WSJ: the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X is causing the supply issues

September 27th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

We’ve been hearing that the iPhone X will face component shortages since the new flagship was merely a rumor. Now The Wall Street Journal quotes multiple sources who say that the TrueDepth camera is what keeps production slow.

Two components – nicknamed Romeo and Juliet – work in tandem to enable the FaceID / animoji magic. However, the Romeo modules are harder to manufacture and take more time compared to the Juliet module.

The sources did not name the function of Romeo, but it appears that this component is the true roadblock (and not the AMOLED screen as speculated…

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