Defect in Wintek touch panel to affect iPhone 5 shipments?Boy, I would certainly hate to be in the position of Wintek’s executive board right now assuming the rumor of their latest touch panels that are headed for action in Apple’s iPhone 5 being defective is true. If that is the case, then you can surely expect initial shipments of the device to experience some hiccups. DigiTimes has reported that iPhone supply chain makers claim “delayed bubble” defects were found in the touch panels that rolled off Wintek’s assembly line – and Wintek, obviously wanting to ensure that their reputation remains intact, has assured that all of their products will still be delivered on schedule.

It is said that the defect could be “difficult to avoid” during the production process, especially when early detection is not done. Some sources claim that “since the manufacturing process of touch panels used in iPhone 5 is of the same as that for iPhone 4, Wintek is expected to remedy the defect quickly.”

Which is which? Do you think Wintek is denying this through their teeth, or is it just a vicious rumor by their business rivals that intend to affect Wintek’s reputation negatively somewhat?

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