As we all await the launch of Apple's iPhone 5, a new report claims that some of the touch panels that are being made for the next version of the popular smartphone have been discovered to have defects. Digitimes reports via unnamed sources that the defect is called delayed bubble and is usually discovered after the phone is being assembled. The article said that the defect was found on touch screens produced by Wintek.
In an official statement, Wintek didn't say anything about the specific touch screen issue, saying only that its parts were being delivered on schedule. The article states that Wintek produces between 20 to 25 percent of all iPhone 5 touch panels. The article did state that the company is expected to fix the process that caused the defect quickly. However, it's still possible that it could affect the shipment numbers of the iPhone 5.
Earlier this week, AllThingsD.com reported via its own sources that Apple would hold its long awaited press conference to introduce the iPhone 5 on October 4. So far, Apple itself has continued to stay silent on the launch of its next smartphone. Meanwhile, one of the iPhone's providers, Verizon, might be trying to get rid of its current supply of the iPhone 4. Beatweek.com reports that some Verizon customers have received an offer via text message offering them an iPhone 4 for just $120 with a two year contract. The offer lasts until September 30.