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Kuo claims Apple iPhone X’s overwhelming demand will only be adressed in early 2018

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iPhone X will not be readily available until the 2018 due to production issue relating to TrueDepth Camera System components.

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Kuo claims iPhone X's overwhelming demand will only meet in 2018


Apple has already introduced the 10th anniversary premium flagship smartphone, the iPhone X, to the public last month. The iPhone X was unveiled back in September 12, with Apple will start taking pre-orders on October 27 and ships on November 3rd. However, there is still a continuous production issues with the $1000 handset phone and will probably leave most of the prospect buyers without the iPhone X until 2018, according to a new note by Ming-Chi Kuo, the ever reliable analysts from KGI Securities.

In a note obtained by The Velvetiere, the analysts transmits that the critically acclaimed iPhone X will not be out in the market this year as it will take the Cupertino-based company some time to really increase the model’s production to meet the overwhelming demand.

Apple iPhone X TrueDepth Camera System

The great news, however, is that the world’s most valuable company in terms of market capital has reportedly directed any remaining production matters linking to the iPhone X’s TrueDepth Camera System feature. Apple purportedly stumbled on some speed wallops with the TrueDepth Camera System component due to the intricacy of the supplies required. With that point of issue apparently been settled, Kuo claims that the iPhone maker in 2018 will produce around 245 – 250 million units of the iPhone X, upped from the roughly 220 million iPhone units the analyst believes Apple will sell this 2017.

Advertisement Meanwhile, the iPhone sales figure are constantly going stronger, fairly speaking. Though an immerse in iPhone sales is to be anticipated given the mass of loyal Apple fanbase who are holding out for the official release of the iPhone X in the wild, KGI Securities analyst notes that the huge demand for the iPhone 8 Plus has been skyrocketing than expected. So while some pundits have pinpointed to weak iPhone 8 sales as a manifestation of frailty, Kuo preserves that the overall iPhone 8 demand is where it must be.

Ming-Chi Kuo’s note writes in part:

The market generally refers to 2017 as the super cycle of the iPhone, but we think the real super cycle will be in 2018 for the following reasons:

TrueDepth Camera’s production issues will be significantly addressed in 2018.

The new models launched in 2018F will enjoy a longer sales period than those unveiled in 2017.

And the product mix, specifications and designs of new iPhone models from 2018F will be more competitive

Kuo suggested that once the iPhone X’s production issues are all resolved in the fourth quarter of the year, the shipments will “pick up strongly” in the first half of next year.

Apple will begin taking pre-orders for the iPhone X on October 27 and will hit the shelves on November 3rd. The iPhone X will be available in 64GB and 256GB storage configurations starting at $999. The iPhone X sports with a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge Super Retina OLED display.

As every time, the sales figures will judge for itself and we will have a better hold on iPhone X demand when the pre-orders starts later this October.


Samsung To Reverse Engineer iPhone X’s Face ID, 3D Facial Recognition Coming To Galaxy S9

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 follow iPhone X’s 3D facial recognition as it will reverse engineer TrueDepth camera system-enabled Face ID.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 to copy Apple iPhone X Face ID

It’s time for us technology enthusiasts to begin looking at the future yet again. You’ve got to like hearing rumors, speculations and predictions from industry analysts as well as leaks. Just as we are done with the launches of Apple’s iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2 devices, a new details for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9 is emerging online.

The very first leaks about the Galaxy S9 arrived early on this year. It is widely believed that owing to enhanced mass-manufacturing and production processes, the South Korean technology giant is able to speed up the flagship’s development. With the futuristic all-screen iPhone X, the Cupertino increased the antes in the mobile industry by a little. Now, i seems like the Korean OEM will once again follow the design.

Samsung Galaxy S9 To Equip With Snapdragon 845 SoC And Face ID-esque 3D Facial Recognition — TrueDepth Camera System— From The iPhone X

Apple’s 2017 special media launch event made us be nostalgic about the better moments. It made us think when Apple used to be ahead of the loop. The Face ID, which enable by TrueDepth camera system, marks the ceremonial debut of 3D facial recognition in the mobile industry. And it’s the Cupertino who lead the change in the standard feature of a flagship device. But, now it appears like its biggest nemesis will catch up earlier than one can anticipate.

Advertisement Two days prior to this news went viral online, a Chinese source purportedly suggested that the Galaxy S series maker will launch its own version of 3D Facial recognition on the Galaxy S9 in February or March. Today, another source closed to the matter makes an identical claims and adds detailed information. The supply chain sources in China said that Samsung is on its way to reverse engineer the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system. With that said, this will allow Samsung to imitate the Face ID on 2018’s Galaxy S9.

In addition to introducing its Face ID-like feature on the Galaxy S9, the device will also be shipping with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. A number of sources believes the handset will be released around Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. The smartphone’s all-screen display will be quite different from the S8, with narrower bezels on the top and bottom portions of the front panel.

What’s more interesting with Samsung’s aim to copy and reproduce the components or hardware part of the 3d facial recognition system is the South Korean tech giant be able to sufficiently mass-produce 3D Facial recognition’s modules for the Galaxy S9? After all, it’s the very same modules and components which has given Apple a headaches because the company can’t mass produce the hardware and the eventual mass-production delays of the iPhone X. Given Samsung’s vast resources, it just could be able to achieve that. Let us know what you think about Samsung’s 3D facial recognition on the Galaxy s9 in the comments section below.

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iPhone X Release: New iPhone X Decrypts Apple’s Awry Future

The iPhone X may be the future of Apple Inc. in terms new and cutting-edge technologies, but certainly not the future of the iPhone design.

Ofelia Adamson



New iPhone X Features Apple's Awry Future

Apple investors know that the iPhone X is the future of the company’s smartphone product line. That’s the suggestion from Apple‘s very own precious Chief Design Officer Jony Ive in an interview. But has the Cupertino-based technology company put too much attention on aesthetic design aspect of the iPhone and not ample on the consumers side?

Let’s begin with the all-screen design with sheets of durable glass on the front and back panels of the Apple’s top-of-the-line flagship. While the components may be all-glass just like the iPhone 4 smartphone, the tech giant has been working to minimize the three specific aspects — which is front and back panel as well as the steel frame chassis into a single consumer electronic product. The new manufacturing and building process employed for the iPhone X are a a giant leap forward.

For the majority of the consumers, a phrase like “bezel-less” phrase on an smartphone generates an assumption that the screen panel will be entirely covered by Super Retina OLED display when you look at the premium flagship. That’s evidently not the logic if you first look at the iPhone X with a normal visions.

Designers like Ive can see the radical change, consumers else notices a device that is called “bezel-less” and everyone thinks “what are those little black edge of the handset?”

And if you want to create discussions regarding the dominant essence of the iPhone X screen display, it is worth remembering that the screen to body ratio of the iPhone X is significantly lower than the Samsung Galaxy S8 series and Note 8. The iPhone X has 82.9 percent screen-to-body ratio, while the Galaxy Note 8 got 83.2 percent. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have 83.6% and 84%, respectively.

Advertisement Then there is the new addition of facial recognition powered by TrueDepth Camera System called Face ID. What nightmare does the depth-sensing facial recognition solve that wasn’t already addressed by the Touch ID fingerprint biometric sensor?

It certainly addressed one of the Cupertino’s main dilemma with iPhone design. If you want to move to a cellular device that has as fewer active mechanical components on the external interface of a handset as possible, then completely getting rid of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner is an essential goal. It’s not totally removing the Touch ID, but the physical home button that houses the fingerprint sensor. If only Apple ultimately achieve the under-display fingerprint scanner on the iPhone X, the company will surely not remove the Touch ID on the flagship phone.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as the newly released iPhone 8 and 8 Plus moved to embraced the virtual haptic home button embedded in to the bottom part of the devices, but the electronic components to register touch and read the fingerprint of a user remained intact. But with the iPhone X, that intricacy has been totally removed — and while it is completely replaced with the TrueDepth Camera System (dot projector, flood illuminator, infrared camera, other 3D sensors), these are vital components that will receive less aging over the lifetime of the handset.

With the advantage of TrueDepth Camera System technology (Face ID) on Apple’s iPhone X, it also brings the ugly notch on the top of the device.

Until independent hands-on of the commercial unit of an iPhone X in the wild can be executed, the advantage of Face ID over Touch ID remain to be determined.

Face ID powered by the TrueDepth camera system by projecting and analyzes more than 30,000 invisible dots to make a precise depth map of the user’s face.

Apple has sacrificed the immersive user experience for the iPhone X to have a unique visual outline as earmark. Apple has notably advised the iOS developers to not conceal the notch.

Apple’s option in the design around the notch was to highlight the company itself, not create a smooth and immersive experience for the user end.

When I first look at the iPhone X in the flesh, first thing i notice is the gorgeously beautiful OLED display and the design that works for Apple’s benefit first, with the end-user next.

We would like to see a better embracing of every technology standards and less of a dependence on proprietary technology. Using Qi standard for the new iPhone wireless charging support is a good leap forward.

While Apple focuses on design that mainly benefits the company itself, Android mobile operating system adoption of the standard technology is growing while the premium price and gimmicky aesthetic design of the iPhone X is going to be late and have a inimical impact on the handset’s overall performance.

The sales figures of the iPhone nosedived in the last two years. The cutting-edge technologies on the iPhone X is certainly the future of Apple’s iPhone. But I disagree that it is the future of the iPhone design.

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