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

Face ID is the marquee new feature on the iPhone X.                  Apple

Face ID is the marquee new feature on the iPhone X. Apple

Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. now owns 24,371 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $3,501,000 after buying an additional 108 shares during the last quarter. That brings me to the second point. Prior to the iPhone X, the technology was most notably found in Microsoft's Xbox Kinect controller. According to the analysts, even after this, there might still be an initial shortage of iPhone X's to cater to the demand. The initial shipments are expected to touch just 20 million. For comparison's sake, Apple sold 78 million iPhones during the same period last year-though that did include all models.

With just days to go before customers can pre-order the new iPhone X, some news reports are pointing to a less-than-sunny outlook for Apple's latest device.

Well, now it's going with plan C. Which is to seed the press with the bad news that this technology does not work very well.

If Face ID is less reliable or on par with the competition, "that would mean a win for competitors and a loss for Apple", Schneemann suggested. The iPhone X has ditched the home button and adopted "an organic light-emitting diode display". The price of the phone alone will help boost revenue numbers, though perhaps not to the levels once thought possible thanks to all of the production issues the phone has faced since the summer. According to the Nikkei, it took until the end of September before parts suppliers were able to meet the right yield targets.

Apple's reported struggles to manufacture the iPhone X have become a major story, and the latest anonymously sourced report suggests the company made concessions to get enough phones built in time for its November 3 launch. However, multiple sources close to production have provided statements that seem to confirm Apple's new relaxed requirements.

The Royal Bank of Canada is tipping USA tech giant Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) to become the first company with a market value of US$1trn.

Apple let its suppliers weaken the accuracy of the iPhone X's facial recognition system in order to speed up the phone's production, according to a Wednesday Bloomberg report.

Security experts have also expressed skepticism that the facial recognition system used to unlock the phone will be more secure than fingerprints or a password. This is for verification of the person.

The 3-D sensor has three elements: a dot projector, flood illuminator and infrared camera. The projector then flashes 30,000 dots onto the face which the phone uses to decide whether to unlock the home screen. This is down from Kuo's earlier forecast of 40 millio units.

When Apple knew that it would be too tedious a task to implement this, it should have at least given the suppliers some extra time, instead of the typical two year lead time.

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