In a recent report from Mashable, they interviewed Apple’s SVP of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio who revealed that Apple had originally intended for the iPhone X to be released in 2018. However according to Riccio, “but with a lot of hard work, talent, grit, and determination we were able to deliver them this year.”
The iPhone X represents a huge change in terms of design and features for the iPhone lineup, which ever since its inception had offered users a physical home button. However with the iPhone X, Apple decided to ditch the home button and Touch ID in the process, replacing it with a facial recognition system dubbed Face ID.
A recent interview also with Riccio confirmed that Apple always had the intention of equipping the iPhone X with Face ID. In fact Riccio revealed (maybe too much) that Apple had to lock in the design very early, which was last November, shortly after the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were launched. So far early reviews of the iPhone X and Face ID have proven to be largely positive, but we suppose we’ll get a better idea of how it fares in general once it has been released on the 3rd of November.