Production issues are expected to clear up in mid-October but Apple's other suppliers may start to see issues in the near future. File photo.
Production issues are expected to clear up in mid-October but Apple's other suppliers may start to see issues in the near future. File photo.

Apple iPhone 13 series reportedly facing production issues

By IANS Time of article published Sep 30, 2021

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The Apple iPhone 13 series is reportedly facing production issues because of a Covid-19 wave in Vietnam which has limited manufacturing capacity for the devices' camera systems.

The disruption is mainly associated with constrained supplies of camera modules for the four iPhone 13 models because a significant number of its component parts are assembled in Vietnam, reports Nikkei Asia.

The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max all feature sensor-shift optical image stabilisation. In 2020, the technology was only available on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Bringing it to every model has put a strain on Apple's suppliers.

The production issues are expected to clear up in mid-October, but Apple's other suppliers, such as Foxconn and Pegatron may start to see issues in the near future.

Apple suppliers are also facing issues due to new energy restrictions in China. The outages have been focused in areas where smartphones are assembled.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini include a smaller notch allowing for more display area. The notch is 20% smaller, and the new Super Retina XDR display is 28% brighter.

The iPhone 13 features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display.

Additionally, it sports a new A15 Bionic chipset under the hood, which Apple says is up to 50% faster than the chips of leading rival, and offers up to 30% better graphical performance. | IANS

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