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Apple to settle for half its planned iPhone X shipments this year

Problematic parts related to face recognition slowed output

Apple iPhone X samples are displayed during a product launch event in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 12.   © Reuters

TOKYO/BEIJING/OSAKA -- Initial shipments of Apple's highly anticipated iPhone X are expected to total around 20 million units, only half the planned amount for this year, The Nikkei has learned.

The reduction stems from the California-based company's struggles to solve technical issues with components supporting the model's new face authentication feature.

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