Apple’s COO Jeff Williams To Meet Foxconn Chairman To Discuss iPhone X Production Issues
According to Nikkei Asian, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer ‘Jeff Williams’ is planning to meet the Chairman of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Foxconn ‘Terry Gou’ to discuss the ongoing iPhone X production issues.
During the meeting, it is expected that both the two executives will focus on the problems related to a dot projector which is a component used in the 3-D sensor module for facial recognition.
Currently, Foxconn is holding the major share of assembling Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone X, while LG Innotek and Sharp Corporation are responsible for the collection of a 3-D sensor module.
Sharp executive’s recent statement revealed that the yield rate for the iPhone X has improved significantly. However, a tech industry executive who is much more aware of the 3-D sensor module issue has mentioned that the solution for the module issue has not yet reached a satisfactory level.
“The temperature may be down a bit, but the fever persists,” the executive mentioned in a statement.
Meanwhile, Williams will soon visit Taiwan in order to engage for the 30th anniversary of Taiwan’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) which is the sole core processor supplier for the next year’s iPhone lineup.