TrueDepth Camera is Holding Back iPhone X Production [Report]

TrueDepth Camera is Holding Back iPhone X Production [Report]

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The primary bottleneck holding back production of the iPhone X is its new TrueDepth camera, according to a recent report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

TrueDepth camera may be main production bottleneck of iPhone X ramp. The 3D sensing (TrueDepth camera) on iPhone X is composed of a structured-light system, time-of-flight system and a front-facing camera, which represents a far more complex structure than those of rivals. It will therefore be harder to achieve mass production. While we project iPhone X will see output ramp up meaningfully in mid/ late October, tight supply may only start to ease in 1H18F due to strong demand.

Earlier today, DigiTimes reported that Apple was asking some suppliers to slow down delivery of components as product ion is not moving as quickly as expected.

Kuo expects component shipments to ramp in mid to late-October. With pre-orders for the iPhone X set to go live on October 27th, the device will likely be in extreme short supply. Pre-orders are expected to exceed 40-50 million units.

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[via MacRumors]


TrueDepth Camera is Holding Back iPhone X Production [Report]
eyeyey - September 26, 2017 at 2:55pm
Still can't stand iPhone X's notch at the top. So ugly and unrefined. Camera still pops out at the back another design failure.
biggestyomouth - September 26, 2017 at 9:39am
the iPhone x was definitely a rushed job
D4xM4Nx - September 26, 2017 at 9:23am
Maybe Apple should've delayed the iPhone preorders until December? Naturally they don't want to miss the holidays sales, but short supplies may impact them anyway.
MUKAI - September 25, 2017 at 5:38pm
This crap of a phone has been labeled garbage a long time ago.
Hmm - September 25, 2017 at 11:10pm
Says who?
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