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Overheating processors may have caused Apple to delay the iPhone 5

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Overheating processors may have caused Apple to delay the iPhone 5
A new rumor to surface courtesy of Sohu.com is suggesting that Apple was forced to delay the release of the iPhone 5 due to faulty A5 processors that apparently were overheating.

The rumor says that Apple will be launching a slightly upgraded iPhone 4S this year because of the issue. This is something that we have all heard in the past. However, this is where things get a little sketchy. Sohu.com said that the iPhone 4S would have a dual-core processor. The A5, which they claim was overheating, is the dual-core processor that would power a supposed iPhone 4S.

It is possible that a hardware redesign for an iPhone 5 would have a different effect on the processor than the iPhone 4 body style that is said to only contain some minor upgrades, like a better camera. It was also stated that Apple may be holding out on production for a dual-core A6 processor to be ready. But still, this is a rumor and should be regarded as such.

Recent reports are suggesting a major upgrade to the iPhone will hit the shelves as early as August. Until Apple makes a new iPhone official (or if one of their employees leaves it in a bar), nobody really knows what is going to happen at this point. Tell us what you think in the comments.

source: Sohu.com via BGR

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posted on 14 Jul 2011, 23:40 9

1. Leyjee (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Feb 2011)


who really gives a s**t! I'm not an iPhone hater, but i cant help thinking droid and wp7 will rule :)

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 00:00 9

2. E.N. (Posts: 2223; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I disagree with the Android statement, but you know for sure you're a hater when you say Windows Mobile 7 will rule.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 09:56 2

23. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Do you not think your a Fanboy for saying that though? Any platform can rule whether its iOS, Android or WP7

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 16:44 1

34. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


I guess its a good sign for Apple to come out on top when your product is so popular you are struggling to find capable suppliers and reliable parts.

But c'mon Apple, you should not have have dipped into the bin of overheating Playstation parts...

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 00:50 6

3. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


iphone 5 delayed, apple loosing in court!! aaaa it's the end of the world....

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 01:15 11

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*shrugs* just another reminder that no phone company is perfect. At least Motorola can get a dual core processor right. So can Samsung. But ooh, too bad, Apple. You kinda burnt those bridges, didn't you?

Yes, I'm aware that Nvidia and TI designed the Motorola processors. But they still had to make the processors work with the rest of the phone.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 01:32 3

5. me144 (unregistered)


you do know that apple only makes the processors the rest of the phone is made by LG and Samsung and some other small company

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 02:32 2

10. ph00ny (Posts: 582; Member since: 26 May 2011)


You do know that apple only designs their SOC based on the ARM design and it's actually fabricated by samsung. Rest of the phone is put together by the parts supplied by many companies including samsung and LG

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 19:14

35. Laurynas (unregistered)


@ph00ny

"You do know that apple only designs their SOC based on the ARM design..."

Actually:
1. Apple's A5 SoC is designed by Apple.
2. CPU is designet by ARM (which is inside Apple's A5 SoC).
3. Apple's A5 SoC is manufacture by Samsung.

+ Some more info:
All it is about a Apple's A5 SoC (System-on-a-chip) and it contains not only CPU inside. That's mean SoC heat is produced NOT ONLY by CPU (of course it is mostly, but not only). Also heat level depends not only on clock speed of CPU, it also depends on architecture of CPU. Also we can't forget about a casing.

So, heat can be generated drop by drop not only by CPU, remember that we are talking about a whole SoC not only about CPU (+casing).

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 04:00 3

13. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


So sniggly. You're taking this rumor as a fact then? Lol. I bet if this was something positive about the next iphone, you'll take it as a major rumor, right? Lol.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 07:03 4

17. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Not necessarily. The rumor could still be false. But the rumors about the iphone coming to Verizon were true, the rumors about the iPhone being delayed were true, etc. So there's a good chance that this rumor is true too.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 13:10

30. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Just like the rumor since 2008 of an iphone nano, an iphone with a keyboard, etc. There are more rumors about the iphone that turned out to be false. So there's a bigger chance that this rumor will be false as well :)

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 01:33 8

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The iphone doesn't even need a dual core processor. Why on earth would you put a dual core processor on a feature phone anyway?

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 01:36 3

7. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


because

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 01:41 4

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Oh....

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 01:53 2

9. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


because we can :)

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 04:53

37. ivanprskalo (Posts: 105; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


We??? Who exactly you are? Some kid who owns iPhone which was bought by his dads money?

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 02:33 4

11. ph00ny (Posts: 582; Member since: 26 May 2011)


iphone doesn't because it doesn't multitask properly....

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 14:44

31. box (unregistered)


Well said.

But as for why, so that it's at least up to date - in specifications alone - to the top-tier phones from its competetition

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 14:53 1

33. shayan (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


wow this was the best " screw apple" comment I've read in this site.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 04:51

36. ivanprskalo (Posts: 105; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Very nice!!!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:34 4

12. BoogieEJ (unregistered)


REMEMBER EVERYONE........... Apple revolutionized the Smartphone industry with the iPhone and THEY did revolutionized again with the invention of the App Store,,,,,, and thats why alll this Android and WP7 got cool Apps........... REMEMBER dont forget the CREATOR :D

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:31 8

18. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Ford revolutionized transportation, when everyone was using horses and buggies, Ford created assembly line automobiles.

But today, I drive a BMW. You can live in the past with your Ford, I'll take my BMW any day.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:41 6

21. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Aw, don't pick on Ford. They make awesome cars again.

But your point stands.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 04:03 4

14. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And of course once again all the fandroids rush in treating this rumor to be a known fact. But when the next iphone comes out proving the rumors false, fandroids pretend that they never said anything and totally forgets all the s**t they post on here :)

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 06:29 1

15. Laurynas (unregistered)


Souds like a:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q9au0Sxay8

Or maybe like a:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyKe8iJ9-Jo

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 06:59

16. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Ok....whats the difference between the chip in the iPad 2 and the chip going in the iPhone 5? Unless it something to do with the phone radio causing problems? Or is the iPhone 5 too thin?

If this is true...

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:33 1

19. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)


It's the antenna problem again! Lulz!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:39

20. ztedac (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 May 2010)


so happy that samsung does not have the same problem ^^

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 09:27 1

22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Sniggly how long has the bionic been delayed? When the iPhone 5 comes out it will be the best phone by customer satisfaction and sales and bionic will be a failure just like all of Motorolas phones.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 10:22

24. Laurynas (unregistered)


Talks without proofs is only heresy

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 11:07

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


its called ...opinion and we all have it...

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 12:18

28. Laurynas (unregistered)


Yes, I know and that's was mine.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 11:11 1

27. BenCjamin (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 May 2011)


I disagree. Samsung's galaxy S II will be the best phone by customer satisfaction and the iphone sales will slow more than last year.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 14:49 2

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


"iphone sales will slow more than last year"


iPhone had record sales last year so I'm not sure if you're really that dumb.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 11:06 1

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


at lest they test before they sent it out to consumers... unlike the T-bolt that i had for 2 weeks and overhesated soo much that had to used to make my pancakes...so went back to my Droid X with Ginger and Maryann :-)

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 13:07

29. andro (unregistered)


the overheating is because of the raging burning anger apple now has over being passed out by android!! Sueing is now being considered

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 04:55

38. ivanprskalo (Posts: 105; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Finally - signs of Apples slow but imminent death!

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