Apple may ship nearly half the number of iPhone X units than what it originally planned due to technical glitches with its face authentication feature.

Much-awaited iPhone X coming to India soon pre-orders to start from Oct 27
Atom Tech Shorts Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 09:43

Apple fans in India who can afford iPhone X can rejoice. The pre-orders for the flagship iPhone X launched last month begins on October 27. While Apple has its e-store in major cities, the phone is listed on Flipkart also for the pre-ordering.  

The iPhone X will be made available in India in two variants, 64GB storage and 256Gb storage. The two will be priced at Rs 89,000 and Rs. 1, 02, 000 respectively. The color options are silver and space grey.

To recap the specs and features of this special edition iPhone commemorating the 10th anniversary of iPhones, it has a 5.8-inch OLED display with a whopping 2436x1125 pixels screen resolution. Apple uses its own A11 processor that has 6 cores. The company claims this CPU is capable of delivering 25% better performance than the predecessor A10 which was found in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The iPhone X also has a dual camera setup in the rear. One 12MP sensor and a telephoto lens work in tandem to capture the best images and for selfies, the front camera has a 7MP sensor. Apple has always relied on its own high-end proprietary technology that delivers better imaging experience for the users and not necessarily depend on the size of the camera fitted on the device.   

According to some information, the Cupertino headquartered tech giant has cut down on the number of pieces of iPhone X being shipped this year to just 50% of what was planned. The reason being cited for this is there is some glitch in the face authentication module and might have to be fixed. But Apple has not made any official statement in this regard.

Market experts place this information in perspective and point out that Apple managed to sell around 13 million iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in the very first weekend of its launch.   

Additionally, Nikkei Asian Review reports that Apple may ship nearly half the number of iPhone X units than what it originally planned for this year. The report notes that apple may ship only 20 million iPhone X devices this year.

The reason behind this is due to some technical glitches that iPhone X is reportedly facing surrounding its face authentication feature. Apple is reportedly manufacturing around 10 million iPhone X units every month.

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