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.