iPhone X production is expected to be hindered by the recently encountered problem, the truedepth camera. The facial recognition feature is facing complications with the 3D sensors. According to a report by Nikkei Asian Review.
iPhone X production is hindered by the shortage of fully functional dot projector, that works as a part of Face ID recognition. This is most definitely a bad news for the fans who skipped the iPhone 8 purchase, just to have their hands on the iPhone X.
The fact of the matter is there will be a serious supply shortage when the iPhone X launches, since the analysts from Nikkei told that Apple was producing only 10,000 iPhones a day. The estimations were of production 3 million iPhone X per year or 400,000 iPhone X per week.
Judging from trend analysis of past data, the iPhone sold 78.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 when the iPhone 7 was released. That accounts for 790,800 iPhones sold per day. Therefore the 10,000 units production per day is a disappointing low at best.
According to a Nikkei report, the most problematic component of the TrueDepth Camera is the dot projector, whose production problems had already been highlighted in September.
According to another report released, it seems that Himax Technologies have started delivering components dedicated to the TrueDepth Camera, making it easier to finalize it.
Inspite of improvements, Apple is still facing problems with iPhone X production, because of a technology that has not reached its full maturity. It requires more time and testing to be perfected. Because ultimately that’s the value proposition of a new feature right?
The speculations for iPhone X production are between 20-50 million within 4 months of the launch. But hopefully, the dot project issue will get resolved for good and supplies smooth out. The iPhone X will be available 3rd November and if you’re into HD gaming. We have an alternate proposition awaiting your views.