More iPhone 5 production woe rumours

More iPhone 5 production woe rumoursWe recently heard rumours that the imminent iPhone 5’s teardrop design was causing problems on ye olde production line, and now sources of Digitimes are throwing more fuel on the rumour fire.

This time it’s supposedly a defect in the touch panels cranked out by Wintek, though the manufacturer has claimed that it’s on course to meet its targets.

The “delayed bubble” defect is reportedly difficult to avoid during production, and often detected much later – in the assembly process. The sources add that Wintek should be able to remedy things pretty quickly, though there’s always the chance it’ll affect shipment volumes.

Incidentally, Apple aims to pump out 25-26 million iPhone 5s, according to the sources. Cripes.

In other iPhone 5 news, some pics of iPhone 4S cases have surfaced on Twitter and BGR. Depending who you listen to, the iPhone 4S is either a modest update of the iPhone 4, or a spanking new budget handset.

Hurry up, Apple. Put us out of our collective misery.

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Treab  Sep. 24, 2011 at 15:37

25-26 million iphones... jeez then again with the iphone 4 they did sell 14.1 million iphone 4's by october so its not impossible but i wonder how 'cheap' these iphone 4s devices will be...

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 24, 2011 at 15:48

If these 4S devices are cheap and have an A5 processor...might have to get one. Treab, for once not off eBay as new iPhones cost a bomb off there :p.

Treab  Sep. 24, 2011 at 15:50

most people who visit this site must wonder what the hell were on about lol

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 24, 2011 at 15:59

That's true...we do probably seem somewhat, odd. Oh well, I can live with that.

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