Apple (AAPL) suppliers are continuing to grapple with 3D sensor production for the iPhone X, raising the specter of delays, Nikkei Asian Review reported, citing a “top” executive. Shares drifted marginally lower intraday.
The issue is related to dot projectors in the premium handset’s TrueDepth camera system, the news report claimed. The smartphone is expected to go on sale by early November.
Jeff Pu, an analyst with Taipei-based Yuanta Investment Consulting, has also identified the dot projector as the troublesome component holding back mass production of iPhone X, the news report added.
Shares traded near the top end of their 52-week price range of $104.08 – $164.94.