Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that, despite some reports, the supply chain for the upcoming iPhone 14 line-up isn’t affected by current geopolitical tensions.
“Although some investors have recently worried that the mass production and shipment schedule of the iPhone 14 models may be affected by geopolitics, my latest survey indicates that there are currently no impacts on the supply chain of the iPhone 14 models,” he tweets.
The iPhone 14 line-up is expected to debut in September or October. Among the rumors about the smartphone update:
° Apple will use different grades of OLED panels (made by Samsung Display) between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
° The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will both pack 6GB of RAM and a newer and faster type of memory.
° Some models may cost US$100 more than their iPhone 13 counterparts.
Apple make its latest A16 processor exclusive to the Pro models in the iPhone 14 lineup.
° At least some of the models will be eSIM-only.
° The iPhone 14 Pro will contain 8GB of RAM.
° Some will sport 120GHz displays.
° The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models will have a hole + pill design.
° The top two models have also have OLED screens.
° They will support the Wi-Fi 6E standard.
° Black, white, blue, red and purple will be the color options for the iPhone 14, while graphite, gold, silver and purple will be available on the iPhone 14 Pro.
° There will be a new purple colorway for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro that shifts in tone depending on the lighting.