Apple lowered iPhone X's Face ID accuracy to meet demand

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There has been a nonstop string of reports regarding production challenges, complemented by dire estimates on the supply side of the equation.

"Bloomberg's claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication", an Apple spokesperson said. The firm owned 130,349 shares of the iPhone maker's stock after selling 10,594 shares during the quarter. Apple's vision for how Face ID will work is super ambitious and relies on highly sophisticated components that have never been assembled in a package this small before.

Analyst Steven Pelayo predicts 13% iPhone unit growth in CY18 with ASPs up 12% on the year due to the higher iPhone X price.

"It quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture, according to people familiar with the situation", Bloomberg reported. An article in Nikkei Asian Review is titled "Apple to settle for half its planned iPhone X shipments this year".

Apple did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment. "However, the iPhone 8, with only 1% of the market after one month, is tracking significantly lower than the iPhone 7 (3.6%), iPhone 6S (3.4%) and the iPhone 6 (5.8%) after one month".

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The iPhone X relies on a Face ID feature for unlocking tasks previously managed by Touch ID, which the newer device lacks.

A SURVEY indicates that Apple users are not over-excited about the new model, while analysts are reporting a shortage of stock for the holiday season.

Reports have been circulating for weeks about manufacturing issues with a part of the iPhone X's facial recognition sensor - the part that projects the infrared dots to map faces. Manufacturers have now improved dot projector yields to around 50%. The system uses a two-stage process because the dot projector makes big computational demands and would rapidly drain the battery if activated as frequently as the flood illuminator. At the phone's official unveiling in September, executives boasted that there was a one in a million chance that an interloper could defeat Face ID to unlock a phone.

According to the report, Apple did not give its suppliers extra time in addition to the standard two-year lead time to get the new, hard technology correct. "We believe unit growth will be driven by the large and loyal installed base of users (approximately 600-700m) that have patiently been waiting for more differentiated products such as the iPhone 8 series, and in particular the iPhone X (and follow-up models)". Pre-orders for the iPhone X go live October 27th at 12:01am PDT and the device will be available in stores on November 3rd.

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