Troubling Romeos For iPhone X Face ID Could Lead To Supply Shortage

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

Apple’s self-proclaimed ‘future of smartphones’, iPhone X, has reportedly been hit by a production snag. The reports surrounding it claim that the Apple is facing a difficulty in procuring components of Face ID, which is the standout feature of iPhone X, and this could lead to limited stocks for a long time to come.

According to the Wall Street Journal report, this manufacturing glitch could lead to a significant shortage of iPhone X, whose pre-order has already begun and the delivery is expected to start from November 3.

Also Read: iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs Comparison

Missing Romeos

The facial recognition feature in iPhone X that will be used to unlock and make mobile payments by reading your face, consists of two components. One is the home of the projector that uses a laser beam to create a 3D map of the user’s face, which the company calls it Romeo, while the other is the infrared camera that helps to read that map, and is being called as the Juliet. It is being said that the face ID feature works better when these components work in tandem.

Where’s the challenge? The challenge Apple is facing right now is that the assembly of Romeo component in iPhone X was taking longer than Juliet. That is to say, there are more Juliets than Romeos.

Also Read: Top 6 iPhone X Features That You Can Experience On Android Phones

Things Back on Track

While the same report of the Wall Street Journal assured that the things are back on track for Apple, and they are working hard to meet the delivery date on time. But, this is not the first time iPhone X has hit a snag. Initial reports also suggested that Apple is falling short of OLED displays that will be used extensively on the new iPhones.

Ashish KumarAshish Kumar

He is Journalism graduate, sports lover, and a passionate reader. Just like others his eyes is also filled with dreams and believes that one day those dreams will come true. Cheers!

Related Articles

ImageSamsung Republic Day 2023: Best deals on Galaxy Z Flip 4, S22 Ultra, and more

Samsung India has announced the “Grand Republic Sale,” which offers huge discounts and cashback on various Samsung products, including Galaxy smartphones, laptops, tablets, wearables, TVs, and electronic appliances. Until January 21st, the sale will be accessible on Samsung.com, Samsung Exclusive Stores, and the Samsung Shop App. The Galaxy Z Fold4 (review), Galaxy S21 FE (review), …

ImageApple iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS FAQ: Everything You Need To Know

Apple’s next generation of iPhones are official, and certainly one of them is the biggest iPhone they have ever made. The new premium iPhones are called – the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Not much has evolved aesthetically in comparison to iPhone X but Apple has made major changed under the hood. Biggest ever change …

ImageFoxconn May Soon Start Apple iPhone X, XS Trial Production In India

Foxconn, the contract manufacturer for Apple plans to test the waters by commencing Apple iPhone X and iPhone XS production trails in the Indian subcontinent. This development comes at the backdrop of boiling US-China trade tensions. The Cupertino giant is already manufacturing its iPhone SE and iPhone 6s in India and with this move it could avoid import duties. If …

ImageFuture iPhone could come with an In-Display Face ID, New Sensor Announced

Most of what Apple brings to the table becomes a norm and is eventually followed industry-wide. The notch became the red hot thing of the smartphone world after Apple’s iPhone X. AMS which supplies optical sensors for Face ID, has announced a new in-display TCS3701 sensor. Let’s dive into the details. The New sensor: Implementation and Implication Apple’s supplier AMS …

ImageVivo X Fold 2 could specifications tipped online; Check details

We got to see Vivo’s first ever foldable smartphone Vivo X Fold this year followed by the launch of the Vivo X Fold+ 5G. However, none of the Vivo foldable made it to the Indian shores which was a disappointment for the Indian fans. In a recent development, it is being said that Vivo is …

Discuss

Be the first to leave a comment.

Related Products