Apple has added it to the list of suppliers for the iPhone 14 series in a bid to avoid potential supply chain shortages when mass production of the devices begins, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

in a series of TweetsKuo said that the SG Micro components have passed the quality certification for the high-end iPhone 14 models, which means that the Chinese company has been given the green light to supply components for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

SG Micro specializes in integrated circuits, and Apple will use integrated circuits to manage power in its upcoming iPhones. Kuo notes that this is the first time that SG Micro has offered components for high-end iPhones, which means that its technical capabilities have reached “Level 1” required for use in premium consumer electronics.

Kuo recently said that some iPhone 14 components such as display panels Facing supply chain problemsHowever, the analyst believes the issues will have a limited impact on the upcoming mass production of iPhone 14 models, which are expected to be announced in September.

The lineup is expected to include the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, but there will be no “mini” device this year.

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