According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is changing its strategy when it comes to making the Face ID sensor in the next iPhone X. The requirements have been lowered so that suppliers can produce these sensors much faster. Update : Apple says the claims are "completely false".
The KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, shared a disturbing report a few days ago. According to him, Apple will not be able to produce enough iPhone X units for first weekend sales alone. Apple is expected to have about 2 to 3 million units on launch day. The company could suffer from chronic shortages over several months.
The iPhone X contains many advanced components and the production of tens of millions of these components has been difficult. One of them is the dot projector in the Face ID sensor. This component projects a network of infrared dots to create a 3D map of your face based on the reflection of these points. It's basically like a Kinect in a phone.
Apple generally sets strict rules for quality assurance. Components that do not meet specifications can not be used in a device. And suppliers must rigorously test all parts.
And yet, the company could have been too aggressive with regard to the iPhone X's release plan. The factories could have used more time to plan and improve their production facilities in order to Accelerate production.
Apple now requires fewer tests on completed modules. This means that some modules will be as good, but some modules may not be as accurate. But it also means that production should be faster.
There is a 50,000 chance that someone else can unlock an iPhone with a Touch ID sensor. Turning to face recognition, Apple originally claimed that it would be safer – the chances that someone else unlocks your phone should have been one in a million with Face ID. It is not known if the change today will affect this number.
Apple's statement concerning the report:
The customer's enthusiasm for iPhone X and Face ID has been incredible, and we can not wait for customers to get their hands on Friday, November 3rd. Face ID is a powerful and secure authentication system that is incredibly simple and intuitive. use. The quality and accuracy of Face ID have not changed. It continues to be 1 in a million probability of a random person to unlock your iPhone with Face ID.
Bloomberg's claim that Apple has reduced the precision specification for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new benchmark for face-to-face authentication.