The corporation, through its partners, purchased special equipment for checking the quality of cameras from the South Korean company Hyvision System. The new system will check whether the lenses of wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto lenses, as well as optical equipment, are correctly aligned. The report says that defective optics can directly affect the quality of smartphones.
According to sources familiar with the situation, Apple previously purchased modules for cameras from partners LG InnoTek, Sharp, and O’FILM. The companies supplied the lenses assembled and in a complete set. Now the American corporation will purchase them separately and check the quality of each component. According to experts, with the transition to a new, more profitable delivery format, the company has actually learned to save on the assembly of cameras for smartphones.
The quality control of the equipment will be handled by Foxconn, which is a long-time partner of Apple and one of the main iPhone assemblers. The estimated amount that the company will save on the production of each phone is not disclosed.