Apple tablet "delayed" because of glass problem

Taiwanese panel maker Innolux is supplying touch panels for Apple’s tablet.

That’s according to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, which quotes “sources from Apple’s component suppliers.”

Recent speculation has centered around Apple introducing a tablet Mac during the latter half of January.

Digitimes said in a report today that Foxconn’s optical glass maker G-Tech will use a product to strengthen the glass used in the forthcoming product.

The glass strengthening technology has forced delays to the product, according to the wire – mass production is now set to start towards the end of the first quarter of next year or April.

The Digitimes report is here.