Issues popping up for Apple iPhone X 3D sensor suppliers; low yields could affect production numbers

Issues popping up for Apple iPhone X 3D sensor suppliers; low yields could affect production numbers
With Apple slated to deliver the tenth anniversary iPhone X model on November 3rd, a new report published in Japan today says that production issues have cropped up in relation to the production of parts for Face ID. The new feature, which is found only on the iPhone X, uses the user's face to quickly unlock the phone and verify the identity of the user. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, suppliers of the 3D sensors used in Face ID are having problems achieving a decent yield rate.

Two executives who work for companies that supply parts for the iPhone say that it is unknown whether Apple will be able to meet the large number of orders expected after the launch of the iPhone X. One of the executives said that Apple is turning out a small number of units each day, in the range of tens of thousands of handsets. The iPhone X is being manufactured exclusively by Foxconn at its factory in Zhengzhou.

Yuanta Investment Consulting analyst Jeffrey Pu says that by his accounting, Foxconn will produce 2 million iPhone X units in September, with 10 million expected to be built in October. By the end of the year, 40 million iPhone X models will have been produced, says the analyst, down from his original estimate of 45 million. Pu adds that the 3D sensors are the only production issue remaining with the iPhone X.

Pre-orders of the premium handset are expected to begin October 27th. The 64GB model will be priced at $999 while the 256GB version will cost you $1,149.

source: NikkeiAsianReview

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33 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

Don’t even care about the article, I just find it funny that there’s a guy out there called “Jeffrey Pu”

3. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Shud i cancel my iphone X pre-order then?

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Ask Jeffrey Pu, not Nopers

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Better not say anything against the iphone on this site or your comment will get hidden with a disclaimer stating " some comments don't meet the forum rules so some comments have been hidden". Basically if you don't the iphone Get Out!!

26. ibend3

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 10, 2017

And you'll get banned.. :v

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Feelin' the value for what we get.

4. limporgyuk

Posts: 360; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Should have just put a finger print reader on the back like everyone else, also no hideous notch

5. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Its Good to see apple fail like this.

6. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Is this why apple reportedly asked suppliers to slow production of iphone x parts? Not to drive up a demand by creating a supply issue or anything...

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Do people take issue with how they do that? I thought it was a pretty common practice in all honesty... guess I was mistaken.

12. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Can i reply without you throwing another one of your rage fits?

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What?

16. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Last time i replied to one of your replies you went into one of your patented "im not an apple fanboy but..." rage rants and as hilarious as it was, id rather not have to read another one because i don't have time today, so I'm going to go ahead and ask beforehand so we can avoid it if possible. So if i reply to your reply, are you going to throw another rage fit or not? Simple question

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why would I?

10. mikehunta727 unregistered

Well yeah they told their other part suppliers to slow down a bit so that they don't have extra parts laying around waiting for more of 3D sensors to be made for X

11. supracer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

What happened to the article on the issues with the iPhone 8 users have been experiencing like the cracking sound when in a call?

24. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

It didn't fit their delusional "it just works" standards they tend to paint apple with, so, it had to be deleted for them to stay on the good side of their site sponsor...

13. whatev

Posts: 2266; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I just had a quick look to the galaxy s8 active review just to check some of the points claimed by fandroids here, I just scrolled down to the comments because I didn’t care about that phone, I could not identify any single comment that could be taken as a conflicting argument to start a fight from a supposedly apple troll, not any, just found fandroids whining about the score and why it didn’t scored higher than the iPhone 8, my point is that this site is overrun by android trolls who can’t stand the fact that there other brands and systems that are very popular and that are rated very high by reviewers and people in general, the numbers of apple trolls in this site should be considered insignificant in comparison to the counterpart

14. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

huh? most or all of samsungs high end phones are rated the best bro LOL...and benchmark scores dont mean much if you watch youtube doing samsung vs apple videos comparing how quick apps open, etc...samsung wins some, apple wins some...so ok, iphones are twice as fast vs any other high end android phones benchmark wise...twice as fast would mean apps opening a fraction of a second quicker, but then again, iphones are twice as fast slower too in certain apps LOL

18. whatev

Posts: 2266; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Can’t you read? Or you didn’t get my point, I wasn’t talking about speed, I don’t care if your Samsung is faster or slower because I don’t like it, I was referring to android trolls that claim and justify their trolling on apple articles because of the “excessive trolling” from apple trolls on android articles, was I clear or need graphics, statistics or something else to understand my point???

28. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Yes, iPhone is popular but this site seems to be the only "neutral" site that gives iPhone the highest rating, while most of the other sites give Samsung the highest rating. The battery test here is a joke. All tech reviewers demonstrated that Galaxies beat iPhones in every single scenario but not here. Also, haven't you met cnour, bankz and nctx before? Bankz is more popular btw.

29. whatev

Posts: 2266; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Then why coming to this site if you don’t like it? See my point?

33. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Then why care about fandroid if you don't like them? See the logic?

20. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The apple trolls may not of hit the s8 active article yet, they sure a hell hit others.

21. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Whatev, you need to go read the s8 active article again.

22. whatev

Posts: 2266; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I understand your point, at least I’m doing my part not supporting the troll, he’s not getting support on that article actually, I’m not even commenting there cause it’s pointless, I think everyone should do the same to stop this ridiculous nonsense trolling, it’s like we were in the playground

23. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Gotcha :)

32. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

The S8A might be the best phone currently. Including after the iphones release. I'm talking more about androids tho

19. aboona777

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

whatever happened to Liquidmetal use with the iPhone?? just wondering if it ever got used with anything else besides the sim card ejector pin..

31. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

I don't like Apple but I respect them. They without question have a place in the market. They cater to the ppl that have no idea how computers work, the ppl that press buttons and just expect things to work. For the incompetent. And those individuals aren't going anywhere

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