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Supplier of supposedly faulty iPhone 12 camera lenses says they're fine. Nothing to see here.

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iPhone 12 concept (Image credit: ConceptsiPhone)

What you need to know

  • iPhone 12 camera lens supplier Yujingguang says it's parts are fine.
  • This after analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said it was struggling to meet quality control needs.
  • The company says "production is still running without issues".

Last week saw analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claim that the supplier of one of the iPhone 12 cameras is struggling to meet quality control requirements. Yujingguang's cameras were having a "coating crack quality problem" according to Kuo, but now the company – also known as Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) – says he's wrong. There's no problem at all, according to a DigiTimes report.

Of course, GSEO would say that, wouldn't it?

Smartphone-use lens modules Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) has maintained its production is still running without issues, and demand from its brand handset clients remains normal.

Regardless of which of the pair is telling the truth here, Apple also has Largan Precision working as a camera lens supplier for the iPhone 12 and it's thought that any problem would be minimal in terms of Apple's overall iPhone yield.

Apple is expected to announce two iPhone 12 and two iPhone 12 Pro models in October after it was confirmed that the handsets won't be ready for their usual September launch window.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.