It seems that there is a hitch in the production of the iPhone 12, which in any case should not cause further delays compared to what Apple had predicted in recent weeks.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities, one of the suppliers of MelaGenius Electronic Optical, he frequently encounters cracks in the lens coating of the wide-angle camera that should be mounted on the two "non-pro" 5.4 and 6 iPhone 12s. 1 inch. The manufacturing flaw emerged during quality control tests conducted at high temperatures and high humidity – in conditions far from everyday, then, but enough to force Apple to say no.
In concrete terms, it is very difficult that Genius will be able to correct the problem in good time to keep the commitments made with Apple previously. This means that, at least for the first game, Apple will be forced to turn to another supplier, probably Largan; and in order to stay in the game, Genius will have to apply large discounts on subsequent orders – even 30% is assumed.
During the last financial report, Apple announced what had been rumored for some time: compared to the usual, iPhones will be a few weeks late this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At first the two 6.1 "models will be available, then the iPhone 12 Max and the iPhone 12 Pro; the 5.4" iPhone 12 and the 6.7 "iPhone 12 Pro Max will arrive later.