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Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c production negatively affected by poor camera lens module yields

0. phoneArena 17 Sep 2013, 01:57 posted on

According to the chatty Taiwan supply chain, production of Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c models are being marred by poor yields of the camera lens module; and while those vendors performing below average weren't mentioned by name, the supply chain gossips said that Largan Precision was the only producer of the part that was turning out above-average yield rates...

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posted on 17 Sep 2013, 02:38 6

1. rency0722 (Posts: 58; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


No more Sony, because Xperia Z1 has exclusive custom-made Exmor RS now. :)

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 07:36 2

8. Shatter (Posts: 1983; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Sonys horrrible software kills the camera. If they actually had good software it would be the 2nd best camera phone only beaten by the Lumias.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 07:47 3

10. buccob (Posts: 1344; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


You are partially right... horrible camera software made by Mobile department... Z1 uses a software made along Camera department team...

Hopefully they keep using each specialist for their next phones...

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 02:54 2

2. hateftotti (Posts: 135; Member since: 03 May 2011)


The newest marketing trick from Apple

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 03:43 2

4. criticism (Posts: 46; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Exactly! The next week, they will say our KEYBOARD yields are low!!! Funny Apple!
But maybe not! When you are making Phone with plastic and craps, then the yield might not good!

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 08:56 1

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Maybe. But if the rumors are true, Apple won't be selling as many iToys this quarter, which is not going to be good for their share pice.

In other news, if there are indeed problems with camera lens yield, expect more 'issues' with lens flare and what-not. Remember the purple 'flare' issue with the early iP5? Never a dull day in Apple-land.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 10:48

12. jaxson983 (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


Keep in mind that the people buying iphones don't care. Tons of people with line up with their old iphones in hand and trade it in for the new one or just buy it. Remember the iphone 2 when the antenna didn't work, they released it anyway and people still bought it. Always the line "but apple never releases anything unless its perfect"

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 13:40

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I don't doubt for a second that the die-hard fans will buy the latest edition iToy. It is what the general consumer does that matters. If there is truly a shortage of phones to sell, then Apple's sales results will disappoint, and their share price will reflect the disappointment.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 03:25 8

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2428; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


More cheapness of overpriced iCraps.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 04:36

5. chocolaking (Posts: 430; Member since: 22 May 2012)


tsk tsk tsk.. apple... are you copying the same game how HTC was playing earlier this year ? Lol..

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 05:05 2

6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 923; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


sony xperia z1 takes the crown,hey 5S wanna use my Exmor RS?

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 06:00 1

7. Finalflash (Posts: 1550; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It's just another excuse lining up for a below average quarter when sales numbers aren't as amazing as expected. The 5s is the 3rd Apple release when everyone is thinking "maybe next time" again. They will likely only report sold numbers of all iPhones as usual and claim supply chain issues. This could also be an affect of their supply chain diversification if it actually is true. Cheaper but less reliable manufacturers and therefore, less consistent parts. Buyers beware.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 07:37 1

9. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I don't expect the overall sales of either to be small, at least the history for the standard model has shown otherwise. Regardless, shortages like this shouldn't be happening as much as they are because Tim was their supply chain guru and he's now running the company. Either the people he's delegating to aren't as good as he was or the massive changes to suppliers is having a negative impact. That being said though, who wouldn't want to sell 147 million units of any phone? If that happens, it's impressive numbers.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 04:38

15. jsdechavez (Posts: 701; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Low demand perhaps? Then again, Apple will definitely try to cash in on the low-supply-everywhere-sold-out-everywhere gimmickry...to keep hold of the stocks from falling steeply.

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