Compared to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the iPhone X’s release has been “delayed” to November. Of course it could have been Apple’s plan all along, but there have been various reports suggesting a number of reasons as to why the iPhone X might be launching in November, with some citing production problems as one of the reasons.


However according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal (via BGR), one of the reasons why the iPhone X was delayed to November was because Apple was trying to include Touch ID on the phone until the very last minute. The report claims that Apple really wanted to embed Touch ID into the iPhone X’s display and that they could not get it to work in time which could have contributed to the iPhone X’s production being delayed, hence the release in November.

The report reads, “Apple initially hoped to equip the iPhone X with the Touch ID function, which allows users to open the phone by scanning their fingerprint. But incorporating the scanner into the new OLED display proved problematic, and Apple eventually scrapped the scanner on the new phones. The episode contributed to iPhone X sales being pushed back til November, people familiar with the matter said.”

This is interesting because an earlier report suggested that Apple had dropped their plans for Touch ID a while ago, and that the company early on decided that Face ID was the way to go. Of course we can’t say that with 100% certainty, but Apple’s decision to forgo Touch ID on the iPhone X was somewhat controversial, but we guess we’ll have to wait and see how Face ID performs to know if Apple made the right call.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about Face Id, iPhone X, Security and Touch Id.

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