The new decision is likely taken because of the shortage of the 3D sensors it faced last year on the iPhone X
According to a DigiTimes report, Apple is reportedly working on to make 3D sensing a standard for this year’s upcoming iPhone series. The trial production of the series is speculated to kick off in the second quarter of 2018 at the earliest, and this time the company will try not to repeat the previous setback caused by the initial low yield rates on the production of 3D sensor modules last year, according to sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses.
The early trial production will ensure smooth production and also help push the delivery schedule for the 2018 iPhone. The same sources remarked that the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X were lower than expected and this time the company would want to turn the tide.
The component orders for the new upcoming iPhone series have not yet shown significant increases recently, but the sources say upstream, and downstream iPhone supply chain makers are more optimistic about order prospects for the year. The sources also added that component makers would see the revenue start moving upward in the second quarter of 2018 if the company manages to deliver the new series early in the third quarter.
The new 2018 iPhone series will have three models- 5.85 inches and 6.45 inch with OLED displays and a 6.1 inch with an LCD which will cost significantly lesser. All of them are likely to come to face scanning, and Apple will make sure this time that there isn’t any shortage of 3D sensors like it happened with the iPhone X. The famous top notch is also expected to be back, but there is nothing new here. The market is flooded with smartphones with a top notch and a 19:9 aspect ratio.