IPhone X Manufacturers Struggling With Facial Recognition Production Issues

With iPhone X release around the corner, Nikkei report says shortages expected

iPhone X Release Date, Pre-Order Update: Manufacturers Struggling With Face ID Components

Trouble with Romeo modules are reportedly holding back mass production of the iPhone X.

Earlier lst month, just prior to the iPhone X's official launching, the prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of the KGI Securities claimed that OLED production for the premium flagship smartphone was under 10,000 units per solar day.

The reasoning behind this forecast is that Apple's suppliers are still struggling to flawless manufacturing of the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera and 3D facial recognition system, reads the report.

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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. Specifically, problems are still arising with the iPhone X's dot projector, the component responsible for illuminating a user's face with 30,000 infrared dots to create a depth map of a user's face. Despite this prediction, Pu still expects Apple to begin mass production of the iPhone X in the middle of this month. Not terribly long ago, a financial newswire said that Apple's yield for the iPhone X was 10%. In a separate report from Nikkei Asian Review, says that the issue seems to be with the part of the dot projector previously dubbed "Romeo." As it stands now, iPhone X pre-orders are still on track to open up on October 27 with deliveries expected to arrive on November 3.

Besides the Face ID, the iPhone X has other features the recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus don't have. The iPhone X also features Animoji, which are customized animated emoji that users can use to express their emotions on iMessage. The iPhone X, like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, features wireless charging capabilities, is waterproof and supports augmented reality apps.

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