A leading Apple analyst has claimed the new technology featured on the iPhone X is years ahead of any Android device.
KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo saythat Apple’s facial recognition will not be replicated for around two and half years by Android devices.
Face ID and other iPhone X features were launched last month by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing.
The new iPhone X has the facial recognition known as Face ID which simply unlocks the device by scanning the owner’s face.
What makes this unique is that it uses Apple’s TrueDepth camera to scan the face in 3D, far more secure than the 2D versions which can be deceived with photographs.
Ming-Chi Kuo is so impressed by the new system that he feels confident that many existing Android users will shift towards the iPhone, simply because of Face ID.
He did however raise concerns about whether Apple would be able to satisfy demand with the new iPhone X, claiming that the production process was very complicated so matching demand might be difficult.
The result is that those who don’t pre-order the device may have weeks or even months to wait before they receive their new smartphone
However, according to Apple website 9to5Mac, Kuo said the “outlook for 2018-2019 iPhone growth is still positive”.
“He adds an estimate that Android devices are now likely 1.5-2.5 years behind Apple when it comes to matching its TrueDepth camera experience.
“If this pans out, this could put Apple in a better position to continue its iPhone growth by giving users more reason to switch from Android.”