Earlier today, a report detailed how the slow iPhone X production was running at only 40-percent of the usual rate. There are a combination of reasons for this, including suppliers having a hard time keeping up with orders, but a new report reveals the main reason for the slow production.
The culprit appears to be the complicated True Depth Camera System that new iPhone X utilizes. The news comes from trusted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who revealed the news in a research note acquired by MacRumors.
Apple’s implementation of the 3D sensing technology used for FaceID is far more complicated that what has been put in a mobile device. It uses multiple complicated systems to function properly including a structured light system, time-of-flight system and the front-facing camera.
Kuo calls the FaceID technology “far more complex” than anything else Apple’s rivals have used in the past. The difficult production of the True Depth Camera System has led to a bottleneck in production of the iPhone X.
Kuo goes on to say that Apple will ramp up full production in mid-October right before pre-orders for the device are live on October 27 and the release date following on November 3. In the past, Kuo stated he believed Apple would ship between 40-50 million units of the iPhone X this year, but demand wouldn’t be met until some time next year.
It goes without saying, but expect the iPhone X to be extremely limited upon its launch.