Face ID reported to be the cause of iPhone X delays

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Its well known that the iPhone X is the most anticipated phone of the year, eclipsing the likes of the just launched iPhone 8 and 8 plus, the Note 8, and the upcoming LG V30. The iPHone X is a completely new design for Apple with an edge to edge 5.8 inch OLED display, Face ID, and updated camera features. The demand is clearly huge for the iPhone X, which might have played into lukewarm demand for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

We all know that pre-orders for the iPhone X begin on October 27th with the official launch of the iPhone X being November 3. Of course the November date will leave a lot of people wanting sad as they wait even longer for the iPhone X. Huge demand and problems in manufacturing have plagued the iPhone X since the announcement of the device.

The iPhone X has already been known to be extremely constrained at launch, however with this Face ID issue, we may not see widespread availability for the iPhone X until well into 2018. We have always seen inventory issues with iPhone models at launch time, but this may be the most troubled inventory launch to date. The different improvements upon the security of the iPhone have caused a lot of problems for the company.

Multiple reports around the tech universe state that manufacturers have been having problems with assembling the components inside the Face ID sensor. Face ID has fairly complicated technology inside its sensor, so maybe this issue might not be a huge surprise. Analysts from multiple sources including USA Today are projecting that the iPhone X won’t be available for the masses until well into Q1 of 2018. Manufacturers are also having issues with building the OLED screen; causing huge problems with the iPhone X inventory.

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