Report claims iPhone X suppliers struggling to produce 3D sensor components

Report claims iPhone X suppliers struggling to produce 3D sensor components

Following the introduction of the iPhone X in September, pre-orders for the device will begin later this month, and it's expected those who are late to pre-order can expect lengthly shipping delays, potentially leading into late December and early January. According to a new report, the suppliers are still facing issues with this component. Specifically, manufacturers are purportedly working to flawless the dot projectors. The dot projector, dubbed Romeo, uses a laser to beam 30,000 infrared dots on the user's face to map their unique traits, while the receiving module is called Juliet.

A big part of the new iPhone, the TrueDepth camera powers the Face ID recognition feature, animoji, and Portrait Mode selfies.

As these dates near, it's only natural that Apple has begun to put up advertisements for the next-generation iPhone on billboards throughout the world in cities like Tokyo, San Francisco, Toronto, London, and more.

The good news is that the iPhone X is undoubtedly the most technologically advanced iPhone had ever created.

Jeff Pu, an analyst with Yuanta Investment Consulting, also identified the dot projector as the troublesome component that is holding back mass production. Not terribly long ago, a financial newswire said that Apple's yield for the iPhone X was 10%. However, the analyst has cut his forecast of 2017 iPhone X production by 10% to 36 million units. The 64GB iPhone X will be priced at $999, while $1,149 should get you the 256GB model.

Besides the Face ID, the iPhone X has other features the recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus don't have.

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