2018 iPhone Models to Feature Face ID Built by Chinese Companies
Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup is expected to include three different models, all of them featuring the Face ID facial recognition, and the company is reportedly looking into ways to expand the list of suppliers to prevent shortages of key modules.
LG Innotek will continue to be the main supplier of Face ID parts, but a report from The Investor reveals that Apple also wants to add two more suppliers that would help build similar components for the new iPhone models.
This means that 2018 iPhones could be equipped with Face ID components built by Chinese firms, though it’s not yet clear how many units are projected to use these parts. On the other hand, depending on the yield rate, LG Innotek’s supply volume could be reduced in the future, the report says.