Apple Has Allegedly Reduced FaceID Accuracy to Speed Up iPhone X Production

Face ID is the marquee new feature on the iPhone X.                  Apple

Now this supply constraint because of the Facial Recognition would hamper to an extent the possible sales, Apple could have had because of the 10th Anniversary iPhone, if it were not for production delays. While it is the standard time for past iPhones, the new levels of complexity on the iPhone X made the timeline "aggressive", according to an unnamed source who spoke with Bloomberg. Various features make it stand out from the rest of the range, including its edge-to-edge 5.8-inch screen, its Face ID technology and the option of wireless charging. The standout feature of the iPhone X, Face ID uses a series of sensors to detect and analyze people's faces. Consumers may be holding out, but if they want to get their hands on the iPhone X, it may just be hard.

A new report from Bloomberg details the problems Apple has had, and perhaps is still having, with the new face recognition technology employed by the upcoming iPhone X. According to Bloomberg Apple has had to compromise in quality to get the phones ready.

In other Apple news, Director Arthur D. Levinson sold 35,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The company says there's a one in one million chance a random person could pick up your iPhone X and unlock it with their face, compared to a 1 in 50,000 chance on Touch ID devices.

Over the past decade, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) financial performance has become increasingly reliant on a single product: the iPhone.

In an astonishing turn of events, Apple has secretly told the press that iPhone X facial recognition will not work well.

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Latest to lend rumor to the woes is the Nikkei, with the Japanese paper suggesting that Apple will have significantly fewer iPhone X units than it was hoping to this year. As if the public's wariness wasn't bad enough, production of Face ID's 3D sensor, which consists of a dot projector, flood illuminator, and infrared camera, has been plagued with issues, with the dot projector proving to be particularly problematic. The dot projector is the main reason for the production problems.

Dot projector yield rates were supposedly as low as 20% not long ago, and manufacturers have slowed down production rates in order to assemble the modules more accurately.

KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo predicts 2M to 3M units available on launch day and 25M to 30M in the holiday quarter.

In addition, Apple gave suppliers two years to learn the technology and manufacture it with precision.

Meanwhile, early sales of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, unveiled in September at the same time as the iPhone X, might also prove disappointing to Apple.

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