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Friday Apple Rumors: iPhone X Owners Can Disable Face ID

Friday Apple Rumors: iPhone X Owners Can Disable Face ID

To top it off, he believes that some versions of the device will have more restricted supplies than others.

Unlike the OLED display module in Samsung's own smartphones, in which the display and touch panel are integrated, iPhone's display module has the touch panel outside of the display, according to a person familiar with the technology. Remember, the previous call made before Apple's unveiling last week was for 45 million to 50 million iPhone X handsets to be shipped.

Indeed, when KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first reported (via 9to5Mac) that Apple was looking to add facial recognition to the iPhone X (long before much was known about the device), it was supposed to be included in addition to Touch ID at first, not in place of it (though, reportedly, Kuo said that Apple's long-term goal was to replace Touch ID with facial recognition altogether).

The new iPhone X is displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. The base model costs $999 internationally and Rs. 89,000 in India.

This, the report says, set volume production of the iPhone X back by "about a month", something that appears to be supported by the fact that Apple won't be taking pre-orders for the iPhone X until Oct. 27, with general availability on Nov. 3. Erstwhile models include the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Until then, consumers are bound to see supply shortages and extended shipping delays for the iPhone X. This is the nature of the game and cannot be corrected. The new camera also delivers the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone with better video stabilization, 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps.

Kuo also mentioned the reason behind why the iPhone won't be available for sale on time is because the company doesn't want to "cannibalise" the sales of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

The extent of the delays have been previously unknown, giving some analysts, and likely potential buyers, pause.

iPhone 8 Preorders: Apple is already selling out of some versions of the iPhone 8, reports Fortune.

The backup, Kuo estimates, will result in 2018 iPhone X shipments in the 80 million to 90 million range.