Faulty touch panel could cause iPhone 5 shipping delay
Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:20:52 BST
The iPhone 5 is set to use a touch panel display manufactured in part by Wintek, which will be responsible for about a quarter of all the screens used.
However, while the displays have apparently been created it has subsequently been discovered that during their integration with the other hardware components, a flaw can arise that makes them unusable.
Because Wintek is not the sole touch panel provider it should be possible for Apple to launch around 75 per cent of the iPhone 5 stock, which it had planned to make available following the launch, but any shortage will result in missed sales, as consumers look to other mobile companies for their next smartphone purchase.
Of course Wintek may remedy the issue and create enough touch panels to compensate in the interim, or one of its rivals may step in to take its place, but it is definitely a setback for both Apple and its customers.
Posted in News By Ben Flux
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