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IPhone X's TrueDepth dot projector component cause mass production delays

13 October 2017

Way back in September, just before the iPhone X had been officially unveiled, KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo said that OLED iPhone production was under 10,000 units a day.

Nikkei, an Asia-focused English-language publication, is restating its claim concerning about the Apple's iPhone X production delays first reported late last month; chain suppliers are evidently still struggling with working up yields.

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 Romeo module has a dot projector which employs laser technology to beam the 30,000 infra-red dots over the face of a user in order to map the unique characteristics and features of the user's face.

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A tech executive familiar with iPhone X production told Nikkei Asian Review on Thursday that manufacturers are still struggling to ideal 3-D sensors and in particular dot projectors in Apple premium handset's TrueDepth camera system, though the person could not pinpoint exactly the problem.

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.

Yuanti Investment Consulting analyst Jeff Pu predicts that the iPhone X will soon enter mass production and units will start shipping out of China in the third week of this month. However, he changed his prediction of how many iPhone Xs will be produced this year from 40 million to 36 million units. 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. The 64GB iPhone X will be priced at $999, while $1,149 should get you the 256GB model.

IPhone X's TrueDepth dot projector component cause mass production delays