Some iPhone 5 panels have defect, report says


Is the iPhone 5 hard to produce?

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Taiwan-based manufacturing company Wintek is having some trouble with the iPhone 5 panels it's producing, a new report from DigiTimes claims.

According to the blog, citing sources, Wintek is finding a "delayed bubble" defect in some of the iPhone 5 panels it has produced. Although the source didn't say exactly what the defect does to the screens, DigiTimes says that it only appears after touch-panel lamination and during assembly.

Wintek is believed to be one of a few companies developing the panels for Apple's upcoming iPhone 5. According to DigiTimes' source, Wintek will deliver 20 percent to 25 percent of all iPhone 5 touch panels, while Taiwan's TPK Holding will produce 60 percent to 65 percent of the device's displays.

Opinions are mixed on whether or not the defect will affect Wintek's ability to meet Apple's supply demands. DigiTimes' source says it will hurt initial shipments of panels, while Wintek told DigiTimes that it will not. In addition, since iPhone 5 panel production is similar to iPhone 4 production, according to the DigiTimes source, it won't take long to fix the defect.

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Some iPhone 5 panels have defect, report says
Don Reisinger
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:04:34 GMT

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