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One of the biggest factors that has led to alleged issues with iPhone X production is said to be a shortage of functional TrueDepth camera components, which are used for Face ID. At one point in the production of the camera hardware, it was said that only 20% of the dot projectors, a critical component for Face ID, were functional. According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, those production issues have now been resolved. Kuo says that Apple "won't repeat" the supply and production issues with the 2018 iPhone models that it has faced with the iPhone X. Rumors have suggested that the Touch ID fingerprint sensor currently used on most iPhone models will be eliminated in the next generation... Read more...
It's not very often that we hear Apple speak about rumors and the numerous reports concerning its products. However, if Apple does take the time to respond, it's often when a story widely misses the mark and casts an incredibly negative light on its products – especially a product that is just days away from launch. Such is the case with a report that appeared this morning suggesting that Apple told its suppliers to reduce the accuracy of the TrueDepth camera system used for the iPhone X's Face ID system in order to boost device shipments. Apple calls the report "completely false", and provided the following statement in reference to the Bloomberg report: Customer excitement for iPhone X and... Read more...
Everyone is wondering just how well the iPhone X is going to perform when it lands, and specifically how well Face ID will work. Even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has doubts about how well Face ID will function. A report has now surfaced claiming that Apple was forced to reduce the accuracy of Face ID in order to speed up the production of the iPhone X. This comes after another report this week claiming that Apple would only receive half the number of iPhone X smartphones this year that it had planned. One of the components of the iPhone X said to be slowing the production of the device is the 3D sensing module that powers the TrueDepth camera and Face ID. According to the new report,... Read more...
When the first rumors emerged that Apple would be going with bezel-free flagship iPhone, many assumed that the company would be using a Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded within the actual display panel. However, this wasn't the case, and Apple actually developed a facial scanning tech that worked in conjunction with the front camera as a new way to unlock the smartphone and to authorize payments. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now said that his research shows Apple will be ditching Touch ID altogether from all 2018 iPhone models. Kuo says that instead of Touch ID, Apple will move completely to Face ID as its authentication method because it perceives the tech as a competitive advantage over Android... Read more...
We're still a little less than three weeks away from the commercial launch of the iPhone X, but the rumor mill is already stirring the pot when it comes to Apple's next product release. In this case, one famed Apple analyst claims to have the inside scoop on the next generation iPad Pro family.According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets that will launch next year will feature the TrueDepth camera system that is one of the headlining features of the iPhone X. The TrueDepth camera system includes an infrared camera, flood illuminator and dot projector to enable the Face ID facial recognition system. This allows you to unlock your iPhone X just by looking... Read more...
After months of anticipation, the moment has finally arrived for Apple fans around the globe. The iPhone X (pronounces iPhone Ten) has just been announced, and for better or worse, it's just as we expected. If you've been following HotHardware at all over the past few months (and especially during the past week), then you already know much about the flagship smartphone that was supposed to remain a closely guarded secret until today. For starters, the new iPhone X features a 5.8-inch OLED display called Super Retina Display, with a resolution of 2136x1125 (458ppi), which is a nice upgrade from the LCD panels used on all iPhones to date. This dwarfs the 4.7-inch display on the iPhone 7 and... Read more...
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