Apple is planning to release three new iPhones with Face ID this year and has added two Chinese suppliers to provide 3D sensing modules for its facial recognition system, reports The Korea Herald.
Apple plans to equip three new iPhones with Face ID this year. It seems to be diversifying suppliers for a stable supply of the key parts after supply constraints delayed the iPhone X’s launch last year. Sources said LG Innotek will remain as the main vendor, while the secondary Chinese suppliers will produce the remainder. Sharp that supplied parts for the iPhone X reportedly failed to renew the deal.
Notably, on January 8th, LG Innotek announced an investment of $820.9 million to build additional production facilities for camera and next-generation modules. Most of the spending will go to Apple orders, according to industry watchers.
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