Apparently a defective display may disrupt initial iPhone 5 shipments. According to a new report, supply chain makers have indicated that some of the touch panels made for the iPhone 5 look fine when they are made, but have defective issues that appear later during assembly of the device.
The sources indicate that the issue should be fixed quickly and, even if the initial supply of the iPhone 5 is delayed, Apple still intends to ship 25-26 million units of the device this year.
Apple has worked hard lately at being recognized for its green efforts. They've touted their environmentally friendly manufacturing policies on their site, they've cut down on packaging, and they instituted a recycling program for all their old products.
But, they also work with suppliers out of China, a country not known for strong environmental policies or one unfamiliar with the backroom deal. And one of their suppliers is delivering a nice black eye to the company.