Apple will reportedly use LG Innotek, a long-time supplier of camera modules, and Jahwa Electronics, a parts manufacturer, for future folded zoom camera modules. The technology will enable iPhones to include a periscope-style lens with only a minor camera bump.
According to the Elec, Jahwa is investing $151 million in new facilities. Apple paid a visit to Jahwa’s South Korean plant last year.
Jahwa currently supplies telephoto optical image stabilization (OIS) actuators to Samsung for the Galaxy S22 series.
According to Elec, Apple customarily requests that its suppliers build dedicated facilities and production lines for its needs, implying that a partnership is likely with the new facility supplying OIS actuators for iPhones only.
The parts manufacturer is expected to begin supplying Apple in the second quarter of next year, just in time for the next iPhone 15 lineup.