Apple introduced Face ID and its 3D sensing technology with their iPhone X last year. Many other companies have also started to introduce similar technology.
According to a recent report, Apple’s 3D sensing technology is a couple of years ahead of the competition. The news comes in a report from Reuters who have spoke to three major parts suppliers about the technology.
“According to parts manufacturers Viavi Solutions Inc, Finisar Corp and Ams AG, bottlenecks on key parts will mean mass adoption of 3D sensing will not happen until next year, disappointing earlier expectations.
That means that China’s Huawei, Xiaomi and others could be a total of almost two years behind Apple, which launched Face ID with its iPhone X anniversary phone last September.”
That would mean that it could take Apple’s competitors until next year to catch up with the 3D sensing technology in the iPhone X. By that time Apple could have introduced an updated version of the technology, the company is said to be working on a new version of Face ID and the technology behind it at the moment.