Apple's iPhone X is as much as two and half years ahead of its competition, a leading analyst has claimed. However, the latest forecast from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI says Apple still cannot make enough of the handsets due to technical problems with the front facing TrueDepth camera it uses to scan people's faces. The firm lowered its estimates of iPhone X shipments in 2017 to 30-35 million units from a previous estimate of 40 million due to the issues. The latest forecast from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI says Apple still cannot make enough of the handsets due to technical problems with the front facing TrueDepth camera it uses to scan people's faces. However, even with initial production difficulties, Kuo writes that the outlook for 2018-2019 iPhone growth is still positive.
Apple's new iPhone X is the next direction for the tech giant, which is known for making a statement in the mobile industry with its latest devices. The iPhone X commemorates the 10th anniversary of the iPhone brand, which was first unveiled in 2007. Since then, the device has morphed from Apple's efforts to go against the grain of the industry, to a showcase of all of the latest technology trends, interpreted in Apple fashion. The iPhone X follows the coattails of Samsung's latest smartphone, which released weeks prior as a continuation of the manufacturer's productivity focused niche line. Both devices signify a turning point in the industry, where companies now unabashedly promote the highest quality hardware for at some of the loftiest prices ever seen on the market.
Apple's radical FaceID system is set to come to the entire iPhone line next year, it has been claimed. The firm is set to abandon its current TouchID fingerprint system entirely, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that all 2018 iPhone models will move to Face ID, according to 9to5Mac. Kuo also predicted that the iPad Pro would gain Face ID next year. Just last month he issued a note in which he said the future of Face ID depended largely upon consumer reaction to the iPhone X.
Apple's highly-anticipated iPhone X is now known to be packed with a slew of advanced features, from FaceID to'the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone' – but, it isn't all that serious. In a demonstration of the device today, the firm revealed it will come with a feature known as Animoji, which will allow users to communicate as their favourite emojis. Animoji relies on the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera system, which can capture facial movements and translate those expressions to the animations. In a comical on-stage demonstration, the Apple execs showed how this means users can now talk as the much-loved poop emoji, among the many others. Apple's new Animoji feature means iPhone X owners will be able to send 3D animated emojis they can control with their face.