Unfortunately, it’s also the component that Kuo believes is causing the biggest problem for Apple’s suppliers because he believes the camera module is what’s causing the yield problems for the iPhone X.
If you can wait, though, a few rumors have already popped up about what Apple has in store for 2018. However, Kuo predicts the camera will only show up in the iPad Pro, not the cheaper, smaller, consumer-grade tablets.
According to a renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), Apple will add TrueDepth cameras to the iPad Pro to maintain an equal user experience for the iPhone X and iPads as well.
Apple news site MacRumours, which reported the first case, said it was common for there to be a “very low percentage of defective units” given the large quantity of iPhones manufactured. What’s less clear is whether or not Apple will kill off the home button or if the 2018 iPad Pros will have either an edge-to-edge display, an OLED display, or both. Apple uses a TrueDepth camera for Face ID on the iPhone X.
The world will get its first taste of Apple’s Face ID tech when the iPhone X is released on November 3.
This is another way that Apple is getting people to shell out more money in order to use the new iPhone’s premium features.
The statistics may change in the second half of the year with launch of Apple’s new smartphones and Google unveiling Pixel and Pixel 2, and Xiaomi launching its much awaited bezel-less smartphone, Mi Mix 2. The move to 3D sensors isn’t simply an attempt by Android manufacturers to copy Apple, but rather a move necessitated by the constants of hardware supplies. Considering the number of confirmed reports, he also suggested that there was a chance the faulty batteries were just randomly distributed. And it’s even easier to spot the iPhone X in the wild right now. Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $146.00 price target on shares of Apple in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Saratoga Research & Investment Management now owns 667,132 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $95,840,000 after acquiring an additional 4,137 shares during the period. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.