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IPhone X Suppliers Still Struggling With 3D Facial Recognition Sensors

8 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

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. Some iPhone X suppliers are facing yield issues with key components, one of the components is the dot projector for the TrueDepth camera that powers the facial recognition functionality. According to a new report, the suppliers are still facing issues with this component.
The dot projector is the component that projects 30,000 dots on the user's face which creates a depth map that the Face ID authentication system uses to decide whether...
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Report: 3D sensor production struggles continue, iPhone X yield estimated at 400K/week

Report: 3D sensor production struggles continue, iPhone X yield estimated at 400K/week

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Nikkei is repeating claims of iPhone X production delays first reported last month ; suppliers are apparently still struggling with ramping up yields.
Today's report specifically pinpoints the 3D sensor components, which Apple calls the TrueDepth camera system, as the bottleneck. The news comes as an independent analyst claims iPhone X production is now at 400K a week.
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IPhone X Supply Revised Lower Yet Again as TrueDepth System Still Faces Production Issues

IPhone X Supply Revised Lower Yet Again as TrueDepth System Still Faces Production Issues

8 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

A new report today yet again suggests that customers looking to get an iPhone X this year might face quite the challenge.
Jeff Pu, an analyst with Taipei-based Yuanta Investment Consulting, has cut his forecast of the number of iPhone X devices that will be produced this year from 40 million units to 36 million. It's the second time he has revised down his estimate, which originally totaled 45 million earlier this year.
The underlying reason is that Apple's suppliers are still struggling to perfect manufacturing of the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera and 3D facial recognition system, according...
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