with a pinch of salt since the usual hype ends up dying at the start of the launch when Apple showcases the same old notch on top.