Apple Leak Reveals Sudden iPhone X Cancellation

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There’s been a great deal of discuss the iPhone X since its release this past year but it appears Apple’s innovative model could be scrapped.

According to a new report obtained by AppleInsider, KGI Securities’ analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, said sales of the iPhone X have been ‘disappointing’ and production will be ‘ceasing in the summer’.

The last – and only – time Apple cancelled a model after one generation was the iPhone 5C back in 2014.

Apple have been criticised over the iPhone X for its price tag, which starts from £999 for the most basic version.

Kuo has successfully revealed Apple’s plans in the past and said ‘disinterest in China is the main reason’ for the plans to scrap the iPhone X.

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One of the phone’s features is the facial recognition technology, which enables the user to unlock their phone by scanning their face, instead of the fingerprint.

This feature also came under criticism after a father, who bought the expensive gadget for his wife, was shocked to find his son could also bypass the Face ID.

Upon phoning Apple’s customer service hotline, he was told it was a rare, isolated case caused by his wife and son looking similar.

This was reported just one week after a Chinese woman realised she could unlock her colleague’s iPhone X using facial recognition also.

Madam Wan, the colleague of the phone owner, said:

We look quite ordinary. What if someone picks up my phone and opens it? They could buy stuff through my phone and make payments.

We don’t have a sense of security.

It’s been suggested the iPhone X is unable to tell Chinese people apart from one another, but this allegation has been refuted by Apple, who continue to maintain its facial recognition software is close to foolproof.

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They claim there’s only a one in a million chance of someone else’s face being able to unlock your phone.

Face ID’s launch backfired spectacularly but that was more down to user error on the part of the Apple vice president, Craig Federighi.

However Apple’s claims haven’t convinced people in China, who are becoming more and more concerned their iPhone’s safety might be compromised.

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Apple claim there’s only a ‘one in a million chance’ of someone else’s face being able to unlock your phone.

Face ID’s launch backfired spectacularly but this was more down to user error on the part of the Apple vice president, Craig Federighi.

However Apple’s claims haven’t convinced people in China, who are becoming more and more concerned their iPhone’s safety might be compromised.

Not looking good for the X.

 

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