iPhone 14 — analyst says camera lenses cracking as Apple switches suppliers – Tom's Guide
The iPhone 14 is likely just a couple of months away, and things in the production space are very probably heating up as Apple prepares to meet the inevitable demand. But things may not all be well in paradise.
According to renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Twitter (opens in new tab) (via 9to5Mac (opens in new tab)), Apple has switched to a new supplier for the iPhone 14’s camera lenses last minute. The current supplier, Genius, has allegedly run into issues with “coating-crack” on the lenses, which is a quality issue.
(1/2)One more quality issue. My latest survey indicates one of Genius’s iPhone 14 rear lenses likely suffered from coating-crack (膜裂) quality issues. Apple had transferred about 10 million lens orders to Largan from Genius to avoid affecting iPhone 14 shipments. https://t.co/CsQtmHLZjyJuly 27, 2022
Kuo says that Apple has instead moved its order of 10 million units to another supplier, Largan. While this seems like Apple is up against the wall as far as timing goes, Kuo seems confident that Largan can meet the order in time. However, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be some supply issues when the iPhone 14 launches.
We don’t think Apple will delay the iPhone 14, but this supposed supplier switch might cause inventory issues when the phone does come out. New iPhones are usually hard to come by at launch, but the iPhone 14 could be a little worse than the norm. We’ll have to see.
Making sure that lenses are strong is surely important. You’d be surprised at how much of a beating they take in your day to day life. A cracked lens spells doom for your camera, so it’s good that Apple is reportedly ensuring that it doesn’t happen with your shiny new iPhone 14 — at least in regular use.
We expect the iPhone 14 and the rumored iPhone 14 Max (a 6.7-inch non-Pro iPhone that is believed to replace the mini series) will continue to use the same 12MP main and ultrawide sensors. However, rumors and leaks suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max main cameras will get an upgrade to 48MP, which could level up the phones’ capabilities in low-light scenarios.
The front cameras on all four iPhone 14 models are expected to get a lower aperture (for letting in more light) and auto-focus for sharper selfies. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard much about rumored zoom upgrades for the iPhone 14 Pro devices. In fact, a periscope zoom may not be offered until the iPhone 15.
Other leaks and rumors point to huge differences between the iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro. For example, only the Pro models are tipped to ditch the notch and feature an always-on display. And we’ve also heard that the regular iPhone 14 will stick with the existing A15 Bionic chip while the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will jump to A16 Bionic and feature faster RAM.
Be sure to follow our iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro hubs for all of the latest info as we get closer to the autumn.
Indian iQOO Z7 goes on sale – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com
Last Friday, iQOO announced its India-exclusive Z7 5G smartphone with the Dimensity 920 chipset and 44W charging. Now, iQOO India and Amazon have the phone on open sale. The phone is available in Norway Blue and Pacific Night colors. The 6/128GB model is listed for INR 18,999 while the 8/128GB model is going for INR 19,999.
ICICI/HDFC CC&DC Full Swipe and CC EMI transactions are eligible for an INR 1,500 instant discount. The vivo E-Store is offering a free voucher worth INR1,000. Buyers are also eligible for a no-cost EMI up to 3 months.
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Cane Creek Announces 3D-Printed Titanium eMTB Cranks – Pinkbike.com
PRESS RELEASE: Cane Creek Cycling Components
Cane Creek introduces their next offering of titanium cranks, the Cane Creek Electric Wings, to join their iconic eeWings. A crankset designed specifically for the rigors eMTBs face, the innovative Electric Wings are 3D-printed from titanium, resulting in a product that is both incredibly durable and lightweight.
With the Electric Wings, riders can experience the benefit of carbon cranks, without the fear of damage from rock strikes. Electric Wings are as light as carbon, yet as durable as heavy aluminum cranks, making them the perfect choice for those looking to maximize their ride time with confidence.
Implementing advanced 3D-printing additive manufacturing techniques enable freedom in design, opening the door for Cane Creek to set a new benchmark for durability
A New Level of Durability
Break rocks – not cranks – with the Cane Creek Electric Wings. eMTBs are known for taking a beating on rough terrain, which can easily compromise the integrity of carbon cranksets. With the Electric Wings, riders can now enjoy peace of mind, knowing that their cranks are up to the challenge. Whether riders are climbing through a rock garden or hucking to flat, the Electric Wings will give riders the confidence needed to tackle any obstacle.
Compatible with electric bike drive units that use an ISIS motor spindle: The Cane Creek Electric Wings fit Bosch/Yamaha, Brose, Fazua, TQ, Bafang, Specialized motors and more, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of eMTB models.
Lightweight & Stiff
Weighing a mere 383grams – Electric Wings are as light as carbon eMTB cranks while still maintaining one of the best stiffness to weight ratios on the market – Constructed from 6/4 Titanium
Implementing advanced additive manufacturing techniques enable freedom in design, opening the door for Cane Creek to set a new benchmark for durability with a titanium crankset designed for electric-assist mountain bikes.
Cane Creek Electric Wings are now available at select Cane Creek dealers, distributors and factory direct at www.canecreek.com. These 3D-Printed Titanium eMTB Cranks are $1299.99 and shipments of 165mm length cranks are expected to begin in March
Cane Creek Cycling Components – Titanium Cranks
City of Pointe-Claire signs a partnership agreement with Sport'Aide – Pointe-Claire
At the March 14th Council meeting, the City of Pointe-Claire signed a partnership agreement with Sport’Aide. The independent non-profit organization was created in 2014 by a team of 3 people concerned by the phenomenon of violence in sports.
The organization aims to offer support and guidance services to young athletes, as well as to the various actors in the Quebec sports world (parents, coaches, sports organizations, officials and volunteers) who may have witnessed violence against young athletes.
This agreement will allow the City and the para-municipal sport clubs, the Aquatic Club and the Canoe Kayak Club, to obtain personalized consulting services and to be assisted in the development and adaptation of sport safety policies and procedures.
“Pointe-Claire is the first city to sign an agreement with Sport’Aide, positioning it as a leader and further demonstrating our City’s commitment to maintaining a healthy, safe, harmonious and inclusive sports and recreation environment. I would like to thank our dynamic Sports and Recreation team and its director Mr. Gilles Girouard. This partnership demonstrates our proactivity and our concern for the quality of services offered to our community.” Said Tim Thomas, Mayor of Pointe-Claire
From left to right: Tim Thomas, Mayor of Pointe-Claire and Sylvain Croteau, Instigator and General Manager of Sport’Aide
Information : 514 630-1200, email@example.com
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