Shares in AMS, a producer of components used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera, dropped in value by 14 percent after the manufacturer warned of lower than expected revenue in the second quarter, possibly due to Apple being slow to finalize its production plans for this year's iPhone refresh.
Apple piled on to its list of announcements on Tuesday with updates to Clips and GarageBand for iOS, adding a barrage of content to both, and a new feature to the second — support for the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera.
Apple could begin trial production of its 2018 iPhones as soon as next quarter, seeking to avoid the production problems with TrueDepth cameras thought to have pushed the iPhone X's launch into last November, a report claimed on Thursday.
Apple's savvy supply chain acumen has afforded it a two-year lead in a mounting 3D sensing arms race the company sparked with the introduction of Face ID on iPhone X, as reports claim major suppliers will not have crucial parts available for Android makers until 2019.
Apple supplier Finisar intends to make its new 700,000 square foot facility in Sherman, Texas the 'VCSEL capital of the world,' the firm's vice president and general manager revealed, as part of tour of its under-construction production lines that will eventually supply the laser-based components used in the iPhone X as well as other industries.
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With the iPhone X just three months out of the gate, and discussions about the 2018 iPhone refresh starting, eyes are starting to look at 2019, with new supply chain discussion by an investment analyst firm suggesting that Apple is now working on a world-facing 3D sensor to assert dominance in augmented reality.
Everyone in the industry should know that "channel checks" of Apple suppliers offer largely worthless data. But every January, Japan's Nikkei newspaper unloads a report suggesting that Apple is scrambling to slash production of its newest iPhone because of disappointing sales. Every year that report has been false, and every year the tech media falls for it.
A series meetings between Apple and LG executives, plus regulatory filings by LG suggest that Apple is looking at a one-time payment to help LG build out 3D sensing component fabrication facilities, to avoid a shortage like it may have faced with the iPhone X.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple released the iPhone X — that's pronounced "ten," as the company is eager to point out. While it may not be an earth-shaking revelation, it's an important signpost for where Apple plans to be 10 years from now — assuming we're even still using smartphones in 2027.
A consumer sentiment report of early iPhone X adopters indicates that its TrueDepth camera is a "major driver among positive ratings," and that the features it enables—including Face ID and Animoji—are key market differentiators driving interest in the high end phone.
A new game made specifically for the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera is available to download from the App Store, with 'Rainbrow' using the sensor array as a game controller by monitoring the user's eyebrows in one of the more novel applications of the imaging hardware.
Apple on Wednesday announced plans to pay U.S. firm Finisar — which manufactures the VCSELs (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera — $390 million out of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund.
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