Demand for the new iPhone 13 range has seen Taiwan-based camera component suppliers give priority to Apple over Samsung, and Chinese phone companies.
Apple has previously benefited from processor manufacturer TSMC prioritizing it during the global chip shortage. Now camera lens component companies are also electing to service Apple's requirements, specifically because of demand for the iPhone 13.
Reportedly, Samsung sold fewer smartphones in 2021 Q3 than was expected. At the same time, Chinese manufacturers including Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, are already holding high inventory levels.