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TAIPEI -- "For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." These words by Shakespeare could well be applied to Apple Inc.'s iPhone X.

A tech executive familiar with iPhone X production told Nikkei Asian Review on Thursday that manufacturers are still struggling to perfect 3-D sensors and in particular dot projectors in Apple premium handset's TrueDepth camera system, though the person could not pinpoint exactly the problem.

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