Apple Moved the Release of the iPhone X Forward From 2018

Apple Inc is set to release the iPhone X just weeks after the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus was launched. However, it was not always meant to be that way.

A new interview exposes that the original plan of Apple was to release the 10th anniversary iPhone in 2018. However, the planned launch was moved forward.

Talking to Mashable regarding the creation of the iPhone X, Dan Riccio, Apple’s Senior Vice President of hardware engineering said that the “line of sight” for the iPhone X was a release set for 2018.

Riccio added: “with a lot of hard work, talent, grit, and determination we were able to deliver [the iPhone X] this year.”

With reports that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are experiencing weaker sales than normal, it is believed that the coming release of the more advanced iPhone X is a huge contributor.

The iPhone X went up for pre-order on Frida, October 27, 2017, with a release date scheduled for November 3.

A report suggested that Apple had reduced the accuracy of its Face ID technology, a new facial scanner that is used to unlock the iPhone X, in order to speed up the production of the phone ahead of its scheduled launch.

However, Apple replied with a statement claiming that reports of a downgrade were ‘completely false.’

“Face ID is a powerful and secure authentication system that’s incredibly easy and intuitive to use,” said Apple. “The quality and accuracy of Face ID haven’t changed. It continues to be 1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID.

“Bloomberg’s claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false, and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication.”