Apple reduced Face ID accuracy to ease production

Apple to settle for half its planned iPhone X shipments this year

Apple should be able to work out supply constraints for the iPhone X by the end of the first quarter, he said.

Apple's willingness to reduce the accuracy of Face ID could be a potential concern for consumers looking to embrace this new technology. It seems that some of these deals may close soon and could ramp up the iPhone X production in the new year.

Though Bloomberg's report notes that Face ID is still "far better" than Touch ID, if their sources are right, the iPhone X might not be as secure as promised. By relaxing TrueDepth specifications, Apple is hoping to improve production rates since more units can pass quality control requirements.

Patently Apple posted a report this morning titled "Bloomberg makes a Serious Charge that Apple is Comprising Face ID to Keep iPhone X production on Schedule".

Apple could not immediately be reached for comment outside regular business hours. The iPhone maker reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.10.

According to the Nikkei Asian Review report, the reduction in supply is due to the components needed for the iPhone's new face authentication feature.

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The firm - headed up by Tim Cook - is set to launch its latest, and supposedly greatest, smartphone ever next month with the release of the iPhone X, and RBS reckons there will be a large and loyal user who "can't wait" to splash more than US$1,000 on the handsets.

Buzz surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone X is huge, and much of the hullabaloo centers on the device's new facial recognition technology, which is apparently so advanced that it makes fingerprint sensors look as modern-age as cave drawings and fire-hardened wood.

By comparison, Apple reportedly sold 5.5 million copies of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in its first weekend. As if the public's wariness wasn't bad enough, production of Face ID's 3D sensor, which consists of a dot projector, flood illuminator, and infrared camera, has been plagued with issues, with the dot projector proving to be particularly problematic. Sharp and LG Innotek are other companies that have also struggled completing this task, with only 20% of the technology being usable off the assembly line. The projector then flashes 30,000 dots onto the face which the phone uses to decide whether to unlock the home screen. 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.

Just as an aside, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that he is happy with his iPhone 8 and won't be rushing out to buy the iPhone X on day one.

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.

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