Several reports in the past did suggest that Apple is facing production issues with its special-edition iPhone X. Now, a new report by WSJ further indicates that Apple is indeed is facing some issues that might cause production delays.
According to the report, the facial recognition system deployed on the new iPhone X is causing production delays. The technology essentially uses two modules – one module responsible for capturing data while the other module is supposed to interpret the captured data. It appears Apple is facing technical issues with one of the modules which has reportedly cause serious production issues with the announced but yet to be launched handset.
Therefore, it appears demand for the iPhone X will outlast the supply as only a limited number of handsets will be available around its scheduled launch in November.
Earlier this month, the iPhone X was spotted on popular benchmarking database GFXBench. According to the listing, the device manages to pull off single and multi-core scores of 4095 and 9969 respectively. Interestingly, these happen to be highest single and multi-core scores bagged by any smartphone on Geekbench. As of now, the Galaxy S8 is the most powerful Android-powered smartphone in the market with single and multi-core scores of 2024 and 6279 respectively.
The iPhone X is equipped with the new A11 processor which Apple claims “is the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone”. It packs 6-cores featuring 2 high-performance cores that offer 25 percent improved performance compared to the A10. While the 4 high-efficiency cores are said to be 70% faster than its predecessor.
The company has officially unveiled three iPhone models this year during its keynote at the new SpaceShip Campus. These include the anniversary edition iPhone X, pronounced as the iPhone 10, along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Alongside its 2017 iPhone line-up, the company also announced the upgraded Apple Watch 3 as well as the 4K-capable Apple TV.