Sep 27, 2017

WSJ New Report Backs KGI's Claims That True Depth Camera Sensor Problem Causing Delays Of iPhone X Production

The Wall Street Journal new report backs recent KGI's claims which he believes the TrueDepth camera may be the main production bottleneck of a iPhone X ramp, because it combines several more sensors than rival phones, making it harder to reach productions.


The report, citing people familiar with the situation, saying it has taken more time to assemble the Romeo module than the Juliet module, both part are iPhone X's new TrueDepth facial recognition system for Face ID. 

The Romeo and Juliet components are yin-and-yang parts of the new facial-recognition system that will allow iPhone X owners to unlock their phones by scanning their faces, these people said.

It has taken more time to assemble the Romeo modules than the Juliet modules, they said, creating an imbalance in supply. That has served as a bottleneck for the iPhone X’s mass production, according to one person, which could possibly crimp supplies beyond typical initial shortfalls when the phone is released Nov. 3.

The so-called Romeo module reportedly includes the dot projector that beams more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face, while the Juliet module includes the infrared camera that analyzes the pattern.

Lastly, one of The Wall Street Journal's sources said the assembly process is now moving smoothly, but the production issues add to concerns about extended shortages when iPhone X sales begin in early November, as the device officially launches November 3.

Via MacRumors And 9to5Mac, Image Via ExtremeTech

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