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IPhone X Suppliers Still Struggling With 3D Facial Recognition Sensors

13 October 2017, 01:38 | Casey Mitchell

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Reports continue to mount that Apple suppliers are still facing production issues with the iPhone X, as manufacturers are still struggling to ideal the smartphone's 3-D sensors.

Ever since the iPhone X was announced, it has consistently been reported that the handset will be in short supply for several months after it's released.

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Tesla is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs due to some rear seats not locking into place, according to the Associated Press . Tesla will be emailing customers with affected models today, and will be arranging service appointments.

The technology firm later unveiled the top-of-the-line flagship with an official release date almost a couple of months after the announcement, anticipatedly because of the issues relating to the mass production and component supplies. The anonymous tech executive says that the dot projector, part of the TrueDepth Camera system, is responsible for the production delays. The assembly of Romeo has reportedly taken more time than Juliet, meaning there were more Juliets than Romeos. Romeo for the dot projector, Juliet for the reader.

According to a new report from Nikkei, Apple is still encountering production issues with the aforementioned TrueDepth Camera system, the component which serves as the foundation for Face ID.

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iPhone X features the new A11 Bionic chip with a special neural engine that helps power Face ID which unlocks the device by taking a 3D scan of the users face. However, since this issue has still not been sorted out, he has revised his own 2017 iPhone X shipments prediction down from 40 million units to 36 million.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also previously predicted mass production of the iPhone X will begin in mid or late October.

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Apple shipped a millions of iPhones in the preorder period alone and the industry analysts as well as the Wall Street widely believe the same will happen for the hugely-anticipated iPhone X despite the whopping $1000 price point. Still, when the Apple opens the preorder for the iPhone X on October 27, expect shipping delays and critically limited supply. The 10th anniversary device will be offered in 64GB and 256GB starting at $999.



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